It's 1945, and 16-year-old Terry dreams of waiting tables at the Airlines Hotel in Gander, "Gateway to the World at War!". When his mother becomes ill and their house is quarantined, Terry conjures up the hotel world to keep his fears at bay, complete with a spy mystery and a romance with the vivacious Laurie Dwyer. But with a war outside and death upstairs, Terry must choose between boyhood ... See full summary »

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Terry Fleming
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Frank Fleming
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Laurie Dwyer
Tom McCamus ...
Joe Neal
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Violet Fleming
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Dave Sterling (as Gabe Hogan)
Greg Malone ...
Richard Maynard
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Monroe Gillette
Aiden Flynn ...
Alan Chapworth
Sean Panting ...
Kay Stark
Susan Kent ...
Fiona Sullivan
Sarah Small ...
Rona Dwyer
Jonathan Monro ...
Gerald Tobin
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During World War II, the usually sleepy town of Gander, Newfoundland is abuzz with activity as the stopover point for many flights between North America and the European Theater. Teenager Terry Fleming, who lives just outside of Gander, is feeling conflicted. He wants to work in Gander so that he can have access to the plethora of movie stars and GIs flying though the area. His neighbor, Laurie Dwyer, who works at the American base in Gander in the service sector, states she can get a job for Terry, perhaps as a waiter. Terry has a secret crush on Laurie. But Terry also wants to stay at home and take care of his ailing mother, Violet, who is eventually diagnosed with diphtheria. Terry and Violet have a special bond especially over their love of the popular entertainment of the day. Frank - Terry's father and Violet's husband - doesn't quite understand it but appreciates this bond between mother and son. Terry dreams that much of the activity at the Gander Airlines Hotel is fodder for ... Written by Huggo

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