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The search for her past became part of a nation's future
A poor but feisty Chinese woman, disguised as a boy, joins the railroad crew in the Rocky Mountains to search for her long-lost father, and falls in love with the son of the railroad tycoon. Full summary »
5 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 17 of 20)
Betty Sun ... Little Tiger (2 episodes, 2009)

Luke Macfarlane ... James Nichol (2 episodes, 2009)

Sam Neill ... Alfred Nichol (2 episodes, 2009)

Tony Leung Ka Fai ... Bookman (2 episodes, 2009)

Kenneth Mitchell ... Edgar (2 episodes, 2009)

Peter O'Toole ... Relic (2 episodes, 2009)

Ian Tracey ... Controller (2 episodes, 2009)
Gao Yun Xiang ... Wang Ma (2 episodes, 2009)

Serge Houde ... George Grant (2 episodes, 2009)

Charlotte Sullivan ... Melanie Grant (2 episodes, 2009)
Zhang Nai Hua ... Di Hong (2 episodes, 2009)
Ningyu Zhao ... Lei Mo (2 episodes, 2009)
Jiang Boning ... Powder (2 episodes, 2009)
Lisa Bunting ... Kathryn Nichol (2 episodes, 2009)
Jeffrey Fisher ... Foreman (2 episodes, 2009)
Charmaine Grey ... Frances Grant (2 episodes, 2009)

Barry Pearson ... Yale Doctor (2 episodes, 2009)

Series Directed by
David Wu (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Writing credits
Barry Pearson (2 episodes, 2009)
Raymond Storey (2 episodes, 2009)

Series Produced by
Sanping Han .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2009)
Tiger Hu .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2009)
Raymond Massey .... producer (2 episodes, 2009)
Barry Pearson .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 2009)
Carrie Stein .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2009)
Anne Tait .... producer (2 episodes, 2009)
David Wu .... co-producer (2 episodes, 2009)
Hai Cheng Zhao .... producer (2 episodes, 2009)
Arnie Zipursky .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2009)

Cheryl-Lee Fast .... associate producer / development producer (unknown episodes, 2008)
Peter Bien .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Christopher Chen .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Junfang Lee .... line producer: China (unknown episodes)
Binky Mendez .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Barbara Ann Schoemaker .... line producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Lawrence Shragge (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Cinematography by
Attila Szalay (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Film Editing by
David Wu (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Casting by
Susan Taylor Brouse (2 episodes, 2009)
Lynne Carrow (2 episodes, 2009)
Anne Tait (2 episodes, 2009)
Yan Jia Zheng (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Production Design by
Linda Del Rosario (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Costume Design by
Maya Mani (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Makeup Department
Ceilidh Dunn .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Joanne Kinchella .... makeup department head (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
He Dagang .... unit production manager: China (unknown episodes)
Zhang Dong .... unit production manager: China (unknown episodes)
Rongguo Fang .... post-production manager (unknown episodes)
Junfang Lee .... unit production manager: China (unknown episodes)
Ada Shen .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Dashkewytch .... co-first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Lemon Liu .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Sylvia Liu .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Gordon Piper .... on-set third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Ruinqing Xian .... art director: China (2 episodes, 2009)

Peter Bien .... art department coordinator (unknown episodes)
Kevin Brown .... property buyer (unknown episodes)
John Chaschowy .... on-set greensman (unknown episodes)
Martina Javorova .... art director: Canada (unknown episodes)
Margo Kaczynska McKenzie .... key scenic artist (unknown episodes)
Vicky Peters .... set designer: Canada (unknown episodes)
Christopher Rodgers .... lead constructor (unknown episodes)
Elizabeth Shelton .... assistant art director: Canada (unknown episodes)
Kevin Tomecek .... construction foreman: Canada (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Dale Lennon .... assistant sound editor (2 episodes, 2009)

Elma Bello .... adr editor (unknown episodes, 2008)
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist (unknown episodes, 2008)
Dale Sheldrake .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes, 2008)
Steve Baine .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Todd Beckett .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Tom Bjelic .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Mark Gingras .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Jason Perreira .... re-recording assistant (unknown episodes)
Sebastian Salm .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
John Douglas Smith .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Brad Thornton .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Paul Benjamin .... special effects coordinator (1 episode, 2009)

Jak Osmond .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Dale Shippam .... special effects assistant (unknown episodes)
Adrian Stansfield .... miniature effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Attila Vaski .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Elaine Fung .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Sean Gilhooly .... visual effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Jianquan Guo .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Jeremy Hampton .... effects artist (unknown episodes)
Milton Muller .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Vasho Pekar .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Kenton Rannie .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Adam Stern .... visual effects supervisor: Artifex Studios (unknown episodes)
Kevin Struckman .... CG supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Raymond Chan .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Rob Hayter .... stunt double: Luke MacFarlane (unknown episodes)
Paul Rapovski .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Justin Sain .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Rorelee Tio .... stunt double: Sun Li (unknown episodes)
Jackie Yeung .... action coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Rob Cantin .... lighting technician (2 episodes, 2009)

Mark Berlet .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Jeff Cassidy .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Shem Ellis .... best boy electric (unknown episodes)
Lane Koch .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Steve Sherlock .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Jay 'Sully' Sullivan .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Rick Tullis .... camera operator: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Matthew Wakai .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Richard Wilson .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Graham Wickstrom .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Yanjia Zhang .... casting: China (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andre Brouwer .... personal costumer (2 episodes, 2009)
Zoya Niechoda .... costumer / set costumer (2 episodes, 2009)

Lise Hache .... costume assistant (unknown episodes)
Jana MacDonald .... assistant costume designer (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Michael G. England .... visual effects editor (2 episodes, 2009)
Chris MacKenzie .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2009)
Dave Wilkinson .... colorist: dailies (2 episodes, 2009)

Motassem Younes .... online editor (unknown episodes, 2008)
Mila Patriki .... colorist: high definition mastering (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Richard Bronskill .... orchestrator (2 episodes, 2009)
Sonia Wisgo .... music editor (2 episodes, 2009)
Jeff Wolpert .... scoring mixer (2 episodes, 2009)

Michael J. Fraumeni .... music assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Mike Arnason .... driver: cast (unknown episodes)
James Stewart .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
John Bardswich .... project manager (2 episodes, 2009)
Titi Cong .... assistant to line producer (2 episodes, 2009)
Krista Johnston .... clearances (2 episodes, 2009)

Rose Ficke .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 2008)
Ian J. MacLeod .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 2008)
Dana Olson .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 2008)
Steve Olson .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 2008)
Gina Marks .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Deng Meng .... administrative manager (unknown episodes)
Janet D. Munro .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Alison Rasberry .... assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
Melissa Ruffle .... production accountant (unknown episodes)

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Canada:95 min (theatrical version)
Aspect Ratio:
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Australia:M | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia) | Netherlands:12 | Singapore:NC-16
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful and Entertaining film, 16 August 2009
Author: andreae-m-b from Canada

I wouldn't pretend that this is the best film/mini series I've ever see but I believe one reviewer was off on the harsh criticism this film was given. The reviewer even mistakenly names an actor that wasn't even in the film but that is not the point. Having seen this film you are transported to another time and into the heart of a struggling nation looking to find it's way. The story and characters are interesting and developed enough to keep one glued to their couch. This may not be art cinema at it's very best but it is none the less an educational and entertaining film that is beautifully and artistically moving.The actors are gifted and the writing while not the best doesn't take away from the overall story. And who can go wrong watching the great Peter O'toole on screen again!

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