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PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  30 May 2014 (Canada)
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To survive, a dying Newfoundland fishing village must convince a young doctor to take up residence by any means necessary.

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Young Murray (as Percy Hynes-White)
Sean Panting ...
Ernest French
Crystal Dawn Parsons ...
Alice French
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Cathy Jones ...
Barbara French
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Kathleen
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Henry Tilley
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Simon
Lawrence Barry ...
Mayor Tom Fitzpatrick
Megan Jones ...
Sheryl Fitzpatrick
Kelsi Prince ...
Lizzie Fitzpatrick
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Janelle Hickey ...
Stewardess #1
Natalia Henelly ...
Stewardess #2 (as Natalia Hennelly)
John Sheehan ...
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The small harbor of Tickle Cove is in dire need of a doctor so that the town can land a contract to secure a factory which will save the town from financial ruin. Village resident Murray French (Gleeson) leads the search, and when he finds Dr. Paul Lewis (Kitsch) he employs - along with the whole town - tactics to seduce the doctor to stay permanently. Written by JP Smith

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Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material and drug references | See all certifications »

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$12,700,000 (estimated)

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$323,743 (USA) (30 May 2014)

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$3,408,966 (USA) (5 September 2014)
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Released ten years since director Don McKellar's previous film, Childstar (2004). See more »

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Early in the movie, the villagers are browsing the Internet and come up with the "rules" of cricket. The game is played according to "The Laws of Cricket". See more »

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Murray French: When I was a boy, Tickle Head was a proud fishing harbor. Back then, people from Tickle Head were strong, dignified, brave. Their days were filled with purpose. By no means was this life for the faint of heart, for the weak or the lazy, but as I look back now, I can truly say life was a thing of beauty.
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11 September 2013 | by (Toronto Ontario) – See all my reviews

A great movie with a stellar cast...was lucky to see the premiere during TIFF. I haven't laughed so much throughout a movie for a long time. In fact will have to see it again to catch all of the conversations as audience was laughing so much. Surprised to hear everyone breaking out in applause at various times during the movie. Very uplifting, well worth the price of admission. Gordon Pinsent and Brendan Gleeson's parts were my favorite characters, both superbly played by these talented actors. And Taylor Kitsch in the role of Dr. Lewis was the perfect straight man (handsome too). Congrats to writers Michael Dowse and Ken Scott for drawing attention to the plight of east coasters and treating a subject which could have been depressing with humor and compassion. Kudos too to Don McKellar for his directing accomplishment.


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