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Crossbar (1979)

The story of an Olympic high jumper, played by Brent Carver, who loses his leg and yet doggedly persists in his pursuit of athletic glory. Released a year before Terry Fox's Marathon of ... See full summary »

Director:

John Trent

Writers:

Bill Boyle (story), Keith Ross Leckie (screenplay) (as Keith Leckie)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brent Carver Brent Carver ... Aaron Kornylo
Kim Cattrall ... Katie Barlow
John Ireland ... Miles Kornylo
Kate Reid ... Clare Kornylo
Murray Westgate Murray Westgate ... Carver
Sean Sullivan ... Wallace
Jan Muszynski Jan Muszynski ... Greg Dubois
Sara Botsford ... Tricia
Larry Reynolds ... George Hayman
Tom Butler ... Steve Catlow
Steve Pernie Steve Pernie ... Rainfeld
Peter Krantz Peter Krantz ... Langely (as Peter Kranz)
Lynn Spence Lynn Spence ... Carol Coates
Deborah Kip Deborah Kip ... Ingram (as Deborah Kipp)
Myron Natwick ... Smith
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The story of an Olympic high jumper, played by Brent Carver, who loses his leg and yet doggedly persists in his pursuit of athletic glory. Released a year before Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope, this made-for-Canadian-TV movie, which also stars Sex and the City's Kim Cattrall, has been described as a tear-jerker. Written by b

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Drama | Sport

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1979 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Rimakauhu See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

CAD 500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Sweet Sunshine
By John Arpin
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Good sport drama
13 January 2019 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

This is the perfect example of drama destined to home audiences and which mission is to bring tears to audiences eyes. I have already seen plenty of this kind of schèmes but it was concerning skiing or running, or even swimming; not jumping. it looks like an actual story. Maybe it is after all, I did not check. The other purpose is to give hope to one's life.


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