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Unfinished Business (1984)

Seventeen year old Isabelle Marks lives in Toronto with her divorced mother and finds her life directionless. Isabelle becomes involved with an anti-nuclear group that her boyfriend Jessie ... See full summary »

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Don Owen

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Don Owen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Mejias ... Isabelle Marks
Peter Spence Peter Spence ... Jessie 'Fixit'
Leslie Toth Leslie Toth ... Matthew
Julie Biggs Julie Biggs ... Julie Marks
Jane Foster Jane Foster ... Jackie
Melleny Melody ... Larissa / Larry (as Melleny Brown)
Chuck Shamata ... Carl
Peter Kastner Peter Kastner ... Peter Marks
Ann-Marie MacDonald Ann-Marie MacDonald ... Paula
Ann Medina Ann Medina ... TV Announcer / Newscaster
Marc Gomes ... Cecil
Maggie Huculak ... Lyn
Reg Dreger Reg Dreger ... Ken
Mark Dennis Mark Dennis ... Terrance
Allegra Fulton ... Script Assistant
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Seventeen year old Isabelle Marks lives in Toronto with her divorced mother and finds her life directionless. Isabelle becomes involved with an anti-nuclear group that her boyfriend Jessie 'Fixit' is connected with and is arrested at a demonstration. Written by Will Gilbert

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Written by Molly Johnson and Norman Orenstein
Performed by Alta Moda
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Woeful.
23 January 2005 | by madsagittarianSee all my reviews

On paper, doing a sequel to the classic Canadian film NOBODY WAVED GOODBYE seemed like a good idea. 20 years on, it would be intriguing to revisit the tragic characters of the 1964 movie, to see how they could have gotten on. We see that Julie and Peter got married, had a daughter and then became another divorce statistic.

The sequel nonetheless focuses on their rebellious daughter Isabelle who, like her screwed-up father in his day, is trying to make an identity for herself in this big bad world. All right, but this sincerity is made somewhat contrived as the daughter begins a "save the earth" crusade. These segments seem somewhat forced. In fact the entire film reeks of good intentions but rewards instead with sophomoric results. UNFINISHED BUSINESS, indeed.

In fact, Isabelle's scene with Peter later in the film is one of the few poignant moments. Since Peter and Julie were such fascinating people, it is a shame that they didn't appear here more often. That is the drama- instead the main thread of Isabelle, her environmental crusade, and her relationship with her boyfriend comes off as second-rate.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS is once again a depressing example of one of our country's most famous filmmakers having to churn out such poor material for a living.


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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1984 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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CAD950,000 (estimated)
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