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Hitting Home (1988)

Canadian businesswoman Dinah Middleton's is devastated when her teenage son, Alex, is killed by a hit-and-run driver. When the police fail to turn up any suspects, she turns private ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dinah Middleton
... Max Middleton
... Owen Hughes
... Karen Hughes
... Françoise Boyer
... Detective Sergeant Sullivan
... Phil Grande
... Alex Middleton
... David Hughes
... Conrad Vaughan
... Judge
... Tony
Jeremy Spry ... Scott
Meredith Beaudet ... Kimberly
Peter Blackwood ... Doctor #1


Canadian businesswoman Dinah Middleton's is devastated when her teenage son, Alex, is killed by a hit-and-run driver. When the police fail to turn up any suspects, she turns private detective to track the killer down. She traces the murderer to New York, only to discover that the crime is not covered by the extradition treaty between Canada and the US. She becomes obsessed with bringing the criminal to justice. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Revenge is all she had left


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Release Date:

21 September 1988 (USA)  »

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Hit & Run  »

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1.33 : 1
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An office scene was shot in the World Trade Center. In 1986, all that was required to gain entrance to every area of the buildings was a phone call, a letter (there was no email), or placing one's name on a list. Company vehicles, including large equipment trucks, were allowed to enter the underground loading areas. Crew members were allowed to enter underground service areas where things like lights, electricity and air conditioning were controlled. The working atmosphere was efficient and professional, but also very friendly and helpful. There was not one person from top to bottom who was not willing to take the time to help solve a problem. Even house electricians hired because of Union rules, men who had no work responsibilities other than to stand and watch, pitched in. See more »


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A Must for Canadians!
3 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

If you are a fan of Canadian entertainment, you should really check this out. It's sort of a psychological drama about the after-effects when a child is killed by a hit and run driver. Saul Rubinek plays the driver from the USA who flees back there to avoid facing the consequences. The bulk of the film deals with the boy's mom, Kerrie Keane, trying both through legal and unusual channels, to bring Rubinek back to Canada to face justice. Veteran French-Canadian actor Daniel Pilon plays the boy's dad who tries to help. Alan Thicke plays Rubinek's lawyer. Jacob Tierney (well known to Canadian youths from late 80s/early 90s TV) plays Rubinek's son. The late Colleen Dewhurst plays the judge. How can you ask for a better cast than that? The film does have that Canadian look (that is, it appears to have the budget of an average American made-for TV film) but the story is engaging and deeper than expected and the performances are satisfying. The film covers ground that few other movies have. It's one of the few films in which the Canadian content and locales actually work to the film's advantage. There are even references to the TV show "Danger Bay"! If that's not enough, how could any fan of Canadian film or TV turn down a chance to see Daniel Pilon tackle Alan Thicke?

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