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Strangers in Good Company (1990)

PG | | Drama | 1990 (Canada)
A busload of women become stranded in an isolated part of the Canadian countryside. As they await rescue, they reflect on their lives through a mostly ad-libbed script.

Director:

Cynthia Scott

Writers:

Gloria Demers, Cynthia Scott (with) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Alice Diabo Alice Diabo ... Alice
Beth Webber Beth Webber ... Beth
Catherine Roche Catherine Roche ... Catherine
Cissy Meddings Cissy Meddings ... Cissy
Constance Garneau Constance Garneau ... Constance
Mary Meigs Mary Meigs ... Mary
Michelle Sweeney Michelle Sweeney ... Michelle
Winifred Holden Winifred Holden ... Winnie
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Storyline

A bus breaks down in the wilderness. Seven elderly women,average age 71 and one 27 year old are stranded at a deserted farmhouse. The have only their wits, their memories, and eventually some roasted frogs' legs, to sustain them. Through the long days and nights this remarkable group of strangers share their life stories and exchange intimate thoughts; turning the crisis into a magical time of humor and spirit. Featuring non-professional actors and spontaneous dialogue, this memorable film dissolves the barrier between fiction and reality, weaving a heartwarming tale of friendship and courage. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes the middle of nowhere can lead to the most beautiful of places.

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Drama

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1990 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

A companhia de estranhos See more »

Filming Locations:

Québec, Canada

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Gross USA:

$1,002,689
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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This movie was mostly ad-libbed by the women, all talking about their real lives. See more »

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And a Special Thanks to all those who Participated in the Research and Casting of this Film See more »

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Nocturne No. 20 in C Sharp Minor
Written by Frédéric Chopin
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Improv Perfection
3 July 2005 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

You know, improv in a movie can either work beautifully, or fall spectacularly. I am truly astounded at a movie such as "Company Of Strangers" with a company of seniors that have very little or no acting experience just NAILING their marks in this wonderfully simple story about a group of old people (or, as the director has stated, a group of people that happen to be old) whose bus breaks down on their way to the meeting, and take refuge in a on their way to the meeting, and take refuge in a run down country house. While they are waiting for their bus to get fixed, they sit down and talk with each other about each other, their lives , loves and tribulations. AND THAT'S THE WHOLE MOVIE!! Does it work? You bet it does. Each of these characters are just so interesting and so human like. Well, they must be, as the director, Cynthia Roberts just essentially took stories from their lives and weaved it into the story, thus you have the wonderful lesbian story, the tragic story of one of the women losing their son, and how one's calling as a nun affected her later life. These are all wonderful stories, and the ladies reactions to each other's tales just is amazing. This is really a remarkable movie, you probably haven't seen anything like this, so do yourself a favor and do.


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