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Million Dollar Babies 

The true story that shocked 1930's Canada. When a poor rural Ontario family gives birth to quintuplet, the town doctor doesn't waste a second and takes over the family. He helps to take ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Beau Bridges ...  Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe 2 episodes, 1994
Roy Dupuis ...  Oliva Dionne 2 episodes, 1994
Céline Bonnier ...  Elzire Dionne 2 episodes, 1994
Sean McCann ...  Premier Mitch Hepburn 2 episodes, 1994
Monique Spaziani 2 episodes, 1994
James B. Douglas James B. Douglas 2 episodes, 1994
Ginette Reno ...  Madame Legros 2 episodes, 1994
Domini Blythe ...  Nurse Lena de Keyzer 2 episodes, 1994
Kate Nelligan ...  Helena Reid 2 episodes, 1994
Tod Fennell ...  Ernest Dionne, 7 yrs. 2 episodes, 1994
Tiah-Rosine Coxon Tiah-Rosine Coxon ...  Rose Dionne, 6 yrs. 2 episodes, 1994
Martin Drainville ...  Clovis Dionne 2 episodes, 1994
Julia Garland Julia Garland ...  Therese Dionne, 5 yrs. 2 episodes, 1994
Sébastien Duguay Sébastien Duguay ...  Daniel Dionne, 3 yrs. 2 episodes, 1994
Renée Girard Renée Girard ...  Madame Lebel 2 episodes, 1994
Joan Ornstein Joan Ornstein ...  Mrs. Henderson 2 episodes, 1994
Marcel Sabourin ...  Father Nadeau 2 episodes, 1994
Mark Wilson ...  Melvin Kates 2 episodes, 1994
Pierre Curzi ...  Alphonse Fortier 2 episodes, 1994
Pierre LeBlanc Pierre LeBlanc ...  Gerry the photographer 2 episodes, 1994
Richard Jutras ...  Nelson 2 episodes, 1994
Leni Parker ...  Dixie 2 episodes, 1994
Michael Rhoades Michael Rhoades ...  Leslie Bennett 2 episodes, 1994
Greg Ellwand Greg Ellwand ...  Spear 2 episodes, 1994
Richard M Dumont ...  Pocetta 2 episodes, 1994
Leon Pownall Leon Pownall ...  William Randolph Hearst 2 episodes, 1994
Cynthia Belliveau ...  Sally Rand 2 episodes, 1994
Reg Dreger Reg Dreger ...  Kurt Dietrich 2 episodes, 1994
Jonathan Stark Jonathan Stark ...  Movie Director 2 episodes, 1994
Lynne Deragon Lynne Deragon ...  Nurse Enid MacPhail 2 episodes, 1994
Rémy Girard ...  Martin Poulin 2 episodes, 1994
Samantha Gilliland Samantha Gilliland ...  Emilie Dionne, 5 yrs. 2 episodes, 1994
Erin Morris-Vanasse Erin Morris-Vanasse ...  Annette Dionne, 5 yrs. 2 episodes, 1994
Emily Gilliland Emily Gilliland ...  Marie Dionne, 5 yrs. 2 episodes, 1994
Brooke Gilliland Brooke Gilliland ...  Yvonne Dionne - 5 yrs. 2 episodes, 1994
Grace Morris-Vanasse Grace Morris-Vanasse ...  Cecile Dionne, 5 yrs. 2 episodes, 1994
Bonnie Morris-Vanasse Bonnie Morris-Vanasse ...  Cecile Dionne - 5 yrs. 2 episodes, 1994
David Francis David Francis ...  Dr. J.C. Burroughs 2 episodes, 1994
James Hayes Liboiron James Hayes Liboiron ...  Ernest Dionne, 12 yrs. 2 episodes, 1994
Ilana Besner Ilana Besner ...  Rose Dionne, 11 yrs. 2 episodes, 1994
Maggie Castle ...  Therese Dionne, 10 yrs. 2 episodes, 1994
Simone-Élise Girard ...  Nurse Louise 2 episodes, 1994
Lisa Bronwyn Moore Lisa Bronwyn Moore ...  Nurse Evie 2 episodes, 1994
Philip Spensley Philip Spensley ...  Cosgrove 2 episodes, 1994
Paul Stewart Paul Stewart ...  Huxtable 2 episodes, 1994
Arthur Holden Arthur Holden ...  Poppa Dionne 2 episodes, 1994
Jack Eyamie Jack Eyamie ...  Master of Ceremonies 2 episodes, 1994
Charles Edwin Powell ...  George Sinclaire 2 episodes, 1994
Cedric Smith ...  Lowell Thomas 2 episodes, 1994
Sean Hewitt ...  Dr. Alfred Adler 2 episodes, 1994
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The true story that shocked 1930's Canada. When a poor rural Ontario family gives birth to quintuplet, the town doctor doesn't waste a second and takes over the family. He helps to take care of the babies but soon turns the babies into a freak show. Not before long the government gets involved and the babies are a multi-million dollar industry. But how can the uneducated couple regain their babies and their lives? Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Release Date:

20 November 1994 (USA) See more »

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Million Dollar Babies See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Roy Dupuis and Céline Bonnier have been a couple since they first met on the set of the film. See more »

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Five stars (as in quints) Actually eight...
4 September 2019 | by rps-2See all my reviews

We stumbled onto this masterpiece while surfing You Tube. It is a tremendously well done film. I'm surprised that it has not been revived anywhere on television or even in theatres. It dates from 1994,an era before the CBC degenerated into Dragon's Den and Schitts' Creek. Why has CBC not revived it? It's effectively shot on location. There is an awesome parade of vintage cars and trucks. I recognized a lot of the props and gadgets.(The quints were born a month after I was.) Unlike today's Murdoch Mysteries which has an abysmal, devil-may-care habit of using props, people and even slang from the wrong period, the producers here seem to have everything right, from neckties to stoves. Production values are high and I presume the story hews close to the facts.


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