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Henry & Verlin (1996)

Verlin is 9 years old and does not talk, nor does he even seem to hear. Henry, a child-like adult, befriends Verlin and pulls him from his shell. Verlin's mother mistrusts Henry, who she ... See full summary »

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Gary Ledbetter

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Ken Ledbetter (short stories), Gary Ledbetter | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Farmer ... Henry
Keegan MacIntosh Keegan MacIntosh ... Verlin
Nancy Beatty Nancy Beatty ... Minnie
Robert Joy ... Ferris
Joan Orenstein Joan Orenstein ... Agnes
Eric Peterson ... Lovejoy
Margot Kidder ... Mabel
David Cronenberg ... Doc Fisher
Wilfrid Bray Wilfrid Bray ... Elvin
Neil Dainard Neil Dainard ... Noel Winetree
J. Winston Carroll J. Winston Carroll ... Rev. Rutherford
Diana Belshaw Diana Belshaw ... Judith
Norma Edwards Norma Edwards ... Lydia
Deborah Lobban ... Matilda
Nadine Rabinovitch Nadine Rabinovitch ... Hilda
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Storyline

Verlin is 9 years old and does not talk, nor does he even seem to hear. Henry, a child-like adult, befriends Verlin and pulls him from his shell. Verlin's mother mistrusts Henry, who she feels is dangerous. Eventually, Henry's family is convinced that he should be placed in an institution. Henry's sudden disappearance from Verlin's world drives him deeper into himself. Written by Fryingham

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 1997 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Eyes That Went Away See more »

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Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Henry's Harmonica
Composed and played by Gary Farmer
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Powerful drama sure to lift your heart.
27 December 1998 | by ChandsSee all my reviews

The story of Henry and Verlin is one that is filled with emotion. Keegan MacIntosh's performance as Verlin, a young boy who does not speak and is emotionally disturbed, is brilliant as well as the rest of the cast. Certainly a movie worth seeing.


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