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Rowing Through (1996)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sport | 7 September 1996 (Canada)
This is the world of Tiff Wood, the top international sculler. A Harvard grad who trains under the legendary Harry Parker, Tiff is the odds on favorite to capture the gold medal in the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

Director:

Masato Harada

Writers:

Will Aitken, David Halberstam (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Ferguson ... Tiff Wood
Leslie Hope ... Kate Bordeleau
Peter Murnik ... John Biglow
James Hyndman ... Polar Bear Nelson
Michiko Hada Michiko Hada ... Taki
Chris Jacobs Chris Jacobs ... Joe Bouscaren (as Christopher Jacobs)
Helen Shaver ... Slim
Kenneth Welsh ... Harry Parker
Claude Genest Claude Genest ... Al Shealy
Andrew Tarbet ... Greg Stone
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Paul Enquist
Kris Holden-Ried ... Kurt Cruise (as Kristen Holden-Ried)
Rita Gam ... Iris Biglow
Ellen David Ellen David ... Alexandra
Richard Jutras ... Adam
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This is the world of Tiff Wood, the top international sculler. A Harvard grad who trains under the legendary Harry Parker, Tiff is the odds on favorite to capture the gold medal in the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

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Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Canada | Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

7 September 1996 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

À contre-courant See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Yoeman fare, but nothing exceptional.
26 May 2003 | by Tom DeFeliceSee all my reviews

If you are into sports (especially rowing) and sports movies, you probably will enjoy this film. The cast is likable and does what they can with a script with one too many clichés. Yet another group of young athletes' dreams are cut short by the boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics. If you have never played a team sport and had a god-like admiration for your coach, you will wonder what all the fuss is about. Based on a true story does not make it unique or exciting. It is not a bad film. It is just that everything here has been done better somewhere else. You won't not like this film, but unless you have a passion for rowing...you will wonder why it was made. Still it might be worth a rental if there's nothing else you haven't seen.


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