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The Sheldon Kennedy Story (1999)

Alberta (Canada) rural farm-boy Sheldon Kennedy feels abused by dad when punished for poor performances compared to big brother Troy. Being recruited for professional ice-hockey at age 14 ... See full summary »

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Sheldon Kennedy
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Jana
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Graham James
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Young Sheldon Kennedy
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Mel Kennedy
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Shirley Kennedy
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Troy Kennedy
Edanna Andrews ...
Sherry Kennedy
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Verlin Sawchuk
David Chapman ...
Don Smythe
Paul Coeur ...
Bill Dutton
Paul Dunphy ...
Ron Kirby
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Darren Lucas ...
Brad
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Darryl
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Alberta (Canada) rural farm-boy Sheldon Kennedy feels abused by dad when punished for poor performances compared to big brother Troy. Being recruited for professional ice-hockey at age 14 seems an ideal way out, straight to a party animal's good life. Yet after a Vegas marriage with Jana and hearing she's pregnant, Sheldon breaks down and tells her what's been eating at him for years: coach Graham James, who arranged for him to be transferred each time James was, sexually abused Sheldon, who fears to be laughed away as a queer and lose his only career avenue if he goes public. Written by KGF Vissers

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3 October 1999 (Canada)  »

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Un rêve abîmé  »

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Really positive
16 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

Excellent, tasteful portrayal of a disgusting series of events. Well acted by brilliant people. I had the pleasure of being an extra on this project and it was a very rewarding experience. I hope to see Paulie and Jonathan together on screen again.


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