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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
Jack Ackroyd ...
Verlin Sawchuk
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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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14 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

I was an extra in this movie and must say how wonderful and professional the cast and crew were. The movie, in and of its self, is an excellent chronicle of Sheldon Kennedy's life so far.


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