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Blessed Stranger: After Flight 111 (2000)

The mother of one of the victims of the crash of Swissair flight 111 meets, in Nova Scotia, with one of the fishermen who assisted with the rescue mission.


David Wellington


Michael Amo

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Nelligan ... Kate O'Rourke
Hugh Thompson ... Everett Barkhouse
Stacy Smith ... Sandy Martel (as Stacey Smith)
Janet Kidder ... Cheryl Barkhouse
Kristin Booth ... Emma O'Rourke
Peter MacNeill ... Earl Barkhouse
Martha Irving Martha Irving ... Donna Rafuse
Gary Levert Gary Levert ... Vern Rafuse
Gerard Parkes ... Bruno Mettler
Shaun Johnston ... Wendell Gillis
Mauralea Austin Mauralea Austin ... Brenda Gillis
Bill MacDonald Bill MacDonald ... Elliot
Kathryn MacLellan ... Renee
Jeremy Akerman ... Dr. Butt
Adrien Dixon Adrien Dixon ... Davey Barkhouse (as Adrian Dixon)


The mother of one of the victims of the crash of Swissair flight 111 meets, in Nova Scotia, with one of the fishermen who assisted with the rescue mission.

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Release Date:

17 October 2000 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

A Tragédia do Vôo 111 See more »

Filming Locations:

Prospect, Nova Scotia, Canada

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1.33 : 1
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Kate O'Rourke: Just forget it. God, I hate this place. I hate all this weeping, the sad smiles, everybody standing around trying to pretend there's some meaning in any of this. This is bullshit.
Sandy Martel: Kate, why don't we go back to Donna's and...?
Kate O'Rourke: No, we're not having any more tea, we're not having any more cake. And if anybody uses the word "closure" to me one more time, I will scream.
Sandy Martel: I'm sorry, I just thought...
Kate O'Rourke: Why should you be sorry? You didn't organize this kitsch performance.
Father Bell: She's just trying to help you, ...
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Terrific TearJerker
31 December 2005 | by rps-2See all my reviews

It's doubtful this will turn up anytime soon as an in flight movie. It is a very sensitive telling of events after the crash of Swissair Flight 111 off Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia.It's a terrific tear jerker but not in any shallow sense. Kate Nelligan demonstrates once more what an incredibly powerful actress she is. Not too often does an actress bring moisture to the corner of my eyes. Nelligan captured the horrible loss, sorrow, doubts, anguish, frustration and regrets of a bereaved parent so perfectly and without resorting to being maudlin or melodramatic. The lady is a national treasure! Not that the rest of the cast wasn't terrific too. This is a delightfully compassionate and richly human film, very sad but very beautiful.

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