A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village St. Marie-La-Mauderne, provided they can lure a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island. Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme to make Dr. Christopher Lewis a local.

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Ken Scott
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Raymond Bouchard ... Germain Lesage
Dominik Michon-Dagenais Dominik Michon-Dagenais ... Germain Lesage enfant
Guy-Daniel Tremblay ... Rolland Lesage
Nadia Drouin Nadia Drouin ... Simone Lesage
Rita Lafontaine ... Hélène Lesage
Roc LaFortune ... Charles Campeau
Réal Bossé ... Denis Lacoste
Guy Vaillancourt ... Claude Larivée
Lucie Laurier ... Eve Beauchemin
Pierre Collin ... Yvon Brunet
Ken Scott ... Richard Auger
Jean-Pierre Gonthier Jean-Pierre Gonthier ... Réal Fournier
Benoît Brière ... Henri Giroux
Marc Legault ... Marcel Sigouin
Caroline Girard Caroline Girard ... Lucie Giroux
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Ste-Marie-La-Mauderne is a small, depressed coastal village in Québec, where even fishing as an industry has died. Almost everyone is on welfare, including Germain Lesage. An option for most townsfolk is to move to the city, something that Germain refuses to do, even though his wife, Hélène, wants to at least consider it, just because her brother could provide her with a job. The Mayor, Réal Fournier, would sell out the townsfolk in his attempts to lure industry to the town, still with no takers. Part of their catch-22 situation in luring industry there is that there is no doctor, a condition made by one company owned by M. Dupré that would potentially locate his new plastic container factory there. As such, Germain and a few of his friends, Henri Giroux and Yvon Brunet, decide to reach out to every doctor in Québec to see if he/she can be enticed to move there. Due to a little police strong-arming, they get one nibble in the form of thirty-three year old Montréal plastic surgeon, Dr.... Written by Huggo

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Comedy

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The Cricket match that everyone watches in the restaurant is a prerecorded test match between England and South Africa from the five match test series of South African tour of England in 1998. The part shown is of the third day (4th July, 1998) of the 3rd test match being played at Old Trafford, Manchester on 2-6 July, 1998 where Makhaya Ntini of South Africa can be seen bowling to Mark Ramprakash of England. See more »

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There are two scenes at the Giroux dinner table where Henri asks if Lucie has an announcement. The scenes are supposedly days apart, yet each member of the family is wearing the same outfit and they are eating the same meal in each scene. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the English subtitled version, all references to the television serial Virginie are changed to Entertainment Tonight. See more »

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References Entertainment Tonight (1981) See more »

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You will almost want to live there!
26 July 2003 | by vanilleSee all my reviews

This is the story of a little island village much similar to many others that once relied on fishing for a living. But now almost every inhabitant checkin the post office on the first day of each month. At the promise that a factory will settle in if there is a permanent doctor on the island, they manage to get one and to keep him always with the naive ingeniosity of people from little village. Good and tender moments, laughing galore. Raymond Bouchard is great, and so is the rest of the cast.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 March 2004 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Opening Weekend USA:

$895,699, 13 July 2003

Gross USA:

$9,844,180

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,743,316
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