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Gaz Bar Blues (2003)

This is the story of Mr. Brochu, whose friends like to call "the Boss". He runs his gas station the best he can and tries to stay happy no matter what happens. This movie relates all the ... See full summary »

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Louis Bélanger

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Louis Bélanger
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Serge Thériault ... François Brochu
Gilles Renaud ... Gaston Savard
Sébastien Delorme ... Réjean Brochu
Danny Gilmore ... Guy Brochu
Maxime Dumontier ... Alain Brochu
Fanny Mallette ... Nathalie Brochu
Gaston Caron Gaston Caron ... Jos
Gaston Lepage ... Normand Patry
Daniel Gadouas ... Yves Michaud
Claude Legault ... Ti-Pit
Réal Bossé ... Nelson
Yves Bélanger Yves Bélanger ... Coyote
Roger Léger ... Claude
Vincent Bilodeau ... Mononc' Boivin
Daniel Brière ... Inspecteur Gobeil
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Storyline

This is the story of Mr. Brochu, whose friends like to call "the Boss". He runs his gas station the best he can and tries to stay happy no matter what happens. This movie relates all the small tragedies surrounding the gaz bar, such as hold-ups, competition from the big companies invading the neighbourhood, and the fact that is sons don't seem to be interested in the gas station. Furthermore, "The Boss" is starting to have Parkinson's disease... Written by LazRock

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Drama | Comedy

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

July 2005 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Le début de la fin See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$884,664, 21 December 2003
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

The movie is set during the fall of the Berlin Wall, but Alain has Mighty Morphin Power Rangers bed sheets, referencing a series four years later. See more »

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Suite No 1 en Sol Majeur
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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A compelling, human story!
17 October 2018 | by emerybbSee all my reviews

A charming family drama- Gaz Bar Blues examines the struggles of an independent gas station (Gaz Bar), the family who runs it, and the people who frequent it.

Bélanger weaves together the lives of an endearing cast of characters to create a story that reveals honest truths about the human condition. Mr. Brochu's (known as The Boss) struggle with Parkinsons and his son's waning interest in the family business, eldest son Réjean's dissatisfaction with his life at the Gaz Bar, middle brother Guy's dreams of becoming a musician and youngest brother Alain's desire to be seen as as an adult, and many more aspirations you follow the characters working to achieve all form a compelling personal drama.

With a supporting cast of unique and equally lovable characters, it is a delightful film that offers a window into Quebecois life.


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