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Young Triffie's Been Made Away With (2006)

A young and inexperienced regional police officer in 1947 Newfoundland travels to a small village to solve the mysterious murder of a young woman.


Mary Walsh


Ray Guy (play), Ray Guy | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Ewanuick ... Ranger Alan Hepditch
Mary Walsh ... Aunt Millie Bishop
Rémy Girard ... Dr. Percy Melrose
Andrea Martin ... Mrs. Grace Melrose
David Francis David Francis ... Old Man Washbourne
Andy Jones Andy Jones ... Pastor Wilfred Pottle
Colin Mochrie ... Sgt. Bill O'Mara
Cathy Jones Cathy Jones ... Aunt Ducky Piercey
Jonny Harris ... Billy Head
Doug Ballet Doug Ballet ... Uncle Oral Head (as Doug Ballett)
Rick Boland Rick Boland ... Uncle Calvin
John Paul Ryan John Paul Ryan ... Uncle Charlie (as John Ryan)
Frank Schorpion ... Commander Whalberg
Susan Kent ... Mrs. Head
Marthe Bernard ... Young Triffie


In 1947 Whitbourne, Newfoundland, Alan Hepditch, a by-the-books but squeamish and somewhat dimwitted criminologist (whose specialty is fingerprinting) and candidate for ranger, is constantly being tormented by his fellow ranger candidates and his sergeant, Bill O'Mara. This torment makes him hate his training. Before Hepditch can quit, O'Mara, as a sort of punishment, assigns him to his first posting at Swyer's Harbour, where five sheep mutilations have taken place over the past year. When he arrives in Swyer's Harbour, Hepditch has a more serious crime to investigate, that of the murder of a local, mentally slow woman named Tryphenia Maud Pottle, better known to the locals as Young Triffie, whose dead body was found on the beach. When O'Mara finds out about the murder, he decides to send Rangers Jenkins and Guzzwell to Swyer's Harbour to replace Hepditch. Hepditch has thirty-six hours before his replacements' arrival, during which time he sets out to prove himself and prove O'Mara ... Written by Huggo

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Crime has never be so much fun!




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The movie is based on a play director Mary Walsh commissioned Ray Guy to write in 1985. Mary Walsh also directed the stage version before directing the movie. See more »


Part of the movie takes place in Whitbourne, Newfoundland. Whenever they showed Whitbourne, with the name under it, it was a typical Newfoundland out-port community, complete with wharf and a view of the ocean. However, Whitbourne is known as Newfoundland's first inland community. The only body of water around Whitbourne is a small pond. See more »


You Belong to Me
Music & Lyrics by Friedrich Hollaender
Performed by Peter Halley
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Review of film "Young Triffie"
27 February 2008 | by larabiemrSee all my reviews

I was in fact reading the comments already listed here and honestly I am not sure of those - they do not understand nor appreciate art form. I watched the film this evening and I found it entertaining. YOU have to look at the film for its content, value, and you also have to understand the Director, who by the way - I find a wonderful actress/comedian and a pride for us Canadians. Good work there Ms. Walsh! The film reflects her comedic talents. And if one cannot see the irony in it - they are clearly missing the point Brilliant! I am having to fill this review section according to guidelines and so I won't hesitate to add that I have followed the works of Mary Walsh. And I love her work.

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Release Date:

6 April 2007 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Drôle d'enquête pour jeune inspecteur See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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