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
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 »
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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