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Growing Op (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 21 November 2008 (Canada)
In an average American neighborhood, a family of four breaks all conformity making it difficult for their 18 year old son to fit in to society.


Michael Melski


Michael Melski

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Yaffee ... Quinn
Jon Cor ... Philip
Wallace Langham ... Bryce
Rosanna Arquette ... Diana
Katie Boland ... Hope
Darcie Cormier Darcie Cormier ... Wood Sprite #1
Denis Theriault Denis Theriault ... Shaun Leblanc
Rachel Blanchard ... Crystal
Daniel MacIvor ... Charles
Alberta Watson ... Marilla
Hugh Thompson ... Bowman
Bill Carr ... Mr. Slack
Kate Lavender ... Jasmine
Nicole Maillet Nicole Maillet ... Sky Pettigrew
Brandon Ellis Brandon Ellis ... Clay


In an average American neighborhood, a family of four breaks all conformity making it difficult for their 18 year old son to fit in to society.

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Comedy | Drama


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 November 2008 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Domaćinsko uzgajanje See more »

Filming Locations:

Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Rosanna Arquette improvised the "Maybe we should get him a hooker" line. See more »


At 56 minutes in Crystal's mom puts down a bowl that was supposed to be empty, as she reaches for another one it is clear the previous one was still full of dessert. See more »


Bryce Dawson: Well, you look like big girls! Can't you read my sign?
[Referring to the one on the front door]
Sprite #1: 'Welcome.'
Bryce Dawson: Well, thanks! But we're not interested.
Sprite #1: But everyone else on the street is buying them! It's for a good cause.
Bryce Dawson: Oh, so you're selling conformity, along with toxic sugar treats. Well, did you know that Wood Sprites can trace back their insidious origins back to Lord Baden Powell, who was not only a neo-Fascist, but was also an infamous advocate of apartheid?
Sprite #1: [Befuddled] What?
Bryce Dawson: [...]
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Growing Op
14 March 2009 | by patrea-2See all my reviews

My friends and I went to see this movie today at a special viewing that had the director in the audience which was a great treat. The film itself was enjoyable, humorous, thoughtful and totally surprising. Two thumbs up - eh! Go Canada! and Go Michael Melski! What starts out as a rather typical coming of age story leads us through turns that are totally unfamiliar and unexpected. This film "buzzs" by and is a must see. I went to the film knowing only that it was filmed here in my home town and was completely thrilled. Thank you to Empire Theatres General Manager Steve Malloy for bringing this authentic tale to us. Michael Melski, we on the east coast look forward to your next tale and we will be back to show our support to another sold out audience!

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