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The Healer ()


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A young man discovers suddenly to have the gift of healing. Trying to understand it and the new reality that it offers, a teenage girl with terminal cancer unexpectedly will show him the way.

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Alec Bailey
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Raymond Heacock
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Cecilia
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Father Malloy
Batman The Dog ...
Batman
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Tom
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Abigail
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Pilot
Victoria Gillan ...
Pilot's wife
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Henry
Suresh John ...
Amir
David Christoffel ...
Bank Executive
Anne Christie ...
Bank Secretary
Gavin Liddel ...
Greg
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Thug 1
Chase Duffy ...
Thug 2
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Priest
Shaun Clarke ...
Fred
Nikki Barnett ...
Mary
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Josh
Gay Hauser ...
Louise
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Larry
Michael Pellerin ...
Philip
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Frank
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Old Man
Charlie Rhindress ...
Charles
Jennifer Morris ...
Leslie
Georgia Rudderham ...
Rebecca
Serafina Ebosele ...
Waitress
Laura Posner ...
Laura
Kyla Wilson ...
Paula
Anne Stockdale ...
Lunneburg Woman
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Lunenburg Police Officer
Ian Alden ...
Halifax Police Officer
Glenn Lefchak ...
William
Jackie Torrens ...
Linda
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Grandfather's Dog

Directed by

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Paco Arango

Written by

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Paco Arango ... ()

Produced by

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Paco Arango ... producer
Georgina Neville ... associate producer
Enrique Posner ... producer
Linda Rogers-Ambury ... line producer
Michael Volpe ... producer

Music by

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Nathan Wang

Cinematography by

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Javier Aguirresarobe

Film Editing by

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Teresa Font

Editorial Department

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Elena Araco ... dcp mastering
Ximo Michavila ... colorist
Guillermo Peña Jr. ... video mastering
Pablo Polo ... mastering and deliverables

Casting By

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Sheila Lane

Production Design by

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Angela Murphy

Art Direction by

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John Hencher

Set Decoration by

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Lorne Armstrong
Robert Grani
Korayne Romanchuk

Costume Design by

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Martha Curry

Makeup Department

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Betty Belmore ... key makeup artist
Ian Campbell ... prosthetics lab technician
Carolyn J. Conrad ... daily hair styilst
Linda Flynn ... key hair stylist
Alissa Gee ... prosthetic effects technician
Paul Jones ... special makeup effects designer
Lindsay Thorne ... special makeup effects artist
Tara Topp ... makeup effects technician

Production Management

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Natalie Posner ... Occasional Assistant to Mr. Jackson-Cohen
Linda Rogers-Ambury ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Matthew Crowe ... production assistant
Luke Freeman ... fourth assistant director
Heather Harvey ... third assistant director
Jason Shipley ... first assistant director
Keith White ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Gary Allen Ferguson ... props
Dylan Harris-McDonald ... assistant property master
Catherine Maltais ... art director trainee
Andy Miller ... property master
Jason Shurko ... assistant property master

Sound Department

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Ignacio Arrojo ... adr recordist
Lilly Blazewicz ... foley editor
Chris Burdon ... re-recording mixer
Peter Burgis ... foley artist
Mayte Cabrera ... dialogue editor
Alfredo Díaz ... sound effects editor
Glen Gathard ... foley supervisor
Gabriel Gutiérrez ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editor
Markus Moll ... re-recording mixer
Ronnie Mukwaya ... studio assistant
Mike O'Neill ... sound mixer
James O'Toole ... boom operator
Arturo Quesada ... assistant sound editor
Kobi Quist ... sound mix technician
Jemma Riley-Tolch ... assistant foley mixer
Iñaki Sánchez-Elvira ... dialogue editor (as Iñaki Sanchez-Elvira)
Ricardo Viñas ... dolby sound consultant
Christopher Cleator ... adr mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Gary Coates ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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William E. Garrett ... visual effects supervisor
Eduardo Iglesias ... digital compositor
Francisco Porras ... vfx editor
Nestor Quintana ... visual effects producer
Ángel Rico Riesgo ... digital compositor
Guillermo Valero ... compositor

Stunts

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Randy Boliver ... stunt coordinator
Matthew Pinch ... stunt double: Jorge Garcia
John Shurko ... stunt double: Alec

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tracy Aarons ... unit grip
Luke Adamski ... B Camera 2nd Assistant
Chris Baxter ... dolly grip "a" camera
Paul Begin ... A Camera Focus Puller
Craig Buckley ... camera trainee
Kevin Kumar-Misir ... video assist
Forbes MacDonald ... B Camera Operator
Peter MacDonald ... gaffer
Christian Milligan ... A Camera 2nd assistant
Denis-Noel Mostert ... camera operator
Christopher Reardon ... still photographer
Gareth Roberts ... B Camera Focus Puller
Alan Sweet ... best boy electrician

Casting Department

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Gil Anderseon ... halifax casting assistant
Jason Knight ... original casting
Sheila Lane ... original casting
Charlotte Shurko ... Background Casting Director
Johanna Shurko ... assistan background casting director

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Melinda Cook ... costume set supervisor
Jennifer Ellis ... co costume designer / co-costume designer
Kymn Keating ... costume truck supervisor
Victoria Rockwell ... prep costumer

Location Management

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Shaun Clarke ... location manager
Andrew McInnes ... location manager

Music Department

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Thomas A. Carlson ... music editor
Matthew C. Hornbeck ... soloist: acoustic guitar, nylon guitar, dobro guitar
Asuka Ito ... composer's assistant
Sergio Jiménez Lacima ... original song arranger
Taisuke Kimura ... composer's assistant
Josh Lewis ... music score engineer
Milton Nelson ... orchestrator
Jasper Randall ... choir conductor / choir contractor
Shelly Ren ... musician
Nao Sato ... composer's assistant
Knox Summerour ... musician
Andrew Synowiec ... musician
Jeremy Underwood ... assistant score mixer

Script and Continuity Department

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Maggie Thomas ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Tom Carew ... transportation captain
Rodney Dominey ... driver
Keith Flynn ... transportation captain
Rex Hart ... driver
Phil Hatcher ... driver
Steve Hickey ... picture car coordinator
Steve Murphy ... driver
Mike Petley ... driver

Other crew

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Charlie Benoit ... production assistant
Miguel Ángel Casado ... production coordinator
William Flower ... animal coordinator
Tracey Hatcher ... first assistant accountant
Colleen Hiltz ... production coordinator
Ryan Kamperman ... assistant production coordinator
Alexandra Mayer ... production assistant
André Pettigrew ... trainee production coordinator
Lise Romanoff ... Distribution Executive
Begoña Sanchez ... Assistant to the Director
Heather Soper ... animal coordinator assistant/animal trainer / animal trainer/wrangler
Scott Thorne ... dit

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Alec Bailey is a gambling, womanizing bankrupt electrical repairman who still is traumatized by the death of Charlie, Alec's twin's brother. Without a penny and almost in the poorness, Alec realizes a long-time stranded uncle Richard Heacock, a brother of his mother who lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, that accepts to solve Alec's money debts with one condition: that Alec moves Halifax by a year. Reluctant to the travel but threatened by a local pawnbroker, Alec accepts uncle Richard's propose. Therefore, when he arrives Halifax, discovers that the villagers believe that he is "The Chosen One", a man with the ability to heal all diseases, at the same time that Halifax's local Sheriff starts a procedure against Alec, in the belief that he's a fraud and he's cheating people. Trapped by a situation that little by little overpass him, Alec finds a friend in Cecilia, beauty and lovely local veterinary, discovering by Richard that all his ancestors are a long-time family of healers, which gift is the capacity to heal all those disease if it's in the fate of the each person that can be healed. Resigning to his gift, at the next day Alec meets Abigail, a sassy, worldly and sarcastic 14-years-old with terminal cancer. Trying to convince to Abigail's parents that he can't heal her, Alec accepts Abigail's idea to spend together the weekend, in order to escape two days from her overprotective parents. Discovering in Abigail a force of nature full of life and energy at the same time that the feelings between Cecilia and him comes out, Alec starts to question himself and the bad decisions in his life, asking a second chance to recover his gift and save Abigail. But when uncle Richard reveals that the gift can't recovered after renounce to it, Alec looking his own way to know who is him really and his reason to live, running against time to give Abigail the life she deserves. Written by Chockys

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Taglines A man is burdened by a mysterious and undesired gift for healing people. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Lo que de verdad importa (Spain)
  • O Que Realmente Importa (Portugal)
  • A gyógyító (Hungary)
  • Lo que de verdad importa (Argentina)
  • O Que de Verdade Importa (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 113 min
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Trivia All profits for this film go to charity. Arango the director is a philanthropist responsible for a famous charity organisation (Aladina) for children's cancer care in Spain. See more »

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