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The Bay Boy (1984)

R | | Drama | 15 February 1985 (USA)
A teenage boy living in a Cape Breton coal mining community during the 1930's finds himself contemplating life and is haunted by a murder he witnessed in town.

Director:

Daniel Petrie

Writer:

Daniel Petrie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liv Ullmann ... Jenny Campbell
Kiefer Sutherland ... Donald Campbell
Peter Donat ... Will Campbell
Alan Scarfe ... Sgt. Tom Coldwell
Mathieu Carrière ... Father Chaisson
Chris Wiggins Chris Wiggins ... Chief Charlie McInnes
Thomas Peacocke Thomas Peacocke ... Father McKinnon
Isabelle Mejias ... Mary McNeil
Jane McKinnon Jane McKinnon ... Diana Coldwell
Leah Pinsent ... Saxon Coldwell
Peter Spence Peter Spence ... Joe Campbell
Josephine Chaplin ... Marie Chaisson (as Joséphine Chaplin)
Pauline Lafont Pauline Lafont ... Janine Chaisson
Roy McMullin Roy McMullin ... Paul Ratchford
Kathy McGuire Kathy McGuire ... Sister Roberta
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Storyline

A Roman Catholic teenage boy in Nova Scotia during the 1930s faces various growing-up problems: Should he become a priest? What should he do about the murder he witnessed, committed by a local cop and upstanding parishioner? And how far should he go with his girl friend, who happens to be the murderer's daughter? Written by Paul Emmons <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Company See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD 4,248,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,665, 18 February 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$162,364
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first of two movies featuring Kiefer Sutherland and Peter Spence. The second movie being Crazy Moon (1987). See more »

Goofs

When Donald and Mary are seen together in bed eating chocolate cake, creaking can be heard around them on the floor, though neither of them move. It is most likely sounds made by the crew or cameramen. See more »

Connections

References Lloyds of London (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Rustic Jig
Performed by Don Messer
Courtesy of MCA Records Canada
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A truly great film, but only once seen on Showtime
12 October 2001 | by dpallenSee all my reviews

This film is superb in every way.... story, writing, direction, casting.... everything! But, alas, it was seen but once.... one time only on Showtime... and then desappeared forever from the tv scene. Something about it's Canadian genesis, some say, but if ever there was a movie that would be a real blockbuster, The Bay Boy is that film. Incredibly, I happened to see the film in it's one and only showing on cable television, back in 1984 or 85. Now, it is available only on VHS but I wait in hope that it will surface again on DVD.

I repeat, this movie is a really great film....... four stars or better!!!


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