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Pit Pony (1997)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 14 December 1997
A young boy working in Nova Scotia's treacherous coal mines in the beginning of the 20th century, finds a friend in a pony, one of the ponies used to haul coal up from the tunnels to be used at the railway and steel mill.

Director:

Eric Till

Writers:

Heather Conkie, Joyce Barkhouse (book)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Rose-Davis Ben Rose-Davis ... Willie MacLean
Richard Donat ... Rory MacLean
Jennie Raymond ... Nellie MacLean
Andrew Keilty ... John MacLean
Ellen Page ... Maggie MacLean (as Ellen Philpotts-Page)
Anna Wedlock Anna Wedlock ... Sara MacLean
Gabriel Hogan ... Ned Hall
Denny Doherty ... Charley McGinnis
Jonathan Langlois-Sadubin Jonathan Langlois-Sadubin ... Simon O'Neill
Joseph Wynne ... Jimmy O'Neill
Carol Sinclair Carol Sinclair ... Mrs. O'Neill
Bill McFadden Bill McFadden ... Ed O'Neill
Jeremy Akerman ... Mr. Frawley
Andrew Bigelow ... Ben Frawley
John Dunsworth ... MacIsaac Smith
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Storyline

Glace Bay, Nova Scotia Canada, 1901. Willie MacLean is a 10-year-old boy with a love for horses and liking to school to cape the difficult times his family has. Willie's stern, but benevolent father is a coal miner in a local mine along with his older brother John. But when Willie's father is injured and John is killed in an accident at the mine, Willie is forced to step into his brother's shoes to support his older sister Nelle, and two younger sisters until their father recovers. Willie soon finds work at the mine lonely (aka: the pit) and unfriendly in which he forms a bond with a pit pony horse in order to make it though each day. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Cochran Entertainment

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1997 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vida nas Minas See more »

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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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