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Cable Beach (2004)

| Mystery, Thriller | TV Movie
Ben Sheffield returns to his small hometown of Heatley Bay on the Canadian west coast as the new Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) officer. He and his mother - recently deceased - ... See full summary »


James Head


Arthur Jackson (screenplay), Arthur Jackson (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Chris Kramer ... Ben Sheffield
Karin Konoval ... Mary Leonard
Tygh Runyan ... Kyle Jenkins
Nancy Sivak Nancy Sivak ... Rachel Seaton
Scott Hylands ... Warren Seaton
David Ogden Stiers ... Doc McWhirter
Tom McBeath ... John "Luther" Croat
Hrothgar Mathews ... Sgt. Ed Campbell
Steven Cree Molison ... Pete Beemish
Quelemia Sparrow Quelemia Sparrow ... Maggie Leonard
Stephanie Lang Stephanie Lang ... Young Mary
Tori Anderson ... Ben's Young Mom (as Victoria Anderson)
Josh Kaese Josh Kaese ... Boy #1
Justin Callan Justin Callan ... Boy #2
Mason ... Kyle's Dog


Ben Sheffield returns to his small hometown of Heatley Bay on the Canadian west coast as the new Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) officer. He and his mother - recently deceased - left the town when he was two years old after his father died. Ben or his mother had never returned to Heatley Bay until now. He is to work with existing Heatley Bay DFO officer Mary Leonard. Mary purports to be an old friend of his mother's, although his mother never mentioned Mary to him. Many in town knew of him and also knew his mother, including John Croat, who is known to the locals as Luther. Luther lives in the Sheffield home and just won't leave the house even after Ben arrives to assume possession. Kyle Jenkins also knows of Ben, Kyle's father who killed Ben's father in a drunken fight. A young man, Kyle mentally is no longer the man he once was after a work accident. Not provided with disability pay, Kyle survives by beach combing and conducting petty crimes, which the townsfolk tolerate. ... Written by Huggo

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Dolby Digital



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1.78 : 1
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[Ben Sheffield, a Fisheries Officer new to town, spots two young boys poaching starfish, which they are putting into a bucket]
Ben Sheffield: You boys know that's against the law?
[one of the boys shakes his head no]
Ben Sheffield: Well, it is. I want you two to meet me at the Fisheries office, and bring that bucket with you. Understand?
[the boys nod affirmatively]
Ben Sheffield: You boys know where the Fisheries office is?
[one of the boys nods affirmatively]
Ben Sheffield: [sheepishly] Mind showing me?
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Enjoyable movie, definitely worth watching
12 November 2005 | by rayne_koestSee all my reviews

Another one of the Canadian productions that just don't seem to get enough press or recognition.

Featuring gorgeous coastal scenery and a character-driven story, this set-in BC film has a investigative storyline that develops around skeletons in the closet of a small coastal community. The actors (some of whom will be familiar to TV viewers) really bring the characters of the community to life in a realistic, not-over-the-top way. The storyline is not quite linear in time, but viewers will find it very easy to follow. The non-linear presentation also enables a conclusion that is not as predictable as it may first seem.

Fans of North of 60, and Beachcombers are shoe-in viewers for this film, and all other are highly encouraged to give it a go.

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