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The Stranger I Married (2005)

The Man Who Lost Himself (original title)
The life story of Terry Evanshen, a Canadian Football League star who fell into a coma after a near-fatal car crash. When he wakes up, he has no recollection of his family or anything else in his life.

Director:

Helen Shaver

Writer:

Suzette Couture
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David James Elliott ... Terry Evanshen
Wendy Crewson ... Lorraine Evanshen
Katie Boland ... Tracy Evanshen
Clare Stone ... Tara Evanshen
Tatum Knight Tatum Knight ... Jennifer Evanshen
Joshua Close ... Joe
Nanci Chambers ... Dr. Janice Golding
John Bourgeois ... J.J. Albrecht
Julie Dumais Julie Dumais ... Nurse Angie
Warren Belle ... Paramedic
Billy Parrott ... Policeman
David Daniels David Daniels ... Principal
Patrick McManus Patrick McManus ... ER Surgeon
Zoe Heath Zoe Heath ... OR Nurse
Shant Srabian Shant Srabian ... Rehab Specialist
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Storyline

Terry Evanshen had a perfect life: at twelve he met Lorraine, his true love, future wife and mother of his three daughters Tara, Tracy and Jennifer, and decided to become an Canadian football star, which the hunk did brilliantly. Then a car accident puts him in a deep coma he's unlikely to survive. When he awakes anyway, Lorraine hopes that his amnesia, which reduces every aspect of his past to meaningless bits and flashes, will also be temporary and takes him home, but the grim prognosis of permanent brain damage causing nasty character disturbance seems to come true, as his behavior is erratic and so aggressive he scares everyone. Are Lorraine's flash-backs to happier days just a cruel memory, or can he learn to become their loving husband and dad again? Written by KGF Vissers

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He has become a danger to everyone he loves

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2005 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Amintiri sterse See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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Color
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In the scene just prior to Terry forcing himself on his wife, the bandage is on his left arm in the mirror reflection when it is his right arm that was injured. See more »

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This is a very touching movie
27 November 2005 | by magslepsSee all my reviews

I have always liked David James Elliott, but this movie really showed his performance on a really emotional level. He is a man who feels lost and unable to get back to what or where he was in his life. What a powerful and remarkable acting performance. I really would like to recommend this to anyone who has ever felt lost in their life at any period of time. Wendy Crewson really gave it her all as the wife who never gave up on her husband. She has shown what true devotion is and the strength to call upon the Lord at a point in her life when she needed him the most. The girls really did a good job in acting as little girls lost and trying to help their dad find his way back to them. This was one movie that by just seeing the previews, I knew that I didn't want to miss it. There is so much to be learned here. It can be understood and felt in any time of life altering changes.


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