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PG-13 | | Comedy | 30 May 2014 (Canada)
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To survive, a dying Newfoundland fishing village must convince a young doctor to take up residence by any means necessary.

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Don McKellar
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Percy Hynes White ... Young Murray (as Percy Hynes-White)
Sean Panting Sean Panting ... Ernest French
Crystal Dawn Parsons Crystal Dawn Parsons ... Alice French
Brendan Gleeson ... Murray French
Cathy Jones Cathy Jones ... Barbara French
Liane Balaban ... Kathleen
Mark Critch ... Henry Tilley
Gordon Pinsent ... Simon
Lawrence Barry ... Mayor Tom Fitzpatrick
Megan Jones Megan Jones ... Sheryl Fitzpatrick
Kelsi Prince Kelsi Prince ... Lizzie Fitzpatrick
Taylor Kitsch ... Dr. Paul Lewis
Janelle Hickey Janelle Hickey ... Stewardess #1
Natalia Henelly Natalia Henelly ... Stewardess #2 (as Natalia Hennelly)
John Sheehan John Sheehan ... Custom Officer
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Storyline

The small harbor of Tickle Cove is in dire need of a doctor so that the town can land a contract to secure a factory which will save the town from financial ruin. Village resident Murray French (Gleeson) leads the search, and when he finds Dr. Paul Lewis (Kitsch) he employs - along with the whole town - tactics to seduce the doctor to stay permanently. Written by JP Smith

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Welcome to Tickle Head, a quaint little village where the townspeople will stop at nothing to make you feel at home.

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material and drug references | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 2014 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Den store forførelse See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$323,743, 30 May 2014

Gross USA:

$3,408,966
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Dolby Digital

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Color | Black and White (surveillance footage)
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As with his previous films Cold Mountain (2003) and Michael Collins (1996), this film shows actor Brendan Gleeson genuine fiddle playing skills. See more »

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[first lines]
Murray French: When I was a boy, Tickle Head was a proud fishing harbor. Back then, people from Tickle Head were strong, dignified, brave. Their days were filled with purpose. By no means was this life for the faint of heart, for the weak or the lazy, but as I look back now, I can truly say life was a thing of beauty.
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References Entertainment Tonight (1981) See more »

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Ohh Belle
Written by Philip Bradford arr, Andrew Gilmore Barr
Performed by The Barr Brothers
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A must see movie for those tired of forced Hollywood humour
15 June 2014 | by john-831-136270See all my reviews

This is a gentle movie, filled with gentle humour that brought smiles of delight to every one of our group of six. The scenes of the Newfoundland coast were breath taking. A great little story about a community struggling for survival. Another reviewer was dismayed by all of the citizens lining up for their welfare cheques. An exaggeration yes, because it is a film, but the key message he missed was how noble and honest, despite their desperate scam, the people of Newfoundland are. When I took my family for a vacation in Newfoundland we were mightily impressed by the scenic beauty but even more impressed by its people and their genuine interest in others. It made us proud to be Canadian and this film makes me proud of the Canadian film industry.


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