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Toby McTeague (1986)

PG | | Action, Drama | 1 March 1986 (USA)
Toby is a teenager who doesn't care much about school. In fact, he has his eyes on the title of a prestigious dog-sleigh race. He will have to undergo extensive training in order to win it.

Director:

Jean-Claude Lord

Writers:

Jamie Brown (screenplay), Jeff Maguire (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Yannick Bisson ... Toby
Winston Rekert Winston Rekert ... Tom McTeague
Andrew Bednarski ... Sam McTeague
Stephanie Morgenstern ... Sara
Timothy Webber ... Edison Crowe
Liliane Clune Liliane Clune ... Jenny Lessard
Evan Adams ... Jacob
George Clutesi George Clutesi ... Chief (as George Clutesci)
Hamish McEwan ... Mike Lynn
Tom Rack Tom Rack ... Faulkner
Anthony Levinson Anthony Levinson ... Peter
Mark Kulik Mark Kulik ... Ben
Joanne Vannicola ... Parker
Doug Price Doug Price ... Announcer
Ian Finlay Ian Finlay ... Reporter TV
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Toby is a teenager who doesn't care much about school. In fact, he has his eyes on the title of a prestigious dog-sleigh race. He will have to undergo extensive training in order to win it. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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dog racing | See All (1) »

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He Just Has To Win!

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Fantasies in Your Eyes
Written by 'Peter Pringle' and Kevin Hunter
Performed by 'Peter Pringle'
Courtesy of A&M Records Canada Ltd
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Won't thrill adults or kids
17 September 2013 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

During its existence, the Canadian film company Filmline International made several attempts to make mainstream Canadian films, "Toby McTeague" being one of them. The movie doesn't seem to have received much of a release anywhere, and seeing it quickly explains why. Certainly, the movie looks surprisingly slick for a Canadian film - obviously some serious money was spent on this project. Also, it's the rare Canadian movie to clearly be set in Canada (though the Canadian references are few and kind of soft.) But the script is a mess. There's barely a plot, and long stretches of the movie unfold with little to nothing advancing the story. Also, most of the characters are surprisingly unappealing, the most guilty being the title figure, who is shown to be stupid and/or irresponsible on a number of occasions. And we're supposed to be rooting for him! It also doesn't help that the electronic music score is both strident and inappropriate for this kind of movie. Kids in the audience will be restless, and their parents will be annoyed.


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