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The Boy in Blue (1986)

Based on the life of Ned Hanlan, the late-19th century Canadian sculler and world champion. Hanlan was one of the first scullers to successfully utilize the "sliding seat."

Director:

Charles Jarrott

Writer:

Douglas Bowie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Ned Hanlan
Cynthia Dale ... Margaret
Christopher Plummer ... Knox
David Naughton ... Bill
Sean Sullivan ... Walter
Melody Anderson ... Dulcie
James B. Douglas James B. Douglas ... Collins
Walter Massey Walter Massey ... Mayor
Austin Willis Austin Willis ... Bainbridge
Philip Craig ... Kinnear
Robert McCormick ... Trickett
Tim Weber Tim Weber ... Cooney
George E. Zeeman George E. Zeeman ... Cop
Geordie Johnson Geordie Johnson ... Andrew Bothwell
Brian Thorne Brian Thorne ... Plaisted
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Based on the life of Ned Hanlan, the late-19th century Canadian sculler and world champion. Hanlan was one of the first scullers to successfully utilize the "sliding seat." Written by Greg Doyle

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Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La race des champions See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD7,716,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$94,261, 19 January 1986

Gross USA:

$275,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$275,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The steamship that appears throughout in the film, the RMS Segwun, is the oldest operating steamship in North America. Originally known as the Nipissing, it was first commissioned in 1887. As of this writing (November 2006) The RMS Segwun is still running strong and is based year-round on Lake Muskoka in Gravenhurst Ontario, Canada. See more »

Quotes

Knox: He's an investment that's going sour.
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Soundtracks

Temperance Song
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Judy 'Lucky' Kemeny
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Fascinating true story of sculling
25 December 2000 | by smothersnenaSee all my reviews

Found this to be a most fascinating film and a sport I wonder, if anyone does today?? Ned really had some fortitude to go forth and not be struck down by bullies, which obviously were in this profession back then. I believe he was awesome to become a Champion rower on 3 continents. Wonder if anyone in this class today can do as well? Its truly a workout to stay in shape for such competition. I believe Cage did an excellent job in this film even if he was only 22 years old!!


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