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Whale Music (1994)

Shot around the breathtaking coastline of B.C.'s Howe Sound, Whale Music is the triumphant adaptation of Paul Quarringaton's Governor General's Award-winning novel about the redemption of a... See full summary »

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Richard J. Lewis
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4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maury Chaykin ... Desmond Howl
Cynthia Preston ... Claire Lowe (as Cyndy Preston)
Paul Gross ... Daniel Howl
Jennifer Dale ... Fay Ginzburg-Howl
Kenneth Welsh ... Kenneth Sexstone
Blu Mankuma ... Mookie Saunders
Alan Jordan Alan Jordan ... Sal Goneau
Tom Lavin Tom Lavin ... Monty Mann
Jim Byrnes ... Dewey Moore
Deborah Duchene ... Bobby Sue
Paul Quarrington Paul Quarrington ... Pete the Bartender
Janne Mortil ... Star
Suzanne Ristic Suzanne Ristic ... Monty's Wife
Roman Podhora Roman Podhora ... Prison Guard
Sherri Wong Sherri Wong ... Groupie
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Storyline

Shot around the breathtaking coastline of B.C.'s Howe Sound, Whale Music is the triumphant adaptation of Paul Quarringaton's Governor General's Award-winning novel about the redemption of a faded rock star through love and music. Richard J. Lewis' exploration of the reclusive musician's efforts to create a piece of music that will summon the whales is a sensory and emotional tour de force. Written by Vancouver Film Festival, Handbook

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An ex-rock star. A runaway stripper. Together, they're making a new kind of music. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bálnák zenéje See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$39,129
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Won 4 Genies including Best Actor (Chaykin) and Best Original Song See more »

Quotes

Fay: This girl looks under age, Des. Could mean prison.
Desmond: That seems a heavy price to pay for a youthful appearance.
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Crazy Credits

Disclaimer in end credits: The Mackie 24 Channel 8 Bus Console used by "Desmond" offers full MIDI automation from the computer screen using virtual faders, but is not physically automated as seen in the film. See more »

Soundtracks

It's Never Too Late
Written by John Kay and Nick St. Nicholas
Performed by Steppenwolf
Courtesy of MCA Records, Special Markets
Published by Duchess Music Corporation
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I loved the movie
4 November 2001 | by hurkeybyrdSee all my reviews

I was in a bad frame of mind when I first saw this movie. For some reason it clicked on all my levels, tensions in a family, loneliness and the want of someone to share your life with. It didn't hurt that the someone to share your life with was such a beautiful girl as Claire (Cyndy Preston). I also bought the sound track to this movie (very hard to get). Loved it and hope it will someday come out on DV


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