The Boy in Blue

Overview

To fully appreciate Boy in Blue, it's helpful to know a little bit about the sport of "sculling"-or competitive rowing. Nicolas Cage stars as the real-life Ned Hanlan, who at the turn of the century was Canada's foremost sculling champ. A wild, uncontrollable youth, Hanlan is "adopted" by a gambler named Bill David Naughton, who promotes the boy on the sculling circuit for his own monetary gain. Ruthlessly businessman Knox Christopher Plummer assumes control of Hanlan's career, but when Ned discovers just how ...
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Overview

To fully appreciate Boy in Blue, it's helpful to know a little bit about the sport of "sculling"-or competitive rowing. Nicolas Cage stars as the real-life Ned Hanlan, who at the turn of the century was Canada's foremost sculling champ. A wild, uncontrollable youth, Hanlan is "adopted" by a gambler named Bill David Naughton, who promotes the boy on the sculling circuit for his own monetary gain. Ruthlessly businessman Knox Christopher Plummer assumes control of Hanlan's career, but when Ned discovers just how ruthless Knox can be, he casts his lot with the first honest man he's met, inventor-speculator Walter Sean Sullivan. Hanlan's professional success is capped by his marriage to Margaret Cynthia Dale, Knox's previously unattainable niece. The by-the-numbers Boy in Blue was given an R rating due to a few disposable sex scenes, thereby cutting its potential audience hero-worshipping youths in half.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/10/2012
  • UPC: 013132437095
  • Original Release: 1986
  • Rating:

  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Region Code: A
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Time: 1:37:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 56,013

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nicolas Cage Ned Hanlon
Cynthia Dale Margaret
Christopher Plummer Knox
David Naughton Bill
Sean Sullivan Walter
Melody Anderson Dulcie
James Douglas Collins
Walter Massey Mayor
Austin Willis Bainbridge
Philip Craig Kinnear
Bob Bainborough Boston Betting Clerk
Germain Beauchamp Photographer
Barry Edward Blake Philly Thug
Robert Buck English Thug
John Cain Aussie
Ian D. Clark Aussie No. 1
Kim Coates McCoy Man No. 2
Paul Craig English Judge
Dave de Sanctis Philly Thug
Aidan Devine Junior Cop
Jain Dickson Suffragette
Teddy Donville Betting Runner
John Dunn-Hill Riley Tout
Ted Dykstra Hanlon Man No. 1
James Edmond Chairman
Anne Farquhar High Class Girl
Eric Fink Hawker for Dr. Morse
Arthur Grosser Bookie
Graham Haley Aussie
Ian Heath Boy on Steamer
Dan Hennessy American Reporter
Diane Hollingsworth Alley Tart
Gerald Isles Butler
Doug Lennox Knox's Pug
Graham MacDready Aussie
Don MacQuarrie Temp Leader
Doris Malcolm Aunt Geri
Gordon Masten Toad
Robert McCormick Trickett
Bruce McFee Ship Steward
Roger McKeen McCoy Man No. 1
Gorman Miller Hanlon Fan
Phil Neilson 2nd Brahmin
Peter Peer Prison Turnkey
Michel Perron Hanlon Man No. 2
Claude Rae Boston Bettor
Ken Rogers Philly Thug
Elizabeth Rukavina Philly Barmaid
Patrick Sinclair Philly Referee
Greg Swanson Oscar Hale
Brian Thorne Plaisted
Lee-Max Walton Urchin
Tim Weber Cooney
Jeff Wincott Riley
George E. Zeeman Cop
Geordie Johnson Bothwell
Technical Credits
Charles Jarrott Director
Dave Appleby Sound Editor
William Beeton Production Designer
Douglas Bowie Screenwriter
John Hay Costumes/Costume Designer
Denis Heroux Producer
John Kemeny Producer
Daniel Latour Sound Editor
Brigitte McCaughry Makeup
Pierre Mignot Cinematographer
Steven North Executive Producer, Producer
Jean Baptiste Tard Set Decoration/Design
Rit Wallis Editor
Roger Webb Score Composer
Don White Sound Editor
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