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Falling Over Backwards

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Falling Over Backwards, movie, image,

100 minutes – Romanic Comedy
Language: English
Festival release date: August 23, 1990 (Montreal World Film Festival)
Release date:
Production companies, RanFilm, Moving Image Productions, National Film Board of Canada
Canadian distributor: Astral Films

Saul Rubinek plays Mel a high school teacher in the doldrums over his divorce and probably dealing with a mid-life crisis. He tries to forget his troubles and regain happiness by returning to the good old days of his youth. He rents a house in his old neighbourhood and brings Harvey, his aged and half-paralyzed father with him. Their landlady is Jackie (Julie St-Pierre), a young and attractive woman who wants to be a singer. Romance blossoms between Mel and Jackie.

Filmed in and around Montreal, Québec, the cast is listed in order of film credits.
The poster was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.
Trivia: Many of the songs used in the film were sung by Nanette Workman.

Falling Over Backwards, movie, poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Mort Ransen
Stewart Harding

Executive Producer:

Kenneth Atchity
Gordon Guiry

Co-Executive Producer:

Colin Neale

Co-Producer:

Sally Bochner

Director:

Mort Ransen

Screenwriter:

Mort Ransen

Cinematographer:

Savas Kalogeras

Editor:

Rita Roy

Composer:

Milan Kymlicka

Production Designer:

Claude Paré

Cast: Roles:

Saul Rubinek
Paul Soles
Julie St-Pierre
Helen Hughes
Carolyn Scott
Montie Stethem
Barry Flatman
Rose-Andrée Michaud
François Klanfer
Gord Welke
Charles S. Doucet
Jacques Tiberghien
Leif Anderson
Joan Heney
Rabbi I. Lerner
Andrew Johnston
Vlasta Vrana
Maurice Chan
Claude Paré
Harry Standjofski
Lena
Aidan Devine

Mel
Harvey
Jackie
Rose
Marilyn
Walter
Arthur
Evangeline
Jerry
Male Nurse
Jacques – mover
Denis – mover
Student
Older teacher
Rabbi
Bartender
Drunk
Vietnamese neighbour
Doctor
Club manager
Stripper
Young man