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The Rowdyman

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The Rowdyman, movie, image,

95 minutes – Comedy
Language: English
Release date: May 18, 1972
Canadian distributor: Crawley Films

Will Cole (Gordon Pinsent), a rebellious, irresponsible Newfoundlander takes a carefree attitude to his life, but reality catches up to him when the old man who was his mentor (played effectively by Geer) lies on his deathbed. Cole must take responsibility for a friend’s (Convserse) death in an industrial accident and deal with the departure of his girlfriend (Goranson) for Toronto. The Rowdyman is based on Pinsent’s screenplay, and director Carter provided him with a generous cinematic stage to display his comedic and dramatic talents. The film, which became Pinsent’s calling card, was popular at the time of its release and stands up as one of the best films ever made about life on the Rock. – The Essential Guide to Canadian Film.

Gordon Pinsent won a Canadian Film Award for Best Actor for his work on The Rowdyman.
Also See: A review of The Rowdyman.

The Rowdyman, movie, poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Lawrence Z. Dane

Executive Producer:

Frank R. “Budge” Crawley

Director:

Peter Carter

Screenwriter:

Gordon Pinsent

Cinematographer:

Edmund Long

Editor:

M.C. Manne

Composer:

Ben McPeel

Art Director:

Barry Lavender

Cast: Roles:

Gordon Pinsent
Frank Converse
Will Gear
Linda Goranson
E.P. “Ted” Henley
Estelle Wall
Stuart Gillard
Austin Davis
Sabina Maydello
Dawn Greenhalgh
Jonathan White
Doris Petrie
Murray Westgate
Tess Ewing
Dan MacDonald
Wendy Thatcher
Nora Fitzpatrick
Doug McGrath
Jack Anthony
Les Rubie
Ann Campbell
Bunny Felix
Ann MacIntosh

Will Cole
Andrew Scott
Stan
Ruth Lowe
Constable Williams
Mary Cole
Constable Bill
Walt
Carol Scott
Woman on the train
Frank
Mrs. Lowe
Mr. Lowe
Edwina
Roy
Waitress
Girl in Restaurant
Pat
Hal
Bert
Girl 1
Girl 2
Girl 3