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Between March 2, 2001 - January 24, 2002
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Name: Will Thomas
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Comments: Thanks for info about Zshops but unfortunatly I just received an unused copy from which cost me 100 dollars versus 13 dollars at Zshops BUYERS BEWARE!
Thursday, January 24th 2002 - 01:13:00 PM
Name: Debbie
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Comments: Hello there.

I was wondering if anyone has ever come across the video "Getting Married in Buffalo Jump"??!!!
It is a "Made for TV Movie" I believe in 1990 starring Paul Gross. Made in Alberta. If anyone has seen it anywhere released on video I would appreciate the info.
Thankyou for your time.

P.S. This Guide is very useful. Thanks. 

Thursday, January 17th 2002 - 11:35:27 AM
Name: Frederick Young
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Comments: I AM A BIG FAN OF THE LATE DIRECTIOR William Castle. His last film as director "shanks" was partly filmed in Vancouver, B.C. in 1974. This rare, hard to find film was never released on video.I acquired a bootlegged copy of this 28 year old film and saw it for the very first time in 2002. In the closing credits, they mention the Vancouver crew. I would like to know where exactly they filmed on location, because none of the exterior shot look remotely like Vancouver."Shanks" might have been filmed in the spring or summer months 1973 or 1974 with a 1974 (limited) release date.
Wednesday, January 16th 2002 - 06:24:01 PM
Name: togolane
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Comments: BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI in the big finale a young canadian volunteers for the mission .He is killed just before he can blow up the bridge when Alec Guinness spots the detonator and unthinkingly attempts to save his creation.
Monday, January 7th 2002 - 07:37:13 AM
Name: spam
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Comments: Many of the movies listed here are out of print. But you can buy them used at eBay or Amazon (via auctions or Zshops). In fact I see Fireballs for sale right now at Zshops.
Thursday, January 3rd 2002 - 12:12:12 PM
Name: Isola
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Comments: Does anyone knows where to find some more info about "Amazon"? Official site or something like this... Thanks.
Thursday, January 3rd 2002 - 12:56:19 AM
Name: will thomas
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Comments: DEATH WARRANT JEAN CLAUDE VAN DAMME plays a mountie who goes undercover in an american prison.
Friday, December 28th 2001 - 07:13:56 AM
Name: Will Thomas
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Comments: THE KEY TO REBECCA I think Cliff Robertson plays a canadian soldier in North Africa during WWII and BRIDESHEAD REVISITED a canadian tycoon named Rex Mottram is featured .
Monday, December 17th 2001 - 11:51:12 AM
Name: Will Thomas
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Comments: Does anyone have a copy of FIREBALLS 1987?
Monday, December 17th 2001 - 11:44:11 AM
Name: John M Ballard
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Comments: I really enjoyed this site - I was in Canada for 4 years in the 70s, and still have family there. I like the weirdness, quirkness, and "small town" - ness of canadian movies. And I LOVE it when they pretend to be set in the US, but you know they aren't, the people are too nice, the street are too clean, plus there's only one actor you ever heard of ! Plus the police have such weird uniforms, and you also never see the number plates of cars - that would give the game away I suppose.
Excellent movie summaries, the wit and acerbity is quite refreshing !
I'd love to buy some of these movies (having occasionally seen the better known ones like 90 days and Milk and Honey on british TV). Know where I could look ?
Well done on a great job Cheers, JM Ballard
Friday, December 14th 2001 - 01:29:07 AM
Name: Ken Faul
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Comments: In see nothing in your site about "Ebbie", a 1995 made-for-tv Canadian movie. Director ; George Kaczender, starring ;Susan Lucci,Wendy Crewson,Taran Noah Smith, Adrienne Carter, etc. It is an updated re-telling of "A Christmas Carol" about a ruthless businesswoman named Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge. Why is this great little movie so hard to find out any info on ? Not available on any commercial medium, one must sit and wait for some Canadian Network (CBC, or CTV, I presume) to want to show it again !Do you know how I can obtain a copy of it for my wife, who loves the movie ? Thank-you kindly.
Thursday, December 13th 2001 - 09:24:39 PM
Name: Raj
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Comments: Masked Movie Critic,

Your review of the show "Talking to Americans" was extremely weak.

No one is trying to "make themeselves feel better" by poking fun at the americans.

They were simply highlighting the known general ignorance of Americans. 

Americans themselves often discuss, on the news these days, the oblivious nature they assume.

Furthermore, no one has an "american fetish". To think that's what this is about is baseless - not to mention silly. If you ask a Canadian who they prime minister of England is, they would know. Similarly if you asked a Euoropean who the leader of Canada was, for the most part, they would know.

There was a simple, and hilarious, fact highlighted in Rick Mercer's clever (and wildly popular) "Talking to Americans". Not all, but MANY Americans are ignorant. So maybe they should be laughed at.

- Raj

Thursday, December 13th 2001 - 12:15:53 PM
Name: sarah
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Comments: Is Drop the Beat going to be airing in the United States any time soon? Is it possible for me to purchase video tapes of the show? from anyone? I willl pay good money for them email me at:
Tuesday, December 11th 2001 - 03:52:03 PM
Name: Dana
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Comments: Hello,

Looking to find a copy of a made for TV movie called "Dream on the Run" Filmed in Toronto in 1973, and aired on TV in 1977.

Any suggestions? I found information about the movie using your site but I just don't know where to find a copy to view.


Saturday, November 24th 2001 - 07:20:47 PM
Name: Paul Munns
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Comments: Great site,Do you know were I can get a copy of the 1982 movie Shocktrauma, starring William Conrad,directed by Eric Till,produce by Glen Warren Unlimted. It aired on NBC in December 1982 on NBC as part of the General Foods Golden Classic Showcase.The movie is about R Adams Cowley MD the founder of the shock Trauma center in Maryland.Jim Brown from the University of Maryland has a copy however it is scramble half way through the film.Any information please let me know.
Thank You
Paul Munns
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Tuesday, November 20th 2001 - 08:35:31 PM
Name: Joyce Hayden
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Comments: Looking for a 1955 English movie, "The Man Who Loved Redheads". Just found your site and sent an e-mail with questions about a Jalna series on tv in the mid 70's.
Wednesday, November 14th 2001 - 12:16:50 PM
Name: Martha
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Comments: Love this site! Still, a couple of movies not mentioned worth seeing: "Heater" set in Winnipeg in winter if you can believe it! Excellent movie! Also, Smoke Signals, a US movie but Canadian actors (Adam Beach for one) apparently because only Canadian Indian actors are real enough. This is one of the movies I consider "good enough to be Canadian"!
Also a short film set in Winnipeg called Nocturnal Jogger (it may have been a For the Record episode?) Anyone else remember it?
Friday, November 2nd 2001 - 09:28:45 PM
Name: Caelum
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Comments: You've got a lot going on here, it's true, but a brief scan showed a few pretty interesting movies missing. "Careful" is probably the best Guy Maddin movie, so it might warrant more than the rather clueless dismissals given the others that you do include. And there's Reg Harkema's "A Girl is a Girl" to consider, and "The Bloody Brood" (Peter Falk's second film) and, well... a few more probably, but I should go back and look at the site before I really say something stupid. Anyway, keep it up.
Thursday, October 18th 2001 - 09:52:27 PM
Name: Ras
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Comments: Does anybody know where I can find the movie "Rookies"
I have been looking for this movie for years and I have never found it. Thanks
Tuesday, October 9th 2001 - 09:47:15 PM
Name: Stephen Novik
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Comments: Just read how you thought TRADERS was. Too bad you saw it 
that way although I agree the financial jargon was a bit 
too much to understand at times-- I thought it was great! 
And watched every epsiode! Just like I did with Street 
Tuesday, September 18th 2001 - 11:21:16 PM
Name: Stephen Novik
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Comments: Just got a few corrections of spelling for the Jake And the 
Kid TV series 
Fred Keating played REPEAT GOLIGHTLY (not GOROUND)
Julie Khaner played EMILY HENCHBAW (not HENCHPAW) I see you
must have got that tidbit from the IMDb! (They have it 
wrong too!)
making her MOLLY GATENBY,
and DYLAN McDERMOTT (Constable Turnbull on DUE SOUTH) played
the ghost of DANIEL OSBORNE! (Ok, ok, he was a guest 
appearance character in a few episodes....)
As well, Robert Clothier (or Relic, from the CBC's "The 
Beachcombers") played OLD DADDY JOHNSON, another guest 
appearing character in several episodes.

It's a good series.

Tuesday, September 18th 2001 - 11:12:11 PM
Name: Dave Ringer
Comments: I would just like to say that this is the most thorough and 
complete listings of Canadian TV and Films anyhwere! As a 
broadcasting student in Canada, it makes me feel good that 
someone out there cares about the content our fine country 
Sunday, September 16th 2001 - 07:53:21 PM
Name: janette
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Comments: hey,im looking for the movie "little criminals",i can't find 
it ne where,
Thursday, August 30th 2001 - 07:30:06 AM
Name: madscreenwriter
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Comments: cool site.
Thursday, July 12th 2001 - 08:35:34 AM
Name: Aussie Lynne 
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Comments: thanks for your site.. I remember watching the TV series "Seeing Things" with my kids in Australia, when they were smaller and now they are over 20. So it was a while ago and I remember being glued to the series and looking forward to seeing the bald head of the main character Louis Del Grande.
I remember the much loved 80's Canadian TV series -called You Cant Do That on TV?- with children who got green slim tipped on themselves reguarly too
Monday, July 9th 2001 - 01:59:37 AM
Name: Arjan
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Comments: A reaction to your comment of "Summer of '45" (Non Can)
It says that "the world is dismissing Canadian as nebbishes .. but in Holland we're remembered as... super-heroes...;I don't know if that's true"
As a Dutch I Think that's quite true. We do look upon Canadian, and think of them as a friend nation. It was wierd for me and friends to see how American series like "Sliders" ridicule Canadian as barbarian.
In other ways... Holland have there own "nebbishes people" wich is Belgium. And in a counter Belgium has Holland 8).
So I think in an own way, every country has got there own "nebbish people".
Still, keep on doing the good work, Canadian due make good movies !
Tuesday, July 3rd 2001 - 05:13:43 PM
Name: nicole mckenna 
E-mail address: 611 galahad dr unit 8 
Homepage URL: http://katts and dog
Comments: hi hank is officer mckenna hi hank you at work yes hi
I glad to see you yes I do hank who hank you are very nice to me I was with you in partner with you right hank yes I am working with you with partner whole time be here with 
you alright with this hank yes okay hank why hank nothing to say to me hank you are hide on me what is it hank tell me now you be grounded for you good you not going out anymore hank or dinner and concert to you stay in with me 
in your house hank yes you are all night rest of the day hank yes you are love nicole mckenna
Thursday, June 14th 2001 - 10:11:43 AM
Name: Rachelle The Teddog
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Comments: On your Prisoners of Gravity review: Rick Green used first the pseudonym 'Enrico Gruen' when he wrote on Smith and Smith, NOT The Red Green Show. PoG's second season would have started in 1990 and The Red Green Show didn't come onto the airways until early 1991. @_@
Tuesday, June 12th 2001 - 04:35:13 PM
Name: frank passim
Comments: Charles Templeton just died. He penned the novel "The Kidnapping of the President" which was adapted to film with William Shatner in the lead role. 
Friday, June 8th 2001 - 05:39:08 AM
Name: will thomas
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Comments: russian roulette 1975 george segal plays a mountie in vancouver 
Wednesday, May 30th 2001 - 04:52:28 PM
Name: Dave 
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Comments: Hey,
I need to find Rookies starring Yannick Bisson. This is a canadian made for TV movie about a minor league hockey player. I have had no luck at all anywhere. A copy taped off of TV would be fine if anyone at all could help. Thank you.>Dave.
This is for my personal collection.Thank you.>Dave.
E-mail me directly.
Tuesday, May 29th 2001 - 03:04:47 PM
Name: Dave 
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Comments: Hey,
I need to find Rookies starring Yannick Bisson. This is a canadian made for TV movie about a minor league hockey player. I have had no luck at all anywhere. A copy taped off of TV would be fine if anyone at all could help. Thank you.>Dave.
This is for my personal collection.Thank you.>Dave.
Tuesday, May 29th 2001 - 03:04:29 PM
Name: Michel Boucher
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Comments: In The President's Analyst, James Coburn is saved from certain death by a fellow who says he's from the "Canadian Secret Service" (with a thick cockney accent).
Monday, May 28th 2001 - 01:45:25 PM
Name: will thomas
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Comments: rock hudson plays a canadian in tobruk 1967
Wednesday, May 16th 2001 - 10:15:15 AM
Name: Melody
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Comments: I love your site, It's really great. I am an american,but loves Canadian movies and your site is really great, I will add it on the links page of my Sebastian Spence Site.
Which is dedicated to a wonderful canadian actors.:)


Sunday, May 13th 2001 - 05:38:21 PM
Name: Paul Munns
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Comments: Dose any one know where I can get a copy of the 1982 movie ShockTrauma starring William Conrad,directed by Eric Till,produced by Dick Atkins. The movie is about R. Adams Cowley MD. the founder of the shock trauma center in Baltimore Maryland. I received a copy of the movie from Cindy Rivers PR Department odf the trauma center however shw was only able to tape half of the program.I've checked imdb however there is no information on its site.Please let me know if anyone has any information.
Thank You
Paul Munns
Tuesday, May 1st 2001 - 07:18:11 PM
Name: nicolemckennna
E-mail address: 611 galahad dr unit 8 
Homepage URL: http://katts and dog
Comments: hi you hank katts officer katts hi my name is nicole 
mckenna I am from oshawa hi hank you are cop like police 
officer yes thats alsome hank you are very nice you are 
hank you a cop hank yes I do you nice man hank who hank
you have house you have a son and dog hank yes you have 
hank you have hank katts yes what I know your name I saw 
you in t.v. yes I did hank what you think hank you in katts 
and dog on t.v.yes wonderful hank well I let go now I 
forgot intorduced you hank hi isnicole mckenna hi nice you
meet you hank of course love nicole mckenna 
Monday, April 30th 2001 - 09:09:20 AM
Name: James Armstrong
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Comments: Good editorial on the "Talking To Americans" special. I 
agree with everything you said, but aren't we just saying, 
"People(American or not) are stupid?". If they weren't, that 
show would not have been very funny! Love that Rick Mercer. 
Too bad Salter Street Studio was just sold to 
Atlantis/Alliance. Say good bye to creativity! Could you 
please include info on the Canadian film "Tail Lights Fade" 
the Director and writer are old school chums of mine. Keep 
up the good work.


Sunday, April 15th 2001 - 02:17:23 AM
Name: Helen Belova
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Comments: That you write about "Counterstrike" is a fatuity. Excuse 
me, but it is necessary to be drivelling idiot to write, 
this "TV series had boring characters", "dull plots" 
and "Technically the series was surprisingly inept". It is 
perfect, intelligent, active TV series, with remarkable 
actors, unusual humour, every episode has the important 
problem. I watch many detective show (European, Canadian, 
US), but it's the best and the most interesting one. It is 
surprising, this TV series was created about ten years ago, 
but still is actual and is not date technically. The actors 
had created the very interesting characters and especially 
Simon MacCorkindale. His character was magnificent. I saw 
many films, that include him and I can tell in this show 
his talent was superlative. Note, for this role he received 
a GEMINI nomination for Best Actor in a Series. BTW, also 
he was an executive production consultant here. I saw he 
made very much for this show, plots and characters.

It is bad you do not respect work of others, therefore I 
can not respect your work.

Wednesday, April 4th 2001 - 03:29:31 AM
Name: Helen Belova
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Comments: Oh yes, you had made huge work for creation this site. But 
I am sure, you had not time to see all about that write. It 
is defect of all similar descriptions. You write about that
do not know enough well.

That you write about "Poltergeist: the Legacy" is a 
nonsense. The person, who has written there are 'bland' 
actors, understands nothing in cinema. Helen Shaver is the 
perfect and very successful [Canadian] actress and 
director. Martin Cummins' LOVE COME DOWN received a total 
of 9 GENIE Award nominations, including Martin Cummins 
nomination for "Best Performance by an Actor in a 
Supporting Role", that he won. Also Helen Shaver won GENIE 
Award for "Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role" 
in Martin Cummins' WE ALL FALL DOWN. I don't want to write 
nothing about Derek de Lint. Note, he star in Academy AWARD 
Winner movie "The Assault". I maintain site for him and 
also I know the opinion of his fans about him and this 

Wednesday, April 4th 2001 - 03:17:49 AM
Name: The Masked Bookwyrm
Comments: Someone wrote saying the Guestbook wasn't working, so I 
thought I should test it again. Nope. Seems to be working 
Monday, April 2nd 2001 - 08:12:56 AM
Name: fiona jackson
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Comments: Okay I looked at yours, will you look at mine? Cheers.
Sunday, March 18th 2001 - 09:33:41 PM
Name: destiny
Comments: good site, but just a few comments:
in the robocop series, his name was Alex murphy, not Jake, 
and also, Erica Ehm's character was named Rocky, not Rusty.
and about the 3rd highlander movie "the sorcerer", have you 
ever noticed that when he goes to the airport to pick up 
his son, there's a canadian flag and it says "Bienvenue à 
Montréal" even though it's supposed to be in New York? i 
think it's New York. 
i like this site, it's cool.
Friday, March 2nd 2001 - 07:05:48 AM
Name: The Masked Movie Critic
Comments: Just testing this out and welcoming you all to our 
Friday, February 16th 2001 - 08:53:03 AM
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