The Sweet Hereafter

1997

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112 Min

The Sweet Hereafter

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A small Canadian town is torn apart by the appearance of an ambulance-chasing lawyer after a tragic accident involving a school bus killed many of the town's children. One key witness, however, eludes the troubled attorney: a gifted young woman confined by the tragedy to a wheelchair for the rest of her life. A morality play without the sermon from EXOTICA auteur Egoyan, based on the acclaimed novel by Russell Banks. Winner of the Grand Jury award at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.… Read More

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N/A
Released:
May 14th, 1997
Revenue:
$3,263,585.00
Country:
USA

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A controversial movie about a big shot lawyer who comes to town to get to the bottom of a tragic school bus accident. Critically praised.

The Sweet Hereafter

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A controversial movie about a big shot lawyer who comes to town to get to the bottom of a tragic school bus accident. Critically praised.

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- Donald Sutherland was originally cast as Mitchell Stephens, but had to back out and was replaced by Ian Holm at the last minute.

- CAMEO(Russell Banks): the author of the novel the movie is based on makes a cameo as the doctor ("The mind is kind") in the hospital scene with Sarah Polley.

- Was inspired by the 1989 school bus crash in Alton, Texas.

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