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Angel Square

Directed by Anne Wheeler
Canada, 1991 (fiction, 106 minutes, colour, English)
Also known as "Angel Street", "The Comic Book Christmas Caper", "Tommy - Der Träumer"
Angel Square
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"Truth, loyalty and friendship are at stake and the battleground is Angel Square, a place that brings thrill and terror to the hearts of rival gangs engaged in mitt to mitt combats. Set in 1948, the story begins with a tragic attack on Tommy Doyle's best friend's father. Guided by an overwhelming sense of justice, Tommy sets out to snare the perpetrator with the help of his loyal friends. Officer Ozzie O'Driscoll is a local policeman who moonlights as Santa Claus, and has too little time to investigate the crime. A family mystery adventure about a boy whose courage, imagination and comic book hero, The Mystic, help him bring justice and romance to Angel Square. Based on the book by Brian Doyle."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: James Defelice, Anne Wheeler
Based on: Angel Square, a novel by Brian Doyle
Produced by: Tony Allard, Arvi Liimatainen
Principal Cast: Jeremy Radick, Ned Beatty, Nicola Cavendish, Jordan Singer, Sarah Meyette, Guillaume Lemay Thivierge, Leon Pownall, Michel Barrette, Stefane Gaudry, Brian Dooley
Cinematography: Tobias Schliessler
Film Editing: Lenka Svab, Peter Svab
Music: George Blondheim
Production Company: Wheeler-Hendren, Western International, Rendez-vous, National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
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Quote by the Director [in French]

"J'ai toujours eu la réputation de faire paraître vrais et naturels les enfants qui figurent dans mes films. D'ailleurs, depuis Loyalties qui marque mes débuts dans le long métrage, je me suis toujours débrouillée pour qu'il y ait des enfants. La différence, cette fois, c'est qu'ils sont en vedette."
-- Anne Wheeler (source)

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