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Release Date: November 21st, 1997

DVD Release Date: May 27th, 1998

R|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
A small mountain community in Canada is devastated when a school bus accident leaves more than a dozen of its children dead. A big-city lawyer (Ian Holm) arrives to help the survivors' and victims' families prepare a class-action suit, but his efforts only seem to push the townspeople further apart. At the same time, one teenage survivor of the accident (Sarah Polley) has to reckon with the loss of innocence brought about by a different kind of damage.

Cast: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Bruce Greenwood, Tom McCamus, Arsinée Khanjian, Alberta Watson, Gabrielle Rose, Maury Chaykin

Director: Atom Egoyan

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Small town, Touching, Emotional, Sacrifice, Daughter, 1990s, Quest, Father

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