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Bayo (1985)

99 min | Drama

Sharon and her ten year old son Bayo live in Tickle Cove on the shores of Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland like generations of their family have before them. Sharon hates her life there. She dreams of moving to Toronto - where her now deceased ...See moreSharon and her ten year old son Bayo live in Tickle Cove on the shores of Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland like generations of their family have before them. Sharon hates her life there. She dreams of moving to Toronto - where her now deceased mother was from - to eke out a better life for her and Bayo. She even leaves her big black packed trunk in the middle of the foyer as a symbolic gesture that that move will soon be happening. She equally hates her fisher father, Phillip Longlan, for subjecting her and her mother to life there. Phillip, who spends most of his time on a commercial fishing boat, only provides Sharon enough money to survive but not to achieve that dream of leaving. Bayo, however, doesn't want to leave, especially leave his grandfather behind. He wants to live and die by the sea, much like his deceased father, who he never knew. Based on his grandfather's stories to him, Bayo has a fantasy of rowing across the Atlantic to Portugal. On Phillip's next visit ashore, Bayo pleads with his grandfather not to give Sharon enough money to leave. Aging Phillip's own thoughts about his immediate future and Bayo learning more about his father may have an affect on what happens in Sharon, Bayo and Phillip's collective lives. Written by Huggo See less
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Director
Writers
Mort Ransen (screenplay by) | Terry Ryan (screenplay by) | Arnie Gelbart (screenplay by) | Chipman Hall (based on the novel by: "Lightly")
Composer
Loreena McKennitt (music composed by)
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Release date
Apr 25, 1985 (Canada)

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Ed McNamara
Phillip Longlan Phillip Longlan   See fewer
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Hugh Webster
Wilf Taylor Wilf Taylor   See fewer
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Cedric Smith
Squid Hayman Squid Hayman   See fewer
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Patrick Lane
Old Hayman Old Hayman   See fewer
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Maisie Rillie
Wanda Hayman Wanda Hayman   See fewer
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Nellie Ludlow
Effie Taylor Effie Taylor   See fewer
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Jane Dingle
Mrs Merrill Mrs Merrill   See fewer
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Griffith Brewer
Bern Taylor Bern Taylor   See fewer
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Gordon Ralph
George Walsh George Walsh   See fewer
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Fred Smith
Jimmy White Jimmy White   See fewer
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Lloyd Olford
Cliff Hunt Cliff Hunt   See fewer
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Harris Lodge
Eddie Bauer Eddie Bauer   See fewer
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Philip Donovan
Percy Morgan Percy Morgan   See fewer
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Hayward Dobbin
Fisherman Fisherman   See fewer
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Thomas Legge
Priest Priest   See fewer
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William Tremblett
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Gerald Quinton
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6.9 / 10 | 39 votes