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This powerful, contemporary story by Guy Vanderhaeghe dramatizes a family in conflict. A father who despises his job as a miner hopes for a better life for his sons. Billy, the younger, understands his father's aspirations, whereas Gene mocks his father and brother, and turns to drinking and delinquency. Billy makes excuses for Gene's behaviour and takes the blame for his actions until he realizes he cannot cover up for his brother forever.

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Cages, Michael Scott, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Michael Scott
  • producer
    Seaton McLean
    Janice Platt
    Michael MacMillan
    Andy Thomson
  • executive producer
    Robert Verrall
    Michael MacMillan
  • script
    Robert Duncan
  • camera
    Andreas Poulsson
  • sound
    Don Paches
  • editing
    Lara Mazur
  • sound editing
    Lara Mazur
  • music
    Randolph Peters
  • line producer
    Gillian Richardson
  • re-recording mixer
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
    Adrian Croll
  • cast
    Steve Atkinson
    Saleem Avreshy
    Paul Boretski
    Marek Forysinski
    David Fox
    Paul McGaffey
    Chris Owens
    Elan Ross Gibson
    Kevin Smith
    Paul Whitney
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