The Agony of Jimmy Quinlan

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  • 27 min 7 s

This short documentary follows Jimmy Quinlan, one of the estimated 5000 men and women who lived in the streets and alleys of Montreal in the late 1970s. The film casts a harsh light on the realities of life on the street, as Jimmy battles his addictions; sobriety is a goal he's tried to achieve before and will probably have to try again. In and out of shelters, Jimmy's life is anything but stable, but his unique personality shines through in this affecting portrait.

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Comments

  • Migeycan

    “They all have such Irish second names.” — Migeycan, 8 Apr 2014

  • sixam

    “He's 38? He looks more like 68. Where do they get money for cigarettes?” — sixam, 10 Feb 2014

  • Brents@eastlink.ca

    “The problem of alcohol has been around since time began..It seems may of these guys were from the Maritimes..I wonder what took them to Montreal? Overall a very good documentary.I hope they keep it around..” — Brents@eastlink.ca, 5 Jun 2010

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Film Credits

producer
Robert Duncan
script
Robert Duncan
editing
Robert Duncan
producer
Janice Brown
script
Janice Brown
editing
Janice Brown
producer
Andy Thomson
script
Andy Thomson
editing
Andy Thomson
photography
Rodney Gibbons
sound
Donald Cohen
sound editing
Abbey Jack Neidik
re-recording
Michel Descombes
narrator
Earl Pennington

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