This drama is based on the classic novel by W. O. Mitchell. In the story, two boys (Brian Painchaud and Douglas Junor) growing up in the Depression a small Saskatchewan town, must confront the hard facts of life as they mature.
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I felt this Depression-era coming of age story was too schmaltzy and Lifetime-cliche for my amusement. John Boorman's "Hope and Glory" which was released a decade later is what this film should have been; a historical coming of age film that is heartbreaking and realistic with a dash of laugh out loud comedy.