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      The Boy in Blue

      R Released Jan 17, 1986 1h 38m Biography List
      Reviews 43% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Based on a real-life story, this drama follows Ned Hanlan (Nicolas Cage), a Canadian competitive rowing champion. Though Ned is a trouble-prone young man, his fierce determination makes him a formidable athlete. Ned eventually receives support from the wealthy but unscrupulous Knox (Christopher Plummer), who nurtures his talent for his own gain. Although Ned tires of Knox's methods, he falls for the businessman's lovely niece, Margaret (Cynthia Dale), which complicates matters. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member una pelicula con buena enseƱansa y perpectiva para la vida Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Pretty watchable film. It could be sappy sometimes, but still much better than the trashy stuff Nicolas Cage has been doing in recent years. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review camille l Sympathique film de sport sur la modernisation des techniques d'aviron, The Boy in Blue n'est rien de plus qu'un vehicule pour la star naissante Nicolas Cage, encore une fois excellent dans le role d'un chien fou canadien. Dommage que la mise en scene soit aussi impersonnelle et que le score de Roger Webb, le compositeur des Monty Python, soit aussi inaudible pour toute personne allergique aux synthes 80's. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Okay film, but let's get right the facts. The score is childish, almost sounds like the score used on your average episode of He-Man!!! The acting is bad: even Cage and Plummer come off as awful. It looks like it was filmed by a High School film class; very generic looking. While the film is rated R, it really isn't at all violent and no language as far as I can remember, just the two leading ladies Dale and Melody Anderson show some skin, but I think this would easily be PG-13 today, so don't think the movie warrants the rating. I guess it's kind of interesting learning how crazy these sport was back then, not that it's very good, but how much behind the scenes gambling went along with it. It's fun to see Cage in an early role, and the film itself is never boring, it just looks very cheap. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member This little know Canadian production has plenty of cheese but it also has plenty of enjoyable moments. The plot is predictable but the movie does make you cheer for the main character. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Doubt many people have come across this one- I only found it as I was going through all of Nicolas Cage's movies. I was pleasantly surprised with this one. If this came on my TV, I'd happily watch it. It's a pretty typical biopic here and it certainly has the made-for-TV feel but Cage is good in this and the script is good too- there's some funny moments and your typical sports movie action. This one deserves some more attention I think. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Based on a real-life story, this drama follows Ned Hanlan (Nicolas Cage), a Canadian competitive rowing champion. Though Ned is a trouble-prone young man, his fierce determination makes him a formidable athlete. Ned eventually receives support from the wealthy but unscrupulous Knox (Christopher Plummer), who nurtures his talent for his own gain. Although Ned tires of Knox's methods, he falls for the businessman's lovely niece, Margaret (Cynthia Dale), which complicates matters.
      Director
      Charles Jarrott
      Producer
      John Kemeny
      Screenwriter
      Douglas Bowie
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 17, 1986, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Feb 7, 2006
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $235.9K
      Runtime
      1h 38m