The Boys of St. Vincent (1992) 2-disc set (Region One – Playable in US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) Beautiful picture and sound. Color. 2 disc set.
Includes: THE BOYS OF ST. VINCENT and THE BOYS OF ST. VINCENT – 15 YEARS LATER. Shown in original aspect ratio 1.33:1 Approx. TRT 186 min.
Starring: Brian Dooley, Philip Dinn, Michael Wade, Greg Thomey, Brian Dodd, Ashley Billard, Jeremy Keefe, Jonathan Lewis, Johnny Morina, Alain Goulem, Sam Grana, Maurice Podbrey, David Hewlett and Henry Czerny
Written by Sam Grana, John N. Smith and Des Walsh. Directed by John N. Smith
This realistic two-part award winning dramatization follows the desperate struggle by young residents of a Roman Catholic orphanage to escape their nightmare of physical and sexual abuse. Their cries for help go unheeded, although a concerned janitor and a no-nonsense cop wage a personal crusade to uncover the terrible truth and end the suffering. Justice does not come easily, or quickly. For many long years, Church officials, police and high government officials conspire to conceal the truth. For the victims, there is only shame and bitterness. And a deafening silence. Part two picks up the story 15 years later. At last, a government inquiry reopens the case. The victims must come face-to-face with their abusers and relive the awful past yet again. The time for silence has ended.
- Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Mini-Series (Des Walsh, John N. Smith, Sam Grana)
- Gemini Award for Best Sound in a dramatic series (Marcel Pothier, Serge Beauchemin, Hans Peter Strobl, Jérôme Décarie, Antoine Morin)
- Gemini Award for Best Performance by an actor in a Leading Role (Henry Czerny)
- Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Lise Roy)
- Gemini Award for Best Dramatic Mini-Series
- Gemini Award for Best Picture Editing in a Mini-Series (Werner Nold, André Corriveau)
- Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Mini-Series (John N. Smith)
- Bronze Medal for Best writing - International Television Programming & Promotional Award
- Bronze Medal for Best interpretation (Henry Czerny) - International Television Programming & Promotional Award
- Gold Medal for Best Direction (John N. Smith) - International Television Programming & Promotional Award
- Gold Medal for Best Drama - International Television Programming & Promotional Award
- Chris Award - Category: Best Original Fiction - International Film and Video Festival
- Rockie Award for Best Mini-Series - World Media Festival
- Grand Prize awarded to the Best Film of the Festival - World Media Festival
- Award for Best Direction (John N. Smith) - Itinerant - Umbriafiction TV
- Award for Best Actor (Henry Czerny) - Category: Miniseries - Itinerant - Umbriafiction TV
- Award for Best Writing (John N. Smith, Des Walsh, Sam Grana) - Itinerant - Umbriafiction TV