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In this finely crafted Canadian character study, filled with light comic touches, Graham (Kim Coates) is an out of work symphony violinist. About the only job he can find is playing the bass fiddle with the Harmony Cats, a just-barely making it country band, led by Frank Hay (Jim Byrnes). Graham is not the only non-fan of country music in the outfit. For instance, their drummer, Reg, is a loyal jazz afficianado, and their guitarist greatly prefers heavy metal. They are kept on track and on schedule by Alma, who alternately bullies and mothers the band members. Graham's girlfriend goes ballistic when she discovers that the band will be traveling with Frank's daughter Debbie (Lisa Brokop) as a featured singer. Graham is growing just a little too fond of the girl for her comfort, although this is usually expressed as appreciation for her musical gifts. Those same gifts are also appreciated by a Nashville producer (played by country great Hoyt Axton). ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi


Awarded by
Genie Awards Lynne Stopkewich Best Art Direction/Production Design 1993 Nominee
Genie Awards Philip Linzey Best Cinematography 1993 Nominee
Genie Awards Shane Shemko Best Sound Editing 1993 Nominee
Genie Awards Sharon Fedoruk Best Costume Design 1993 Nominee
Genie Awards Bill Sheppard Best Sound 1993 Nominee
Genie Awards Cam Wagner Best Sound Editing 1993 Nominee
Genie Awards Charlene Fernetz Best Supporting Actress 1993 Nominee
Genie Awards Daryl Powell Best Sound 1993 Nominee
Genie Awards Dean Giammarco Best Sound 1993 Nominee
Genie Awards Debra Rurak Best Editing 1993 Nominee
Genie Awards Alison Grace Best Sound Editing 1993 Nominee


Kim Coates
as Graham Braithwaite
Hoyt Axton
as Bill Stratton
Charlene Fernetz
as Jane Pitkeithly
Beverley Elliott
as Alma Williams
Byron Lucas
as Alan Sampson
Dave "Squatch" Ward
as Rocky
Tamsin Kelsey
as Sandra
David Longworth
as Cowboy
Lisa Brokop
as Debbie
Alex Diakun
as Art Kale
Stephen Dimopoulos
as Eddie
John Mann
as Street Musician
James Kidnie
as Lazlo
Constance Barnes
as Audrey Stalker
Mark Ferris
as Violin Solist
Eli Gabay
as Hotel Manager
Blu Mankuma
as Clive Taylor


Sandy Wilson
Alan Morinis
Richard Davis
Philip Linzey
Graeme Coleman
Composer (Music Score)
Debra Rurak
Lynne Stopkewich
Production Designer
Eric Mcnab
Art Director
Terry Lewis
Set Designer
Sharon Fedoruk
Costume Designer
Dean Giammarco
Sound/Sound Designer
Bill Sheppard
Sound/Sound Designer
Daryl Powell
Sound/Sound Designer
Cam Wagner
Sound Editor
Alison Grace
Sound Editor
Shane Shemko
Sound Editor