The Boy in Blue

The Boy in Blue (1986)

Every era has it's own kind of hero.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1986-01-17
  • User Rating: 4.6/10 from 14 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: Canada
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From 14 Ratings
5.3 44%


Ned Hanlan was Canada's most successful sculling champion at the turn of the 20th century. This dramatization of his life begins in his youth, when the wild young man is informally adopted by a gambler who promotes Ned on the sculling circuit, betting on the boy's rowing skills solely to make money off him. Later, a ruthless businessman named Knox takes over Ned's career, but when Ned realizes how dishonest Knox is, he finds another manager. Walter is an inventor and the first honest man Ned has dealt with in his career and, under Walter's guidance, Ned rises to great success in the sculling world.

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Production Jane Feinberg Casting
Production Mike Fenton Casting
Production Valorie Massalas Casting
Costume & Make-Up Renée April Assistant Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up John Hay Costume Design
Directing Charles Jarrott Director
Camera Pierre Mignot Director of Photography
Production John Kemeny Producer
Editing Rit Wallis Editor
Production Steven North Executive Producer
Writing Douglas Bowie Writer
Directing Jacques Méthé First Assistant Director
Production Stéphane Reichel Production Manager
Sound Roger Webb Music
Production Paulo De Oliveira Associate Producer
Camera Andy Chmura Camera Operator
Art William Beeton Production Design
Directing France Lachapelle Continuity
Sound Martin Ashbee Supervising Sound Editor