A small mountain community in Canada is devastated when a school bus accident leaves more than a dozen of its children dead. A big-city lawyer arrives to help the survivors' and victims' families prepare a class-action suit, but his efforts only seem to push the townspeople further apart. At the same time, one teenage survivor of the accident has to reckon with the loss of innocence brought about by a different kind of damage.

  1. Atom Egoyan

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Russell Banks


Top Billed Cast

  1. Ian Holm

    Ian Holm

    Mitchell Stephens

  2. Caerthan Banks

    Zoe Stephens

  3. Sarah Polley

    Sarah Polley

    Nicole Burnell

  4. Tom McCamus

    Tom McCamus

    Sam Burnell

  5. Gabrielle Rose

    Gabrielle Rose

    Dolores Driscoll

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The Sweet Hereafter
The Sweet Hereafter


Status Released

Release Information

  • May 14, 1997


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 52m

Budget $5,000,000.00

Revenue $3,263,585.00



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