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The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

R 1997-11-21 (US) Drama 1h 52m
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There is no such thing as the simple truth.


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. Sarah Polley

    Sarah Polley

    Nicole Burnell

  3. Tom McCamus

    Tom McCamus

    Sam Burnell

  4. Gabrielle Rose

    Gabrielle Rose

    Dolores Driscoll

  5. Alberta Watson

    Alberta Watson

    Risa Walker

  6. Caerthan Banks

    Zoe Stephens

  7. Maury Chaykin

    Maury Chaykin

    Wendell Walker

  8. Stephanie Morgenstern

    Stephanie Morgenstern


  9. Kirsten Kieferle


  10. View More

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The Sweet Hereafter
The Sweet Hereafter

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $5,000,000.00

Revenue $7,951,247.00


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