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The Boys of St. Vincent

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This realistic two-part 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.

1992, 92 min 20 s

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Gemini Award for Best Picture Editing in a Mini-Series (Werner Nold, André Corriveau)
Gemini Awards
March 4 to 6 1994, Toronto - Canada

Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Mini-Series (Des Walsh, John N. Smith, Sam Grana)
Gemini Awards
March 4 to 6 1994, Toronto - Canada

Gemini Award for Best Sound in a dramatic series (Marcel Pothier, Serge Beauchemin, Hans Peter Strobl, Jérôme Décarie, Antoine Morin)
Gemini Awards
March 4 to 6 1994, Toronto - Canada

Gemini Award for Best Performance by an actor in a Leading Role (Henry Czerny)
Gemini Awards
March 4 to 6 1994, Toronto - Canada

Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Lise Roy)
Gemini Awards
March 4 to 6 1994, Toronto - Canada

Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Mini-Series (John N. Smith)
Gemini Awards
March 4 to 6 1994, Toronto - Canada

Gemini Award for Best Dramatic Mini-Series
Gemini Awards
March 4 to 6 1994, Toronto - Canada

Bronze Medal for Best writing
International Television Programming & Promotional Award Ceremony
January 14 1994, New York - USA

Bronze Medal for Best interpretation (Henry Czerny)
International Television Programming & Promotional Award Ceremony
January 14 1994, New York - USA

Gold Medal for Best Direction (John N. Smith)
International Television Programming & Promotional Award Ceremony
January 14 1994, New York - USA

Gold Medal for Best Drama
International Television Programming & Promotional Award Ceremony
January 14 1994, New York - USA

Chris Award - Category: Best Original Fiction
International Film and Video Festival
October 26 to 28 1993, Columbus - USA

Rockie Award for Best Mini-Series
World Media Festival
June 6 to 12 1993, Banff - Canada

Grand Prize awarded to the Best Film of the Festival
World Media Festival
June 6 to 12 1993, Banff - Canada

Award for Best Direction (John N. Smith)
Itinerant - Umbriafiction TV
April 21 to May 2 1993, Gubbio - Italy

Award for Best Actor (Henry Czerny) - Category: Miniseries
Itinerant - Umbriafiction TV
April 21 to May 2 1993, Gubbio - Italy

Award for Best Writing (John N. Smith, Des Walsh, Sam Grana)
Itinerant - Umbriafiction TV
April 21 to May 2 1993, Gubbio - Italy

Golden Monitor - Best non-european mini-series
Itinerant - Umbriafiction TV
April 21 to May 2 1993, Gubbio - Italy

Grand FIPA d'Or Cannes 1993 for the Best Production
International Audiovisual Programme Festival / (FIPA)
January 12 to 17 1993, Cannes - France

Grand FIPA d'Or Cannes 1993 for the Best Actor (Henry Czerny) - Category: Series and Serials
International Audiovisual Programme Festival / (FIPA)
January 12 to 17 1993, Cannes - France