The Bay Boy
The Bay Boy is a 1984 Canadian drama film. It is a semi-autobiographical film based on director Daniel Petrie's experiences of growing up in Glace Bay, a mining town on Cape Breton Island, during the Great Depression. It features the screen debut of Kiefer Sutherland as the film's central character, alongside Liv Ullmann as his character's mother.
In 1937, Donald Campbell (Kiefer Sutherland) is a sensitive 16-year-old boy coming of age in a dark and uncertain time for both his community and life. His mother (Liv Ullmann) wants him to continue his education after high school and become a priest, but Donald is more interested in girls than prayerbooks. He is also frightened after a visiting priest attempts to molest him.
|award||Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Motion Picture|
|keywords||arrest attempted murder bootleg mining bootleg pit chief of police child abuse coming of age disabled help kill leah pinsent older brother police sergeant shoot|
|producer||Denis Héroux John Kemeny|
|theme||biographical high school|