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Goin Down the Road

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Any Canadian who has left home for Toronto can identify with this movie. The main characters, Peter and Joey, strike out from Nova Scotia in search of dreams in the big city. But as in any classic road movie, things never seem to work out as planned. Peter and Joey would serve as the models for countless characters in Canadian culture, including Bob and Doug McKenzie. Shot on 16mm for less than $90,000, Goin' Down the Road is a brilliant piece of neorealism.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Canadian classic Nov. 8 2009
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I first watched this movie back in 1973 on cbc and it always stuck in my mind.Fast forward to 1989 finally got to see this great Canadian movie again. This time i recorded it on my vcr and kept it for many years. Now my old vhs tape has seen its better days so i finally got a hold of the dvd release.What can i say about this movie, great characters, made on a shoestring budget, great story about two maritimers going to Toronto to live their dreams of a better life only to find that life in T.O. is not what they expected.Going down the road ranks up there with any Hollywood classic. "Fancy color tv and not a pot to piss in"
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By Mary
This is a Canadian movie made in the 1970's on a shoestring budget of $90,000.00 on 16 mm. It's not the greatest quality film but it's good enough. The movie is in black and white and seems to fit the story. Two small town guys from Nova Scotia drive in an old car that's seen better days to see what life is like in the big city so mover to Toronto in the 1970's. The movie is about their experiences in the big city and the problems they have along the way. Life in the big city isn't what they expected. If you lived in Toronto in the 1979's you will recognize a lot of landmarks of the time such as Sniderman Records on Yonge St. and other parts of the city. The acting is good. I enjoyed the movie. Its realism and could be the story of anybody moving from a small town in the 1970's to the big city.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Small World March 3 2006
During the summer of 1970, I was teaching at the U of T. I read a review of this movie and learned that its world premiere was on at the New Yorker on Yonge Street. My wife and I went ot see it and enjoyed it. When we came out, Paul Bradley and a friend of his were at the box office trying to persuade the cashier to let them in free. Paul appealed to me for help and I was happy to confirm that he was one of the stars. Sure enough, He and his friend were admitted. This was hardly a Hollywood-style celebrity!
The movie and the DVD are great. My own enjoyment of it was enhanced by the memoies of that hot Toronto summer night of July, 1970.
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome Jan. 31 2014
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This is an awesome movie,I love it.It is so true. That is what everyone was doing trying to make it in the big city.
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