Hounds of Notre Dame (1980)

  |  Comedy, Drama

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It's the winter of 1940. Father Athol Murray - "Pere" to most that know him - is an opinionated, chain-smoking, hard drinking parish priest at Notre Dame College in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. ... See full summary »



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Zale Dalen


Ken Mitchell (original screenplay)

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22 July 2000 | bjgaines
| Terrific little film--must-see for Canadians
This story about the fiercely conservative, hockey-living priest Athol Murray is Canada's answer to American Graffiti. AG captures a slice of early 1960s life in the US with a surreal 24 hours of cruising, rock and roll, and teenage coming-of-age. HOND charts a 24-hour slice of life at an impoverished boarding school on the Canadian prairies in the war years (1940s). It is every bit as poignant as AG, though, suitably for a Canadian film, much quieter and easily overlooked.

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Comedy | Drama

Box Office


CAD1,200,000 (estimated)

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