The Crow Road (1996)

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Director Gavin Miller adapts Scottish author Iain Banks' novel about a troubled young man striving to unearth the secrets of his family past while simultaneously sleuthing to find out what fate really befell his long-missing uncle. Prentice McHoan (Joseph McFadden) is an emotionally confused and self-destructive boy from a family that seems particularly prone to premature death. He resents his father (Bill Paterson), is deeply jealous of his handsome and witty brother, and harbors a secret crush on his pretty cousin. Six years ago, Prentice's uncle Rory went missing without a trace. While some believe Rory is simply wandering, others -- such as Prentice's mother -- suspect that he has in fact died. Though Prentice at first views his father's atheistic apathy toward the situation as a hindrance, he gradually discovers that there may be some merit to the older and wiser man's mindset. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
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NR
Genre:
Drama
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Cast

Dougray Scott
as Lewis McHoan
Peter Capaldi
as Rory McHoan
David Robb
as Fergus Urvill
Paul Young
as Hamish McHoan
Bill Paterson
as Kenneth McHoan
Joseph McFadden
as Prentice McHoan
Valerie Edmond
as Ashley Watt
Alex Norton
as Lachlan Watt
Simone Bendix
as Verity Walker
Stella Gonet
as Fiona Urvill
Claire Nielson
as Antonia McHoan
Elizabeth Sinclair
as Mary McHoan
Gudrun Ure
as Margo McHoan
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