Four aka “Four Extraordinary Woman” (2006)

A man named John comes into contact with four breast cancer sufferers: his mother, his childhood nanny, his sister and his wife.

Genre – Drama

Director(s) – Gail Harvey

Writer(s) – John W. Anderson and Peter Biegen

Cast – Lindsay Wagner, George Stults, Laura Harris, Katie Boland and Joely Collins

Blue Rider’s Role – Arranged advance financing against international sales

Distributor(s) – Ambitious Entertainment (worldwide TV), MIB (German DVD)

Release Date – 2006

Synopsis – John’s mother was diagnosed, then his nanny. After that, his sister. And finally, his wife. This is the unbelievable (and unbelievably poignant) tale, inspired by actual events, of four courageous women who battled breast cancer–and about the man who loved them all.

Release data:
Aired in U.S. on Lifetime cable in October 2006. Came out on German DVD in 2008.

User Ratings:
As of Feb. 26, 2009, 62.5% of the 40 people who rated the film at the Internet Movie Database gave it thumbs-up–with 35.0% rating it a perfect 10. The demographic groups that liked it best were people 17 and younger (who rated it 10 out of 10), women 45 and older (9.8) and women 18-29 (8.0).

Major Cast and Crew Awards and Credits:
Directed by Gail Harvey (winner of the 2006 Canadian Best Television Movie award for Terry; she directed 15 TV or cinema movies, including Striking Poses, Cold Sweat, Paradise Falls, Metropia and This is Wonderland; she has worked on 57 other films and TV projects, including Murder at 1600, Suspect, Clan of the Cave Bear, The Safety of Objects and Dash and Lilly.

Written by Peter Biegen (The Last Lullabye) and John W. Anderson (debut)

Stars: Lindsay Wagner (won Best Actress Emmy and a TV Land award for The Bionic Woman, earned five other award nominations for that series and Alfred Hitchcock Presents; appeared in Ricochet, Nighthawks, The Paper Chase, High Risk, Frog and Wombat, Princess Daisy and 69 other films and TV projects); George Stults (won 2003 Breakout TV Star Teen Choice Award for 7th Heaven; also appeared in Night Skies, Snowman’s Pass and Hydra); Laura Harris (won Florida Film Critics Circle award for A Mighty Wind; four other award nominations for that film, 24, The Faculty and Hillside; appeared in Suicide Kings, Severance, Habitat, Kitchen Party, Dead Like Me, Women’s Murder Club and 40 other films and TV projects); Katie Boland (won 2002 Young Artist Award for Salem Witch Trials; four other nominations for Mount Pleasant, The Zack Files, Some Things That Stay and The Man Who Lost Himself; also appeared in The Life Before This, Guilty Hearts, One True Love and The Third Twin)and Joely Collins (won a2004 Vancouver Film Festival Award and a 2005 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess, as well as a 1996 Best Actress Gemini Award for Madison; she also appeared in The Final Cut, Hideaway, Ill Fated, Diamond Girl, Deadly Sins and Annie O).

Cast also includes: Serge Houde (The Score, The Jackal, Hidden Agenda, Paycheck, Look Who’s Talking Now, Into the West, Maurice Richard, Taken, Largo Winch and 83 other movies and TV projects); Peter Kelamis (won a 2006 Gemini Award as Best Screenwriter for 21st Annual Gemini Awards; was nominated for A Video Premiere Award for Barbie in the Nutcracker; appeared in Happy Gilmore, Best in Show, Miracle, Dragon Ball Z, Class of the Titans and 80 other films and TV projects); Mylene Dinh-Robic (Da Vinci’s City Hall, L’Oiseau Mort, Judicial Indiscretion and Mount Pleasant); Ingrid Nilson (Falling Angels, Incredible Story Studio and; Darcy Cadman (The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Home By Christmas, Judicial Indiscretion); Laurie Bekker (The Proposal, Beautiful Joe, Screwed) and Catherine Lough Haggquist (Paycheck, Alone in the Dark, Life or Something Like It, Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleased, Highlander, Dark Angel and 42 other movies and TV projects).

Executive Producers: Charles M. Fries (The Martian Chronicles, Progeny, Canes, Veiled Truth and To Have and To Hold); Stan Kamens (Blood Ties, Deck the Halls, Her Fatal Flaw and 31 other movies and TV projects)and Kirk Shaw (nominated for 2006 Best Documentary Leo Award for Secret Files of the Inquisition; also produced Canes, Alien Agent, Pursued, Numb, Blood Ties, Blonde and Blonder, Shock to the System, Painkiller Jane and 92 other movies and TV projects).

Original Music by Peter Allen (won 2003 Leo Award for Flower & Garnet; nominated for seven other major Canadian awards for The Score, Casanova at Fifty, 11:11, A Twist of Faith and The Barber; also scored Ripper, Cyborg 2, Shock to the System, Hell Mountain, Breaking Ranks and 51 other movies and TV projects).

Cinematography by Peter Benison (won two Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards for Whispers and Captain Power: The Beginning; six other top Canadian award noms for Thunder Point, Bullet to Beijing, Rapture, Street Legal, The Dance Goes On and Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future; also shot Home Alone 4, Meatballs III: Summer Job, The Twilight Zone, My Secret Identity, A Broken Life and 51 other movies and TV projects).

Film Editing by Ness Broom (Dark Storm, Presumed Dead, Chasing Christmas, Too Cool for Christmas).

Production Design by Renee Read (Lesser Evil, Not My Life, His and Her Christmas, L’Oiseau Mort, I Know What I Saw, Ogre).

Costume Design by Farnaz Khaki-Sadigh (Canes, Smokejumpers, The Haunting of Sorority Row, Not My Life).

Special Effects Coordinator: John Sleep (The Beachcombers, The Long Weekend, Juno, Seed, Edison).

Visual Effects by: Angus Laing (Canes, Thralls, Pursued, Deep Evil) and Jon Shaw (Numb, To Have and To Hold, Sisters, Zolar).

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