Across the River to Motor City

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Across the River to Motor City
Genre drama
mystery
Created by Denis McGrath
Robert Wertheimer
Written by Jocelyn Cornforth
Denis McGrath
Robert Wertheimer
Directed by Michael DeCarlo
Starring Sasha Roiz
David Fox
Anne Openshaw
Joe Pingue
Howard Jerome
Matthew Deslippe
Raven Dauda
Charlotte Sullivan
Composer(s) Kim Nelles
Lou Pomanti
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Production
Producer(s) Wanda Chaffey
David Devine
Bryn Garrison
Denis McGrath
Richard Mozer
Robert Wertheimer
Running time 48 minutes
Release
Original network City
Original release November 22 (2007-11-22) – December 27, 2007 (2007-12-27)
External links
Website

Across the River to Motor City is a Canadian television drama series, that aired on City stations. It debuted November 22, 2007. The series is about an insurance investigator named Ben Ford who works the border in both Detroit and Windsor. The story takes into account the shifting allegiances and ambitions that straddle the Detroit/Windsor boundary, an urban portion of the Canada/United States border.

Benjamin Ford's 30th birthday happens to fall on a fateful day: November 22, 1963, the day of the Kennedy assassination. Coincidentally, it is also the day that his flight attendant girlfriend, Katie, disappears on a flight back from Dallas.

The mystery of what happened to her, and why, consumes the life of Ben Ford; it eventually involves his adult daughter, Kathleen, when Katie's body turns up 40 years later. Family mysteries and intrigue play out against a backdrop of some of the more momentous events of recent American and Canadian history.

The six-episode series was shot in Canada in the Ontario cities of Hamilton, Toronto, and Windsor, as well as in the United States in the Michigan city of Detroit.

In April, 2008, Across The River To Motor City won a Canadian Screenwriting Award for Best Dramatic Writing for Denis McGrath and Robert Wertheimer.[1]

On August 26, 2008, Across the River to Motor City was nominated for 7 Gemini Awards, including Best Dramatic Miniseries, Best Lead Actor (David Fox) and Best Writing in a Dramatic Miniseries.[2]

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