John and the Missus

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John and the Missus
Directed by Gordon Pinsent
Produced by John Hunter
Peter O'Brian
Gabriella Martinelli
S. Howard Rosen
Written by Gordon Pinsent (writer and short)
Starring Gordon Pinsent
Jackie Burroughs
Music by Michael Conway Baker
Cinematography Frank Tidy
Edited by Bruce Nyznik
Distributed by Cinema Group
Release date
  • December 10, 1986 (1986-12-10) (Canada)[1]
  • October 23, 1987 (1987-10-23) (U.S.)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

John and the Missus is a 1986 Canadian drama film. The film was directed by and starred Gordon Pinsent who wrote the screenplay from his 1974 novel of the same name.


John Munn (Pinsent) is a miner from a small Newfoundland town who gets laid off when the mine closes. Rather than leave the town for work, as everyone else has done, John sets out to save the town along with his wife The Missus (Burroughs).



  1. ^ "Ontario Film Review Board". 

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