Melanie (film)

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Directed by Rex Bromfield
Starring Glynnis O'Connor
Burton Cummings
Don Johnson
Paul Sorvino
Music by Paul Zaza
Burton Cummings
Distributed by Embassy Pictures
Release date
  • 1982 (1982) (Canada)
Running time
104 minutes
Country Canada
Language English
Budget $4 million (CA$)[1]

Melanie is a 1982 Canadian film starring Glynnis O'Connor, Burton Cummings and Don Johnson.

Plot summary[edit]

Melanie travels to Los Angeles in an effort to regain custody of her son from her ex-husband, Carl. Her illiteracy poses a major obstacle. She meets Rick, a faded musician, with whom she develops a relationship.



Filming began in Toronto on 2 June 1980.[1] Additional filming was conducted in Los Angeles.[2]


Roger Ebert noted that Melanie was "an uneven and sometimes frustrating but very alive movie".[3]


Melanie earned seven nominations for the 4th Genie Awards:[4]


  1. ^ a b Haeseker, Fred (13 June 1980). "Cinema scene / Comedy-drama". Calgary Herald. p. D6. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  2. ^ The Canadian Press (30 July 1980). "Cummings in film". The Leader-Post. Regina. p. 63. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Ebert, Roger (29 March 1982). "Parallel movies handling is contrasted". Spokane Chronicle. p. 8. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Grey Fox tops Genie awards". Ottawa Citizen. 24 March 1983. p. 76. 
  5. ^ "Melanie adaptation Genie returned". Cinema Canada, No. 96 (May 1983). p. 12.

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