|Directed by||Rex Bromfield|
|Distributed by||Embassy Pictures|
|Budget||$4 million (CA$)|
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.
- Glynnis O'Connor as Melanie
- Paul Sorvino as Walter
- Burton Cummings as Rick
- Trudy Young as Ronda
- Don Johnson as Carl
- Donann Cavin as Ginny
- Jamie Dick as Tyler
- Jodie Drake as Eula
- Lisa Dalbello as Marcie
- Yvonne Murray as Brandy
- Martha Gibson as Waitress
- Rocco Bellusci as Dana
- David Wills as Daryll Adrian
Roger Ebert noted that Melanie was "an uneven and sometimes frustrating but very alive movie".
- Best Performance by a Foreign Actress: Glynnis O'Connor (won)
- Best Original Song: Burton Cummings "You Saved My Soul" (won)
- Best Adapted Screenplay: Richard Paluck and Robert Guza Jr.
- After the ceremony, the Academy learned that the short story on which the screenplay was based had not been previously published, making it not an adaptation according to the rules of the award.
- Best Direction: Rex Bromfield (nominated)
- Best Supporting Actress: Trudy Young (nominated)
- Best Costume Design: Julie Ganton (nominated)
- Sound Editing: Wayne Griffin and Dennis Drummond (nominated)
- Haeseker, Fred (13 June 1980). "Cinema scene / Comedy-drama". Calgary Herald. p. D6. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
- The Canadian Press (30 July 1980). "Cummings in film". The Leader-Post. Regina. p. 63. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
- Ebert, Roger (29 March 1982). "Parallel movies handling is contrasted". Spokane Chronicle. p. 8. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
- "The Grey Fox tops Genie awards". Ottawa Citizen. 24 March 1983. p. 76.
- "Melanie adaptation Genie returned". Cinema Canada, No. 96 (May 1983). p. 12.