Ordinary Magic

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Ordinary Magic
Directed by Giles Walker
Produced by Paul Stephens
Written by Jefferson Lewis
Malcolm Bosse (Novel-Ganesh)
Starring Glenne Headly
David Fox
Paul Anka
Anver Jameel
Kamalini Selvarajan
Ryan Reynolds
Music by Mychael Danna
Cinematography Paul Sarossy
Edited by Ralph Brunjes
Release dates
1993 (1993)
Running time
103 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Ordinary Magic is a 1993 Canadian film about a boy who is raised in India by his father. The story is based on a novel by Malcolm Bosse with Canada substituting in the film for the book's Midwestern USA location.


When his father dies, Ganesh / Jeffrey (Ryan Reynolds), is sent to live with his Aunt Charlotte (Glenne Headly) in Canada. He leads his aunt and his friends in staging a satyagraha, a non-violent hunger strike/protest, to try to save his aunt's house from being demolished to make room for a ski resort.


Actor Role
Ryan Reynolds Ganesh / Jeffrey
Glenne Headly Charlotte
Paul Anka Joey Dean
Cara Pifko Lucy
David Fox Father / Warren
J. Winston Carroll Billy / Police Chief
Mark Wilson Mr. Harris
Denawaka Hamine Vani
Henry Jayasena Priest

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