The Cap (film)

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The Cap
Directed by Robert A. Duncan
Produced by Andy Thomson
Robert Verrall
Written by writer Robert A. Duncan
story Morley Callaghan
Starring Michael Ironside
Nicholas Podbrey
Music by Chris Crilly
Cinematography Andreas Poulsson
Edited by Ginny Stikeman
Distributed by WonderWorks
Release date
  • 1984 (1984)
Running time
24 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

The Cap is a 1984 Canadian short film directed and written by Robert A. Duncan. The film is based on a short story by Morley Callaghan. The film was produced by Michael MacMillan, Seaton McLean, Janice Platt Andy Thomson. The production agencies were Atlantis Films Limited and the National Film Board of Canada.


The plot centres on a young boy from Montreal named Steve (Nicholas Podbrey) who is given a baseball cap by his idol, Andre Dawson of the Montreal Expos. One day, Steve loses the cap and soon after discovers that it was found by the boy of a wealthy businessman. Steve along with his unemployed father (Michael Ironside), go to the wealthy boy's house to discuss the matter. After a long and heated debate, Steve and his father leave empty-handed.


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