Unfinished Business (1984 film)

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Unfinished Business
Directed byDon Owen
Produced byAnnette Cohen
Don Owen
Don Haig
Robert Verrall
Written byDon Owen
StarringPeter Kastner
Julie Biggs
Isabelle Mejias
Peter Spence
Music byPatricia Cullen
Norman Orenstein
CinematographyDouglas Kiefer
Edited byPeter Dale
David Nicholson
Release date
  • September 1984 (1984-09) (TIFF)
Running time
99 minutes

Unfinished Business is a 1984 Canadian drama film directed by Don Owen.[1] It is a sequel to Owen's influential 1964 film Nobody Waved Goodbye.[2]

The film stars Peter Kastner and Julie Biggs as Peter and Julie, the protagonists of the original film. Having married and settled down into adulthood following Julie's pregnancy in the original film, they have since divorced but are now coping with the emerging rebelliousness of their now 17-year-old daughter Izzy (Isabelle Mejias).[1] The cast also includes Peter Spence, Chuck Shamata, Melleny Brown and Ann-Marie MacDonald. CBC journalist Ann Medina played a reporter.


  • Isabelle Mejias as Isabelle Marks
  • Peter Spence as Jessie 'Fixit'
  • Leslie Toth as Matthew
  • Julie Biggs as Julie Marks
  • Jane Foster as Jackie
  • Melleny Melody as Larissa / Larry (credited as Melleny Brown)
  • Chuck Shamata as Carl
  • Peter Kastner as Peter Marks
  • Ann-Marie MacDonald as Paula
  • Ann Medina as TV Announcer / Newscaster
  • Marc Gomes as Cecil


The film garnered five Genie Award nominations at the 6th Genie Awards in 1985:[3]


  1. ^ a b Jay Scott, "Looking at adolescence through adult eyes". The Globe and Mail, September 7, 1984.
  2. ^ "Sequel to sixties' film Owen's comeback bid". The Globe and Mail, December 2, 1983.
  3. ^ "Bay Boy reels in 11 Genie nominations". The Globe and Mail, February 15, 1985.

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