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BREAKAWAY

(2011)
101 mins | Bullying | Family & Family Relationships | Sports |
Provincial Ratings
NewfoundlandPG
Nova ScotiaPG
P.E.I.PG
New BrunswickPG
QuebecG
OntarioPG
ManitobaPG
SaskatchewanPG
AlbertaPG
British ColumbiaPG
Northwest TerritoriesPG
NunavutPG
YukonPG

Director: Robert Lieberman

Writer(s): Noel S. Baker, Jeffrey Alan Schechter, Matt Simmons, Vinay Virmani

Star(s): Vinay Virmani, Russell Peters, Rob Lowe, Camilla Belle

Synopsis:

Rajveer Singh (Virmani) is struggling to balance the wishes of his traditional Sikh family and his own true passion for hockey. Raj and his friends play only for fun, held back by the prejudice and mockery of other teams as their turban-clad crew steps onto the ice. Enter Coach Dan Winters (Lowe) and soon the Speedy Singhs are competing in a real tournament, while Raj is falling in love with the coach’s beautiful sister, Melissa (Belle).

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About the Director

Robert Lieberman

Lieberman has been directing for almost four decades, including feature films D3: The Mighty Ducks, Fire in the Sky and Table for Five. He has won 29 Clio Awards for his extensive work in advertising and enjoys a prolific career directing such hit TV shows as Lost Girl, Republic of Doyle, Houdini & Doyle and Haven. 

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Lesson Plans Available for this title:
  • Civics - 10
  • English - 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Media - 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Social Science - 11, 12
  • World Religions - 11

Screening Language Options:
  • English Language with French Subtitles
  • English Language with French Dubbing

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