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The Agony of Jimmy Quinlan ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB525450
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Robert Duncan, Janice Brown, Andy Thomson, Peter Katadotis
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Abuse, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, Health and Medicine, Social Issues, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1978
Running Time:  27:05


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Jimmy Quinlan is a derelict, one of some five thousand men and women who have abandoned their jobs and families to live in the streets and alleys in Montréal. This film, a powerful portrayal of life on skid row, tells of his 'agonies'--his attempt to get off the bottle. It's something he's tried before, and will probably have to try again.

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