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Thanks for the Ride

Canada, 1983 (MIFF 1984)

Director: John Kent Harrison

Set in Ontario's cottage country, this finely crafted drama traces the events of a Saturday night when two teenage boys pick up two local girls and take them for a ride.

The turbulent emotions of their first sexual encounter are entangled with values, expectations, class differences, peer pressures and disillusionment.

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