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Ordinary Magic (1993)

When his father dies, Jeffrey (Ryan Reynolds) is sent to live with his aunt Charlotte (Glenne Headly) in Canada. Once there he leads his aunt and his friends in staging a non-violent hunger... See full summary »

Director:

Giles Walker

Writers:

Malcolm Bosse (novel), Jefferson Lewis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Ganesh / Jeffrey
Glenne Headly ... Charlotte
David Fox ... Father / Warren
Anver Jameel Anver Jameel ... Running Boy
Kamalini Selvarajan Kamalini Selvarajan ... Indian Teacher
Denavaka Hamine Denavaka Hamine ... Vani
Sillaiyoor Selvarajan Sillaiyoor Selvarajan ... Doctor
Heath Lamberts ... Mayor
Joe Roncetti Joe Roncetti ... Tom
Les Rubie Les Rubie ... Pitky
Ron White ... Rick
Mark Wilson ... Mr. Harris
Cara Pifko ... Lucy
Gerry Quigley Gerry Quigley ... Phys. Ed. Teacher
James Bulliard ... Mick
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Storyline

When his father dies, Jeffrey (Ryan Reynolds) is sent to live with his aunt Charlotte (Glenne Headly) in Canada. Once there he leads his aunt and his friends in staging a non-violent hunger strike to try to save his aunt's house from being demolished to make room for a ski resort. Written by Ellen Davis

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ganesh See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Film debut of Ryan Reynolds. See more »


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You Bring Out The Best In Me
Words and Music by Paul Anka
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Ryans' great
23 August 2005 | by timrobin-2See all my reviews

Some movies start slow in the beginning and you lose interest quite fast. Ordinary Magic kept me captivated from the get-go and reminded me of how easy it is to loose priceless memories of your home and growing up. The way Jeffery shows his compassion for his town,home and his aunt is just the beginning of what one person can do as well as making fellow residents realize large corporations will walk over you and do what is necessary to get the job done. Even if this is a movie, it does hold truth even today with Isreal and government not corporations. Every time I see Ryan Renolds I remember Ordinary Magic. (It had that much impact on me).


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