The Rowdyman is a 1972 comedy film with moralistic overtones, set in Newfoundland. It was written by and starred native Newfoundlander Gordon Pinsent. The film was a commercial hit and Pinsent won the Canadian Film Award for Best Leading Actor.
|Directed by||Peter Carter|
|Produced by||Lawrence Dane|
|Written by||Gordon Pinsent|
|Music by||Ben McPeek|
|Edited by||Michael Manne|
|Distributed by||Crawley Films|
The film is about Will Cole (Pinsent). In his thirties, he doesn' take life seriously, but his antics bring pain and tragic consequences to friends and family. He is sexually liberated and has sex with a stranger (Dawn Greenhalgh) on a train and his carelessness at work causes pain for his best friend and co-worker (Frank Converse).