Thanks for the ride

Canada, 1983

Film
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This finely crafted drama, set in Ontario’s cottage country, revolves around two teenaged boys from the city who pick up two local girls on a Saturday night and take them for a ride. Based on an Alice Munro short story, Thanks for the Ride is about values and morals, expectations and broken dreams, class differences and peer pressure. It is also about the overwhelming intensity of adolescent emotions and that momentous event—the first sexual encounter. An excellent film for use in family life, values education, Canadian literature, and creative writing courses.

Credits

director

John Kent Harrison

producer

John Kramer

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:28:12:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33817

Subject categories

Adaptations

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Youth - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social structure

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social values

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Youth

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Sexual attraction

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Youth

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Youth - Canada

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Youth - Sexual behavior

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Peer pressure

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Youth

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Youth - Canada

Literature → Canadian literature - Film and video adaptations

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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