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The Pharmacist (2010 film)
Directed byChester Sit
Produced byScott McPherson, Chester Sit
Written byIndy Randhawa, Chris Craddock
StarringCorey Loranger, Anna-Maria LeMaistre, Clinton Carew, Lora Brovold, Chris Craddock
Music byDave Clarke
Edited byJackie Dzuba
Distributed byDomino Film & Television International
Release date
2010 September 26
Running time
113 minutes
CountryCanada


The Pharmacist is a Canadian comedy-drama film directed by Chester Sit.[1] The Pharmacist follows Spencer (Corey Loranger), a pharmacist who suffers from narcolepsy. Spencer begins to illegally sell narcotics, in a search for excitement. After meeting Alice (Anna-Maria LeMaistre) Spencer attempts to leave his life of crime behind him. The cast also includes Kevin Gillese, Clinton Carew, Lora Brovold, and Michelle Molineux. The Pharmacist was written by Indy Randhawa and Chris Craddock and filmed in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The film debuted at the 2010 Edmonton International Film Festival where it won the Audience Choice Award.[2] The Pharmacist made it to the big screen on April 26th, 2013 at Montreal's Cineplex Odeon Forum Cinema.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Spencer is a narcoleptic, and ever since a traumatic event occurred while he was asleep years ago, he has been afraid to live. After ten years of the same plain, repetitive life as a pharmacist, Spencer decides that life just isn’t worth living anymore. But before he gets the chance to end his life, an old friend convinces him to do something he wouldn't have ever thought to do.

Tommy deals drugs. When he heads to Spencer’s pharmacy wanting to purchase a lot of drugs, Spencer sees the opportunity to do some living – and make a lot of money. But when Spencer falls asleep unexpectedly and awakes in the Emergency Room of the hospital, he sees someone worth more than all the money in the world.

Alice is a nurse. Trying to get away from a life of drug addiction, Alice tells Spencer her dream of opening a nursery. Infatuated, Spencer decides to stop dealing and spend his newly acquired wealth to help her. Unfortunately, the act of kindness catches the attention of someone else – someone who is bad news.

Romeo is insane. And he loves money. And he is dangerous.

Suddenly, Spencer’s boring life becomes extremely complicated. Caught between the life of drugs and murder that Romeo has roped him into, and the life with Alice he longs for, Spencer only knows one thing for sure – he has something to live for now.

Cast[edit | edit source]

  • Corey Loranger as Spencer
  • Anna-Maria LeMaistre as Alice
  • Clinton Carew as Romeo Bokov
  • Lora Brovold as Jessica
  • Chris Craddock as Tommy
  • Glenn Nelson as Mr. Popovic
  • Scott McPherson as Group Counsellor
  • Michelle Molineux as Sally
  • Indy Randhawa as Manoj
  • Kristen Rasmussen as Megan
  • Kevin Gillese as Manny

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Awards and Recognition[edit | edit source]

The Pharmacist made its debut at the Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) where it was awarded the 2010 People’s Choice Award[4]. Two of the films lead actors – Corey Loranger and Anna-Maria LeMaistre - were also recognized at the festival, claiming the festival’s Rising Star award, for Actor and Actress, respectively[5].

The film found more success in 2010, taking home the title of Best Feature Film at the Nevada International Film Festival. It was nominated for the same title at the Alberta Film and Television Awards in 2011[6].

The Pharmacist currently holds a rating of 7.3/10 stars on IMDb[7].

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "The Pharmacist Official Website".
  2. Le, Kathy. "Actors ready for film festival debut". Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  3. The Pharmacist Media Kit
  4. "The Pharmacist Official Website"
  5. "Edmonton International Film Festival 2010", IMDb.
  6. "Nevada International Film Festival 2010 Winners"
  7. "The Pharmacist", IMDb.



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