Saint Ralph

Director Michael McGowan
Year 2004
Run Time 98min
Genre Comedy, Drama
Ralph is a fourteen year old who attends a catholic school in Hamilton, Ontario. His mom is sick, he's bullied at school, and his life isn't going so great. When Ralph discovers that he has a talent for running, he becomes convinced that he should run in the Boston Marathon. Told it would take a miracle for him to win this prestigious race, he connects the dots and decides that by winning he can also find a cure for his mom. But to pull off this seemingly impossible feat, the loner has to enlist the help of his whole community.


Michael McGowan

McGowan made his film debut as a writer, director and producer with My Dog Vincent, and directed Saint Ralph, One Week, Score: A Hockey Musical and Still Mine, which was named by TIFF as one of Canada’s Top 10 films in 2012. He recently directed TV shows Reign and Between and wrote the film The Etruscan Smile. His most recent film, All My Puny Sorrows, premiered at TIFF 2021.


Michael McGowan


Adam Butcher


Teza Lawrence, Andrea Mann, Seaton McLean, Michael Souther


Comedy, Drama



Original Language


Canadian Distributor