Waking Up Wally

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Waking Up Wally ★★½ 2005

Innocuously-told true story based onhockey dad Walter Gretzky (McCamus),whose debilitating brain aneurysm madehim forget, among other things, his famous son Wayne's (Holden-Reid) sportsachievements. The family strugglesthrough rehabilitation as Walter's lack ofshort-term memory leads to frustration before he (and they) can accept his limitations. Based on the memoir “Walter Gretzky: On Family, Hockey and Healing.” ?m/CDVD . CA Tom McCamus, Kris Holden-Ried, Victoria Snow, Tara Spencer-Nairn, Carey Feeham; D: Dean Bennett; W: Carol Hay; C: Roger Vernon; M: Christopher Dedrick. TV