Hockey icon’s dad gets TV movie

Production began yesterday on Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story. The CBC TV movie is based on the best-selling book by the father of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and chronicles Gretzky senior's fight to regain his memory and his life after suffering a brain aneurysm in 1991.
Tom McCamus (The Sweet Hereafter) stars in the two-hour film. CBC publicist Christian Hasse says it's too early to determine an airdate but that if there's hockey next year, the movie will probably be programmed around that.

Production began yesterday on Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story. The CBC TV movie is based on the best-selling book by the father of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and chronicles Gretzky senior’s fight to regain his memory and his life after suffering a brain aneurysm in 1991.

Tom McCamus (The Sweet Hereafter) stars in the two-hour film. CBC publicist Christian Hasse says it’s too early to determine an airdate but that if there’s hockey next year, the movie will probably be programmed around that.