Il était une fois les boys (When We Were Boys)

Director: Richard Goudreau Year: 2013 Run Time: 106min
Il était une fois les boys (When We Were Boys) (2013)

In French Canada and abroad, the series of films spawned from Les Boys is both beloved by audiences and box offices alike. But the title garçons in Les Boys are hardly young dudes at all — they’re grown men!

In this original, fun and hilarious prequel set in 1965, we find Les Boys as they originally were: hardy teenagers. Dreaming of victory in the Holiday tournament, the team is on Christmas vacation, but it’s anything but a restful experience: they have goals to make and trophies to win.

Full of wonderful highs and lows that evoke the rollercoaster experience of adolescence, When We Were Boys is a rare thing in cinema: a terrific and successful prequel.


Richard Goudreau


Richard Goudreau


Michel Gauthier, Richard Goudreau, André Rouleau


Simon Pigeon, Derek Poissant, Maxime Desjardins-Tremblay, Samuel Gauthier


Comedy, Sports






Il était une fois les boys is filmed and set in Quebec. Richard Goudreau is from Quebec.

Ratings by Province:

NR Alberta
NR British Columbia
PG Manitoba
PG New Brunswick
PG Newfoundland and Labrador
PG Nova Scotia
NR Northwest Territories
NR Nunavut
14A Ontario
PG Prince Edward Island
G Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon