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Winter Comes Early (1971)
"Face-Off" (original title)

PG  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  12 November 1971 (Canada)
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Love story involving a Canadian professional hockey player (Billy Duke) and a hippie folk singer (Sherry Nelson). Their union is tumultuous, as both try to come to terms with their ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Armstrong ...
Billy at age 3
Eric Cryderman ...
Father
Don Allen ...
Billy at age 11
Kay Hawtrey ...
Mother
Kathryn Carlling ...
Estelle Age 3
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Billy Duke
Steve Pernie ...
Joe MacMillian
Derek Sanderson ...
Himself
Trudy Young ...
Sherry Nelson
Frank Moore ...
Barney
George Ealsom ...
Max
Robin White ...
Bud
Perry Thompson ...
Garry
Austin Willis ...
Graydon Hunter
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Fred Wares
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Love story involving a Canadian professional hockey player (Billy Duke) and a hippie folk singer (Sherry Nelson). Their union is tumultuous, as both try to come to terms with their differences in careers and lifestyles. They realize too late that they both love each other. Written by Anita Culley

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Winter Comes Early  »

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creepily effective doomed romance...
13 March 2001 | by (toronto) – See all my reviews

I always find the films of the canadian tax shelter to be sort of surreal: The snowy locations the washed out cinematography, the stilted acting...canadian gothic. This film is one of my personal faves. It is SO 70's that it almost seems from another world or dimension or something. It's really kind of haunting and poetic, with a sense of doom pervading the whole production and the ending makes little sense. Combined with the endearingly awful songs, and truly touching performance by Trudy what's her name, the viewer feels like they dreamed the movie. Very weird and strangely, cheaply beautiful...


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