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Winter Comes Early (1971)
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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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Sherri Lee Nelson had sung her way to the top and risked it all by falling for hockey star Billy Duke. See more »

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Hockey Nostalgia!
21 January 2009 | by (Malta) – See all my reviews

I lived in Canada for 30 years and I am still an avid hockey fan, even though I now reside in Malta. I seen 'Face Off' on CTV 'Movie of the Week' in the 70's and I still remember parts of it. The story doesn't interest me that much, but I remember most of the 1971 Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Team. This is a very nostalgic film to me simply because I really appreciate watching those Maple Leaf Stars of that era. It's a great 'Memory' film because I remember the original six teams very well, and used to travel to the Montreal Forum and the Detroit Olympia to watch the Leafs playing in those cities. In Toronto I remember when the Montreal Canadians came to play our Leafs the whole City used to be glued to the TV sets, and Maple Leaf Gardens jammed packed! Problem is that I cannot purchase a copy of this great film anywhere, whether on VHS Tape or DVD. I hear that it is still being shown on Canadian Satellite Stations. I would appreciate it greatly if anybody would provide me with information where I could get a copy of this Film. I still watch hockey in this Country via Cable on NASN Station. I would just like to see it again for the Hockey. My Canadian born son lives in England now and would like to see it too!

Thank you for your time and look forward to positive feedback. Have a good day.. Regards, Joe


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