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Paperback Hero (1973)

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A hockey player in a small town begins to lose his grip on reality, and starts to believe that he is a gunslinger in the Old West.

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Rick Dylan
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Loretta
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Pov
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Joanna
Franz Russell ...
Big Ed
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Burdock
Ted Follows ...
Cagey
Linda Sorensen ...
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Les Ruby ...
Jock
Jacquie Presly ...
Marlene
Chet Robertson ...
Father
Winnie Rowles ...
Mother
Gerry Cooke ...
Noogie
John Ottenberg ...
Heavy
Linda Findlay ...
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A hockey player in a small town begins to lose his grip on reality, and starts to believe that he is a gunslinger in the Old West.

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Keir Dullea ... Elizabeth Ashley Are As Hot as Pistols! See more »

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21 September 1973 (Canada)  »

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Der Westentaschen-Cowboy  »

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CAD 500,000 (estimated)
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To help Keir Dullea and Elizabeth Ashley feel comfortable in the shower scene, where they both appear naked, director Peter Pearson took off his clothes as well, and climbed into the shower with them. See more »

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If You Could Read My Mind
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A Canadian Classic
4 November 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A little known Canadian movie about a small town hockey star that lives life thinking the world revolves around him. The nude shower scene,very risqué for it's time, is still one of the most poignant, real,raw, and honest scenes ever put to screen. Critics who felt that the movie didn't accurately depict the reality of life have never experienced life as portrayed in this movie. In fact even today there are many people who still act just like the character of Rick Dylan, a quick look into the issues that continue to occur with athletes at some US Colleges proves that. If this had been a movie made south of the border it would probably be a classic!


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