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Yesterday (1981)

 -  Drama  -  28 March 1981 (Canada)
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Love story, young soldier maimed in Vietnam, allows former girlfriend to believe he's dead to spare her anguish.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Matt Kramer
Claire Pimparé ...
Gabrielle Daneault
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Tony
Jack Wetherall ...
Moose
Jacques Godin ...
Mr. Daneault
Marthe Mercure ...
Mrs. Daneault
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Professor Saunders
Daniel Gadouas ...
Claude Daneault
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Mrs. Kramer
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Bart Kramer
Jonathan Barrett ...
Marvin
Michel Blais
John Boylan
James Bradford ...
(as Jim Bradford)
David Eisner
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During the Vietnam conflict, a young American Hockey Player, Matthew, goes to college in Canada on a scholarship. There, he meets and falls in love with a beautiful young French-Canadian coed, Gabrielle. After a stupid stunt, Matthew loses his scholarship and is faced with having to return to America where he will become eligible for the draft. His grandfather, having served in the military, encourages him to do the right thing and to do his duty. At first, Matthew is conflicted, staying in Canada but soon realizing his inability to provide adequately for Gabrielle. He enlists in the army and goes to Viet Nam. While there, Matthew's heroism costs him greatly. Gabrielle is told thru a letter that Matthew has died in Viet Nam. She is pregnant with his child, something she never got to tell him. After the child is born, Gabrielle decides to travel to America and visit Matthew's mother and grandfather to show them their new grandchild. While she is there, Gabrielle discovers that Matthew ... Written by bobbyf, Phoenix

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Great film for teenagers
12 March 2000 | by (New York State) – See all my reviews

I have been showing this film to high school students taking a film class for years. They love it because it has comedy and drama. The ending surprises them all. Great teaching tool to explain the French Speaking vs. English Speaking Canadians; the Vietnam War. I always have good discussions about the characters' problems and the choices that they made to solve these problems. Most of my students didn't even know that Quebec is a French speaking province; had no knowledge of "being drafted" or "draft dodging". Good film all around.Great theme song, also!!! We all love Claire Pimpare the lead actress!!!


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