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Silence of the North (1981)

 -  Drama  -  23 October 1981 (USA)
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Credited cast:
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Olive Frederickson
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Walter Reamer
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John Frederickson
Jennifer McKinney ...
Little Olive Reamer
Donna Dobrijevic ...
Vala Reamer
Jeff Banks ...
Lewis Reamer
Colin Fox ...
Arthur Herriot
David Fox ...
Lea Goodwin
Richard W. Farrell ...
John Goodwin
Larry Reynolds ...
Auctioneer
Frank C. Turner ...
Young Man
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Trapper
Janet Amos
Albert Angus
Ken Babb
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One woman's true story of love and courage can give all people hope

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CAD 8,400,000 (estimated)
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The film made the following disclaimer during the closing credits: "All animal sequences were filmed under direct veterinary supervision. No animals were injured or destroyed". See more »

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Comes A Time
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A treasured memory.
13 February 2003 | by (Vernon, B.C.) – See all my reviews

After attending the Premier of Silence of the North, at the Town Theatre, in Vernon, B.C. July 1981, (with Olive & John Fredrickson, and the Cast & Crew,) I am still in awe of the beauty of Olives' story and the excellent production by Universal Studio and the Cast. After all these years, I found myself in tears, while watching Silence of the North, on TV last night. Olives' heart warming true life story, is a timeless recollection of the life of a truly, remarkable woman and her family. We all miss our dear friends, Olive & John Fredrickson, so very much. This movie lets us visit with them one more time and brings back so many treasured memories.Vi ses senare, Olive & John...........


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