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Silence of the North (1981)

PG | | Drama | 23 October 1981 (USA)
Based on the biography of Olive Fredrickson, It tells of her life as a girl, then a trapper's wife and later a widow with three small children surviving under rugged pioneer conditions in ... See full summary »

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1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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John Frederickson
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Donna Dobrijevic ...
Vala Reamer
Jeff Banks ...
Lewis Reamer
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Arthur Herriot
David Fox ...
Lea Goodwin
Richard W. Farrell ...
John Goodwin
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Auctioneer
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Young Man
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Trapper
Janet Amos
Albert Angus
Ken Babb
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Based on the biography of Olive Fredrickson, It tells of her life as a girl, then a trapper's wife and later a widow with three small children surviving under rugged pioneer conditions in northern Alberta Canada from the early 1900's through to the Depression. Written by markyoloup

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A Great Adventure and a Great Love Story set against the Canadian Northwest. See more »

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Drama

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PG | See all certifications »
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23 October 1981 (USA)  »

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The Silence of the North  »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD 8,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$344,837, 25 October 1981, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,622,898
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The U.S. home video sleeve notes declared that this picture was "based on 80-year old Olive Fredrickson's autobiography". See more »

Soundtracks

Comes A Time
Written by Neil Young
Performed by Lacy J Dalton
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A heart-warming story the whole family can enjoy.
29 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this heartwarming true story about Olive Frederickson. I was very impressed with the strength and independence of the main character, Olive, as shown in Ellen Burstyn's portrayal of her. Equally impressive is Gordon Pinsent's ability to capture the simplicity and good nature of John Frederickson. This is truly a story the entire family can enjoy.


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