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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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Olive Frederickson
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Walter Reamer
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John Frederickson
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Little Olive Reamer
Donna Dobrijevic ...
Vala Reamer
Jeff Banks ...
Lewis Reamer
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Arthur Herriot
David Fox ...
Lea Goodwin
Richard W. Farrell ...
John Goodwin
Larry Reynolds ...
Auctioneer
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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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CAD 8,400,000 (estimated)
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Actor Gordon Pinsent received an 'also starring' credit. See more »

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Comes A Time
Written by Neil Young
Performed by Lacy J Dalton
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Excellent depiction of life in the far reaches of Northern Canada
24 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent movie! If you ever get the chance to see it I highly recommend it.

Ellen Burstyn's portrayal of Olive Frederickson is so good it's actually haunting. By that I mean the character will stick with you for days. Her life's experiences are quite extraordinary and will leave you thinking about them for quite a while after seeing this movie.

When you consider that it's a true story, (something I didn't know the first time I saw it until after it was over) it will move you deeply.

Buy it, rent it, borrow it or steal it. It's that good.


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