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Cold River (1982)

PG | | Adventure | March 1982 (USA)
Based on the novel Winterkill, by William Judson, Cold River is the story of an Adirondack guide who takes his young daughter and step-son on a long camping trip in the fall of 1932. When ... See full summary »

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Suzanne Weber ...
Lizzy Allison
Pat Petersen ...
Tim Hood
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Mike Allison
Robert Earl Jones ...
The Trapper
Brad Sullivan ...
Reuban Knat
Elizabeth Hubbard ...
Pauline Hood Allison
Augusta Dabney ...
Elizabeth Allison
Adam Petroski ...
Seth Bishop
David Thomas ...
Senate Chairman
Wade Barnes ...
Pompous Senator
Deborah Beck ...
Reporter
Trent Gough ...
Minister
Robert Donley ...
Pete the Guide
Tom Kubiak ...
Storekeeper (as Thomas Kubiak)
Mary Ellen Badger ...
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Based on the novel Winterkill, by William Judson, Cold River is the story of an Adirondack guide who takes his young daughter and step-son on a long camping trip in the fall of 1932. When winter strikes unexpectedly early (a natural phenomenon known as a 'winterkill' - so named because the animals are totally unprepared for a sudden, early winter, and many freeze or starve to death), a disastrous turn of events leaves the two children to find their own way home without food, or protection from the elements. Rated PG for mild violence and language. Written by John N. Daily

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Winter Nights
Lyric by Jim Wann & Michael Gibson
Music by Michael Gibson
Sung by Cass Morgan
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A Small Film that packs a punch!
6 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Granted, this film is based on the young adult novel entitled "Cold River." It's set in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York far away from New York City. It was also filmed on location as it follows a father, his young daughter Lizzie, and her stepbrother Tim as they rough it in 1923 in the woods. The story is deliverance for kids without being too gory. Although once the kids are on their own, they have to use their skills in order to survive in Adirondack Mountains. The other actors in the film include the wonderful and legendary Elizabeth Hubbard who plays mom and stepmother in the film. Even for a few minutes, she's worth watching. The kids' journey to survive is a long battle against nature and evil as well in the woods. The winter is pretty rough in upstate New York near Canada. The film director showed how brutal it can be while filming on location. Most films aren't made much in upstate New York.


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