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Winter People (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  14 April 1989 (USA)
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A young widower moves with his daughter into a North Carolina mountain town in 1934. He quickly takes up with a young woman with an illegitimate baby. First he must prove himself to her ... See full summary »

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Wayland Jackson
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Collie Wright
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William Wright
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Drury Campbell
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Cole Campbell
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Young Wright
Lanny Flaherty ...
Gudger Wright
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Annie Wright
Amelia Burnette ...
Paula Jackson
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Bill Gribble ...
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Harmon Campbell
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Margaret Campbell (as Walker Averitt)
Dashiell Coleman ...
Jonathan Wright
Barbara Freeman ...
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A young widower moves with his daughter into a North Carolina mountain town in 1934. He quickly takes up with a young woman with an illegitimate baby. First he must prove himself to her father and her three brothers. He does so first by joining them on a bear hunt and then by designing a clock tower for the small community. Trouble comes when it is revealed that the baby's father is the demented son of a mean clan across the river and they mean to take the child back. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A passion so strong it kills.

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14 April 1989 (USA)  »

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Winter People - Wie ein Blatt im Wind  »

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The Greatest Movie Hollywood has Ever Churned Out
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If only I could live with those clans from that small quaint valley. This film takes me back to a time and lifestyle that some of my ancestors may have experienced. I would have passed the time hunting bears and growing crops. The complex Christian symbolism woven throughout the movie makes it a must see for all of mankind. You will never find better acting or scenery in any film. If you have time to see one movie before you taking the big dirt nap you should watch this drama.


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