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Getting Married in Buffalo Jump (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie April 1990
Sophie Ware is a musician who returns to run the family farm after her father's death. She struggles with the operation and is surprised by an offer of assistance from Alex, the farm's ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sophie Ware
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Alex Bresnyachuk
Marion Gilsenan ...
Vera Ware
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Eleanor
Murray Cruchley ...
Robert Marcovich
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Annie
Diane Gordon ...
Momma Bresnyachuk
Ivan Horsky ...
Poppa Bresnyachuk
Florence Paterson ...
Irene McCallum
Alexander Brown ...
Bennie
Andy Maton ...
Walter
Kirk Grayson ...
Dance teacher
Kent McNeill ...
Luke Bresnyachuk
Lesley Schatz ...
Country Singer
J.C. Roberts ...
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Sophie Ware is a musician who returns to run the family farm after her father's death. She struggles with the operation and is surprised by an offer of assistance from Alex, the farm's handyman: a marriage of convenience between the two to keep the farm afloat. Written by Anonymous

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Buffalo Jump  »

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Eleanor: Kind of makes you think of the old girl stuck in the shack waiting for her man to come home. She's lighting her little lamp - nobody to talk to but entirely unfashionable rats.
Sophie: There are no rats in Alberta.
Eleanor: Ah, no, any man who sticks a woman out here is definitely a rat!
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Lock, Stock and Teardrop
Music and Lyrics by Roger Miller
Performed by k.d. lang
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Sweet, unique, great scenery, and Crewson and Gross just getting started
29 November 2004 | by (Calgary, AB) – See all my reviews

I loved a lot of things about this movie -- the setting close to home in the outstanding Alberta foothills, Paul Gross much younger then expected, the tender romance, the fairly unique plot, the notion of people trying to be good and not always succeeding. The Scottish vs. Ukranian prarie stereotypes. It's a good movie and there are lots of reasons to rent it.

It wasn't a great movie though -- a little too slow moving, production quality (at least on the DVD) is obviously made-for-TV, and the soundtrack was completely absent too often, and when it did show up it was too sappy. I would have preferred tighter edits, and less gratuitous cinematography (especially on video, which can't really do the Alberta ranchlands justice).

I'll stop short of calling for less gratuitous scenes of a semi-clad muscular Paul Gross working on the ranch, as I'm sure at least half of you will enjoy that.

It's a must-rent for anyone from Canadian Prarie Ranch Stock.

It reminds me a little bit of "The Hired Hand", but without the violence, without the hard edge, a sweeter romance, and I think better overall (sorry Mr. Fonda).

Doesn't begin to compare with "Bye Bye Blues" though.


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