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Histoires d'hiver (1999)

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An adult Martin Roy reminisces about his life in the 1966/67 school year. At fifteen years old and in his last year of junior high school, he breathed, ate and slept hockey. He collected ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joël Dalpé-Drapeau ...
Martin Roy
Patrick Thomas ...
Benoît
Mathieu Beaumier ...
Pete
Maude Gionet ...
Véro
Luc Guérin ...
Hervé Roy
Diane Lavallée ...
Jacqueline Roy
Denis Bouchard ...
Maurice Roy
Suzanne Champagne ...
Mademoiselle Chouinard
Cédric Pépin ...
Lachance
Robert Toupin ...
Directeur d'école
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Ron Richardson
Marc Gélinas ...
Monsieur Girouard, l'épicier
Sylvie Legault ...
Corinne
André Montmorency ...
Monsieur Gagné, le voisin
Roger Léger ...
Père de Benoît
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An adult Martin Roy reminisces about his life in the 1966/67 school year. At fifteen years old and in his last year of junior high school, he breathed, ate and slept hockey. He collected hockey cards, played street hockey with his friends, tried skating and ice hockey for the first time in his life, but was most fascinated with his local national league team, the Montréal Canadiens, and its star player, Henri Richard. He dreamed of growing up and working for the Canadiens franchise. But a more immediate goal was to get tickets to one of their games, using M. Richard and his banker father, Hervé, as possible conduits to that goal. He also remembers his school life from that year, with the arrival of pot smoking free thinking hippie Ron Richardson as the new English teacher, and dreading home room with strict Mlle. Chouinard, who he eventually learned too had a human side. But he learned that there may be a couple of things more important than hockey: family, and the opposite sex. Written by Huggo

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A tribute to friendship and to hockey! See more »

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Release Date:

26 February 1999 (Canada)  »

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Ein kanadischer Winter  »

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Budget:

CAD 2,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$33,009 (USA) (26 February 1999)

Gross:

$138,411 (USA) (5 March 1999)
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The tickets for the hockey game have the Molson Center stamp on them. However, in 1966, The Montreal Canadiens played at the Montreal Forum. The Molson Center only opened in 1996. See more »

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Referenced in Hivernam (2002) See more »

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L'ère atomique
Written by Willie Lamothe
Performed by Willie Lamothe
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I'm in love with it !
16 March 2000 | by (Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw that movie in a movie house in early 1999. I saw it three times in a week! Now that's I can have it on video tape, I surely will watch it many more times, because I'm madly in love with this film! It's very charming, moving, funny. Also, it really captures what it was to be a kid in Quebec in 1966. I know it, because I was the same age of Martin, by this time! I was also a big hockey fan - now I hate that sport! - playing in the streets, buying hockey cards when it was just to see photographes of the players (and not to become a millionnaire collector, like today). I also relate to that film, because it is very similar to my books (I'm an author). By the way, the hockey cards that Martin are showing are exactly the same ones I was buying in 1966: four cards and a gum for five cents. Great time! See this movie, you will smile!


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