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Winter Comes Early (1971)

Face-Off (original title)
Love story involving a Canadian professional hockey player (Billy Duke) and a hippie folk singer (Sherry Nelson). Their union is tumultuous, as both try to come to terms with their ... See full summary »

Director:

George McCowan

Writer:

George Robertson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Armstrong Bruce Armstrong ... Billy at age 3
Eric Cryderman Eric Cryderman ... Father
Don Allen Don Allen ... Billy at age 11
Kay Hawtrey ... Mother
Kathryn Carlling Kathryn Carlling ... Estelle Age 3
Art Hindle ... Billy Duke
Steve Pernie Steve Pernie ... Joe MacMillian
Derek Sanderson Derek Sanderson ... Himself
Trudy Young Trudy Young ... Sherry Nelson
Frank Moore ... Barney
George Ealsom George Ealsom ... Max
Robin White Robin White ... Bud
Perry Thompson Perry Thompson ... Garry
Austin Willis Austin Willis ... Graydon Hunter
John Vernon ... Fred Wares
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Storyline

Love story involving a Canadian professional hockey player (Billy Duke) and a hippie folk singer (Sherry Nelson). Their union is tumultuous, as both try to come to terms with their differences in careers and lifestyles. They realize too late that they both love each other. Written by Anita Culley

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A story of two people... two worlds... one love See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1971 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Winter Comes Early See more »

Filming Locations:

Weston, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Leafs winger Jim McKenny was the stand-in for Art Hindle in the long shots of game action. See more »

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Classic Hockey cult movie
26 May 2002 | by astorianickSee all my reviews

This movie is for diehard hockey fans only. Me and my friend Jay are probably the only people who have this movie on tape and play it on a regular basis. the acting is terrible but who cares? Long live Billy Duke. I wish he was skating this coming Tuesday against Carolina. This is a classic hockey cult film.


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