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Paperback Hero (1973)

A hockey player in a small town begins to lose his grip on reality, and starts to believe that he is a gunslinger in the Old West.

Director:

Peter Pearson

Writers:

Les Rose (screenplay), Barry Pearson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keir Dullea ... Rick Dylan
Elizabeth Ashley ... Loretta
John Beck ... Pov
Dayle Haddon ... Joanna
Franz Russell Franz Russell ... Big Ed
George R. Robertson ... Burdock (as George Robertson)
Margot Lamarre Margot Lamarre ... Julie
Ted Follows Ted Follows ... Cagey
Linda Sorensen ... Mona (as Linda Sorenson)
Les Rubie Les Rubie ... Jock (as Les Ruby)
Jacquie Presly Jacquie Presly ... Marlene
Chet Robertson Chet Robertson ... Father
Winnie Rowles Winnie Rowles ... Mother
Gerry Cooke Gerry Cooke ... Noogie
John Ottenberg John Ottenberg ... Heavy
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A hockey player in a small town begins to lose his grip on reality, and starts to believe that he is a gunslinger in the Old West.

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Keir Dullea ... Elizabeth Ashley Are As Hot as Pistols! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1973 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Westentaschen-Cowboy See more »

Filming Locations:

Delisle, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Budget:

CAD 500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Shot in Delisle, Saskatchewan. See more »

Soundtracks

If You Could Read My Mind
Written and performed by Gordon Lightfoot
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Prime Example of 1970's Canadian Cinema
5 May 2014 | by snicewangerSee all my reviews

I have to admit I first acquired this film so I could see Liz Ashley's nude shower scene and she did look great, but the rest of the film was not nearly as bad as I was afraid it was going to be. Despite his 2001 immortality as Star Child Dave Bowman,I have never been a big Keir Dullea fan. I always remember Noel Coward's observation after seeing Bunny Lake is Missing, "Keir Dullea gone tomorrow". The movie does have a certain charm and Dullea plays his child/man who refuses to grow up role with some vigor

It's a bit dated now but if you're into the 1970's or primitive Canadian cinema, or you are hot for Elizabeth Ashley as I was, you might wish to seek this out. As far as I know it hasn't been released on DVD. I still have my VHS copy, however. Although the color is starting to fade


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