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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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every woman's had one... every man's been one... once... See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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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 »

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If You Could Read My Mind
Written and performed by Gordon Lightfoot
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Dreary life in a small Canadian town and hockey.
22 August 2000 | by bchabelSee all my reviews

The movie isn't very good at any level. But it does have a nifty shower scene with Dullea and Ashley. To show how far Canadian movies have come, try seeing this and The Sweet Hereafter back to back. That is if you can get through this one.


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