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Silence of the North (1981)

PG | | Drama | 23 October 1981 (Canada)
Based on the biography of Olive Fredrickson, It tells of her life as a girl, then a trapper's wife and later a widow with three small children surviving under rugged pioneer conditions in ... See full summary »

Director:

Allan King (as Allan Winton King)

Writers:

Olive Frederickson (based on the book written by: "The Silence of the North"), Ben East (based on the book written by: "The Silence of the North") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Burstyn ... Olive Frederickson
Tom Skerritt ... Walter Reamer
Gordon Pinsent ... John Frederickson
Jennifer McKinney ... Little Olive Reamer
Donna Dobrijevic Donna Dobrijevic ... Vala Reamer
Jeff Banks Jeff Banks ... Lewis Reamer
Colin Fox Colin Fox ... Arthur Herriott
David Fox ... Lea Goodwin
Richard W. Farrell Richard W. Farrell ... John Goodwin (as Richard Farrell)
Larry Reynolds ... The Auctioneer
Frank C. Turner ... Young Man (as Frank Turner)
Ute Blunck Ute Blunck ... Young Woman
Thomas Hauff ... Billy
Freddie Lang Freddie Lang ... Fiddler
Dennis Robinson Dennis Robinson ... Nels
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Storyline

Based on the biography of Olive Fredrickson, It tells of her life as a girl, then a trapper's wife and later a widow with three small children surviving under rugged pioneer conditions in northern Alberta Canada from the early 1900's through to the Depression. Written by markyoloup

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Plot Keywords:

based on book | See All (1) »

Taglines:

A True Story of Hope and Survival in the Wilderness See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1981 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

The Silence of the North See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD8,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$344,837, 25 October 1981

Gross USA:

$1,622,898

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,622,898
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The source "Silence of the North" (1972) book by Olive Fredrickson was translated into French and Italian versions. See more »

Soundtracks

Comes a Time
Music & Lyrics by Neil Young
Performed by Lacy J. Dalton
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Definitely Worth Your While
9 June 2008 | by ilovefossilsSee all my reviews

A wonderful treasure that you must see. I fell in love with this movie when I was ten years old and saw it on T.V. Twenty years later paid about $80.00 to order one and still love it just as much today. The cast is absolutely excellent in it, and very natural. The cinematography is excellent with beautiful scenery. It really draws you in and you feel like you are a part of Olives life, which was an amazing journey and story of survival. The movie is suitable for the family (just maybe not younger ones as they may become frightened with a couple of scenes) and may help teach todays generation the difficulties of the previous generations, as is shown in the birth, hospital, wilderness, depression, and other scenes throughout. Definitely watch this movie if you get the chance.


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