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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:

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Taglines:

One woman's true story of love and courage can give all people hope. 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 picture was made and released about nine years afters its source memoir auto-biography of the same name by Ben East and Olive Fredrickson had been first published in 1972. See more »

Soundtracks

Comes a Time
Music & Lyrics by Neil Young
Performed by Lacy J. Dalton
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A treasured memory.
13 February 2003 | by byrns-2See all my reviews

After attending the Premier of Silence of the North, at the Town Theatre, in Vernon, B.C. July 1981, (with Olive & John Fredrickson, and the Cast & Crew,) I am still in awe of the beauty of Olives' story and the excellent production by Universal Studio and the Cast. After all these years, I found myself in tears, while watching Silence of the North, on TV last night. Olives' heart warming true life story, is a timeless recollection of the life of a truly, remarkable woman and her family. We all miss our dear friends, Olive & John Fredrickson, so very much. This movie lets us visit with them one more time and brings back so many treasured memories.Vi ses senare, Olive & John...........


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