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Winter People (1989)

PG-13 | | Drama | 14 April 1989 (USA)
A young widower moves with his daughter into a North Carolina mountain town in 1934. He quickly takes up with a young woman with an illegitimate baby. First he must prove himself to her ... See full summary »

Director:

Ted Kotcheff

Writers:

John Ehle (book), Carol Sobieski (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Russell ... Wayland Jackson
Kelly McGillis ... Collie Wright
Lloyd Bridges ... William Wright
Mitchell Ryan ... Drury Campbell
Jeffrey Meek ... Cole Campbell
Don Michael Paul ... Young Wright
Lanny Flaherty ... Gudger Wright
Eileen Ryan ... Annie Wright
Amelia Burnette Amelia Burnette ... Paula Jackson
David Dwyer David Dwyer ... Milton Wright
Bill Gribble Bill Gribble ... Skeet Campbell
Wallace Merck Wallace Merck ... Harmon Campbell
Walker Averitt Walker Averitt ... Margaret Campbell
Walter Averitt Walter Averitt ... Margaret Campbell (as Walker Averitt)
Dashiell Coleman Dashiell Coleman ... Jonathan Wright
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Storyline

A young widower moves with his daughter into a North Carolina mountain town in 1934. He quickly takes up with a young woman with an illegitimate baby. First he must prove himself to her father and her three brothers. He does so first by joining them on a bear hunt and then by designing a clock tower for the small community. Trouble comes when it is revealed that the baby's father is the demented son of a mean clan across the river and they mean to take the child back. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A passion so strong it kills.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Winter People - Wie ein Blatt im Wind See more »

Filming Locations:

Asheville, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$743,032, 14 April 1989, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,023,282
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first film produced by Castle Rock Entertainment. See more »

Goofs

The bottle of whiskey is noticeably fuller when Wayland picks it up than when Cole drinks from it a moment earlier. See more »


Soundtracks

Lightning in a Bottle
Written by Jimmy Webb
Produced by Roscoe Beck (as Charles Roscoe Beck) and Jennifer Warnes
Performed by Jennifer Warnes
Courtesy of White Oak Songs
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Start w/ a pot of strong coffee
5 February 2008 | by SaxSee all my reviews

After 1:07, to be exact, and all that time, the story was weak, the lines were unrealistic, accents poor, characters unestablished buy two great actors, at that, finding it very hard to make some good out of what they had to work with, misc. were bad, it finally started getting interesting. Not a complete waste of time, but I almost killed it at 25 minutes, then started skipping till it got half way descent. I would not recommend this movie for 2 hrs of your life, unless it's all you got to watch up in a cabin; Snowed in. It's been done before. Same story at least a dozon times. I see a lot of people wrote good things about it, so don't take my opinion too seriously. It might have something I missed, that made it good. I just couldn't take anymore of the what the first 25 min. had to offer.


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