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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 ... Milton Wright
Bill Gribble Bill Gribble ... Skeet Campbell
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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Winter People 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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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

1:10:45 Cole's horse dragged him to Collie's house; Wayland sees Cole's body, with his right arm curled behind his head. 1:10:58 Wayland approaches the body and Cole's right arm is now extended above his head. 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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Heart breaking...
11 April 1999 | by Flagg-2See all my reviews

This is a film that took me by surprise. Impressive in its delicate sensiblity of the human emotions. This is best illustrated at Kurt Russell's outburst when one of his clocks is destroyed. Well directed and well acted. One of Russell's best acting performances. Not an action film, or anything to really rock you in your seat but a powerful human story. A+


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