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Silence of the North (1981)

PG
94 min | Drama

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 ...See moreBased 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 See less
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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") | Patricia Louisianna Knop (screenplay by) (as Patricia Louisiana Knop)
Composer
Allan Macmillan (music composed by)
Cinematographer
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Budget
$8,400,000
Opening weekend
$344,837
Gross (US & Canada)
$1,622,898
Gross (World)
$1,622,898
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Release date
Oct 23, 1981 (United States)

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45 cast members
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Ellen Burstyn
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Tom Skerritt
Walter Reamer Walter Reamer   See fewer
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Gordon Pinsent
John Frederickson John Frederickson   See fewer
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Jennifer McKinney
Little Olive Reamer Little Olive Reamer   See fewer
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Donna Dobrijevic
Vala Reamer Vala Reamer   See fewer
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Jeff Banks
Lewis Reamer Lewis Reamer   See fewer
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Colin Fox
Arthur Herriott Arthur Herriott   See fewer
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David Fox
Lea Goodwin Lea Goodwin   See fewer
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Richard W. Farrell
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Freddie Lang
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Bryan Fustukian
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Leah Marie Hopkins
Baby Olive Baby Olive   See fewer
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Ken Pogue
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Ken James
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Albert Angus
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Frank Adamson
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Howard Howard   See fewer
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Lynda Mason Green
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Graham McPherson
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George Myron
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Louis Banks
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6.7 / 10 | 194 votes