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Winter People (1989)

PG-13
110 min | Drama

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 ...See moreA 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 See less
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John Ehle (book) | Carol Sobieski (screenplay)
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$743,032
Gross (US & Canada)
$2,023,282
Gross (World)
$2,023,282
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Release date
Apr 14, 1989 (United States)

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Kurt Russell
Wayland Jackson Wayland Jackson   See fewer
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Kelly McGillis
Collie Wright Collie Wright   See fewer
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Lloyd Bridges
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Mitchell Ryan
Drury Campbell Drury Campbell   See fewer
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Jeffrey Meek
Cole Campbell Cole Campbell   See fewer
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Don Michael Paul
Young Wright Young Wright   See fewer
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Lanny Flaherty
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Eileen Ryan
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Amelia Burnette
Paula Jackson Paula Jackson   See fewer
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David Dwyer
Milton Wright Milton Wright   See fewer
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Bill Gribble
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Wallace Merck
Harmon Campbell Harmon Campbell   See fewer
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Walker Averitt
Margaret Campbell Margaret Campbell   See fewer
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Walter Averitt
Margaret Campbell (as Walker Averitt) Margaret Campbell (as Walker Averitt)   See fewer
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Dashiell Coleman
Jonathan Wright Jonathan Wright   See fewer
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Barbara Freeman
Mavis McGregor Mavis McGregor   See fewer
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Gary Bullock
MacGregor MacGregor   See fewer
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Ivan Green
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Lucile McIntyre
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Judy Simpson
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James Eric
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Rebecca Koon
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Dick Parkinson
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Stacy Moore
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Jim Boulden
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Robert LeRoux
Dirk Campbell (as Robert J. LeRoux) Dirk Campbell (as Robert J. LeRoux)   See fewer
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6.2 / 10 | 1,179 votes