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Where the Rivers Flow North (January 14, 1994)

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BRIEF PLOT DESCRIPTION

Set in early 20th century Vermont, this film is about the struggles of a man trying to keep his land and his dignity in the face of a Government trying to force him to sell his lease. Michael J. Fox plays a hard-nosed businessman determined to complete the new dam on time.

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GENERAL FILM INFORMATION

SOURCE MATERIAL: Where the Rivers Flow North by Howard Frank Mosher
GENRE: Drama
SETTING: Vermont; USA – Early 20th Century
FILMING LOCATIONS:
–Northeast Kingdom, Vermont; USA
–St. Johnsburg, Vermont; USA
U.S. RELEASE DATE: January 14, 1994
RUNNING TIME: 105 minutes; 1 hour 45 minutes
RATING: PG-13
TOTAL GROSS USA: $595,505

CREW AND OTHER TECHNICAL INFORMATION

WRITER: Don Bredes, Jay Craven
DIRECTOR: Jay Craven
PRODUCER: Jay Craven, Bess O’Brien
EDITOR: Barbara Tulliver
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Paul Ryan
PRODUCTION DESIGN: David Wasco, Charles Collum, Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY: The Horse Flies, Ben Wittman
SPECIAL EFFECTS BY: Bob Rickner
COSTUME DESIGNER: Stephanie Kerley Schwartz
MAKE-UP BY: Stephen Carter-Hicks, Meredith Soupios
HAIR STYLIST: Stephen Carter-Hicks, Meredith Soupios
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Caledonia Pictures
DISTRIBUTOR: Caledonia Pictures

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CAST :: CHARACTER NAME…ACTOR NAME

Noel Lord…Rip Torn
Bangor…Tantoo Cardinal
Wayne Quinn…Bill Raymond
New York Money…Mark Margolis
Clayton Farnsworht…Michael J. Fox
Mitchell…George Woodard
Armand…Yusef Bulos
Henry Coville…John Griesemer
Madame Bessie…Jeri Lynn Cohen
Champ’s Manager…Treat Williams
Loose Woman…Amy Wright
The Champ…Rusty De Wees
Sheriff LaFontaine…Dennis Mientka
The Lawyer…John Rothman
The Judge…Sam Lloyd Sr.
Musicians…Burt Porter, Tony Washburn
Stunt Co-ordinator…Peter Hock
Michael J. Fox’s Stunt Double…Charles Croughwell

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SOUNDTRACK LISTING

All Songs Written and Performed by The Horse Flies

People Go Under
People Go Under in Pieces
The Woods
The Town
Carnival Lips
Charleston
Cutting the Trees
Warmth of Your Love
The Boat
The Distempered Bear Waltz
The Storm Trucks
The Big Loop
Log Death
I Flew Far from Water

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AWARDS AND HONORS

The PGA Golden Laurel Awards (Nova Awards), 1995

NOMINEE: Jay Craven & Bess O’Brien
CATEGORY: Most Promising Producer in Theatrical Motion Pictures
RESULT: Won

American Indian Film Festival, 1995

NOMINEE: Tantoo Cardinal
CATEGORY: Best American Indian Actress
RESULT: WonNOMINEE: Where the Rivers Flow North

CATEGORY: Eagle Spirit Award
RESULT: Won

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