Winter People (1989) - Rotten Tomatoes

Winter People (1989)



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Set in the Appalachians during the Depression, this drama follows the events that take place when Wayland Jackson (Kurt Russell) falls in love with Collie Wright (Kelly McGillis) and becomes involved in the family feud that is sparked by the existence of Collie's illegitimate son.

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Kurt Russell
as Wayland Jackson
Kelly McGillis
as Collie Wright
Lloyd Bridges
as William Wright
Mitchell Ryan
as Drury Campbell
Amelia Burnette
as Paula Jackson
Eileen Ryan
as Annie Wright
Lanny Flaherty
as Gudger Wright
Don Michael Paul
as Young Wright
David Dwyer
as Milton Wright
Jeffrey Meek
as Cole Campbell
Bill Gribble
as Skeet Campbell
Wallace Merck
as Harmon Campbell
Walker Averitt
as Margaret Campbell
Dashiell Coleman
as Jonathan Wright
Barbara Freeman
as Mavis McGregor
Gary Bullock
as Mr. McGregor
Ivan Green
as Mr. Crawford
Lucile Dew McIntyre
as Mrs. Crawford
Judy Simpson Cook
as Gudger's Wife
James Eric
as Bartering Man
Rebecca Koon
as Bartering Woman
Dick Parkinson
as Campbell Man #1
Stacy Moore
as Campbell Man #2
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Critic Reviews for Winter People

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

One of these days, maybe Kurt Russell and Kelly McGillis will look back at Winter People and laugh.

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 1/5

A plodding period drama with its fair share of ludicrous plot twists.

April 21, 2003 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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Winter People is the kind of movie where you sit there asking yourself questions that apparently never occurred to the filmmakers.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

An overearnest story about feudin' mountain families that's good for little more than a few hoots at its own expense.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

The film is shot in 'Scope, but the effort is essentially wasted by dull center framing that makes the format superfluous.

January 1, 2000

Not since D.W. Griffith churned out his "Orphans of the Storm" weeper in 1922 have we had a melodrama as unabashed as this high-minded but clumsy epic of unwed motherhood. The time is 1934, and recent widower and gentle clockmaker

January 4, 2018 | Full Review…

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