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Old 07-11-2006, 08:00 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by Trailpatrol
The movie was called "Cold River" based on the novel originally titled "Winterkill", written by William Judson, an Adirondack area author. After the movie was in production the book was re-released in the same name. The movie starred Suzanne Webber, Richard Jaeckel (who incidently died in 1997 of skin cancer) and Robert Earl Jones, the father of James Earl Jones.

Both the book and the movie (DVD) are available from

I thought of "Cold River" as well. I have the book.

The sysnopsis howevwer was a little different. The father dies from injuries when he fell into the rapids and the kids were out there for almost a year through the winter and weren't subsisting on insects.
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