An old-fashioned tale of family, community, tradition, honor, and romance set against a harsh but beautiful American landscape, WINTER PEOPLE is an interesting failure, an attempt to recapture the look and feel of the wide-screen Technicolor melodramas of the 1940s and 50s. Set during
the Depression, it opens as the widowed Wayland Jackson (Kurt Russell) and his daughter are stranded in the Appalachians, where they seek shelter in the cabin of strong-willed single mother Collie Wright (Kelly McGillis), who lives isolated from her family rather than reveal the identity of her
infant son's father. Falling in love with Collie, Wayland decides to stay on, but in the pr...