Suzanne Weber (Lizzy Allison)Pat Petersen (Tim Hood)Richard Jaeckel (Mike Allison)Robert Earl Jones (The Trapper)Brad Sullivan (Reuban Knat)Elizabeth Hubbard (Pauline Hood Allison)Augusta Dabney (Elizabeth Allison)Adam Petroski (Seth Bishop)David Thomas (Senate Chairman)Wade Barnes (Pompous Senator)Deborah Beck (Reporter)Trent Gough (Minister)Robert Donley (Pete the Guide)Tom Kubiak (Storekeeper)Mary Ellen Badger (Receptionist)Muriel Mason (Lady in Wheelchair)Margo Lacy (Lady's Daughter)Theodore C. Sweeney
Fred G. Sullivan
Based on the novel Winterkill, by William Judson, Cold River is the story of an Adirondack guide who takes his young daughter and step-son on a long camping trip in the fall of 1932. When winter strikes unexpectedly early (a natural phenomenon known as a 'winterkill' - so named because the animals are totally unprepared for a sudden, early winter, and many freeze or starve to death), a disastrous turn of events leaves the two children to find their own way home without food, or protection from the elements. Rated PG for mild violence and language.