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Yesterday (1981)

PG | | Drama | 28 March 1981 (Canada)
Love story, young soldier maimed in Vietnam, allows former girlfriend to believe he's dead to spare her anguish.


Larry Kent (as Lawrence I. Kent)


John Dunning (idea), John Dunning | 2 more credits »
4 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Van Patten ... Matt Kramer
Claire Pimparé ... Gabrielle Daneault
Nicholas Campbell ... Tony
Jack Wetherall Jack Wetherall ... Moose
Jacques Godin ... Mr. Daneault
Marthe Mercure Marthe Mercure ... Mrs. Daneault
Gerard Parkes ... Professor Saunders
Daniel Gadouas ... Claude Daneault
Cloris Leachman ... Mrs. Kramer
Eddie Albert ... Bart Kramer
Jonathan Barrett Jonathan Barrett ... Marvin
Michel Blais Michel Blais
John Boylan John Boylan
James Bradford James Bradford ... (as Jim Bradford)
David Eisner David Eisner


During the Vietnam conflict, a young American Hockey Player, Matthew, goes to college in Canada on a scholarship. There, he meets and falls in love with a beautiful young French-Canadian coed, Gabrielle. After a stupid stunt, Matthew loses his scholarship and is faced with having to return to America where he will become eligible for the draft. His grandfather, having served in the military, encourages him to do the right thing and to do his duty. At first, Matthew is conflicted, staying in Canada but soon realizing his inability to provide adequately for Gabrielle. He enlists in the army and goes to Viet Nam. While there, Matthew's heroism costs him greatly. Gabrielle is told thru a letter that Matthew has died in Viet Nam. She is pregnant with his child, something she never got to tell him. After the child is born, Gabrielle decides to travel to America and visit Matthew's mother and grandfather to show them their new grandchild. While she is there, Gabrielle discovers that Matthew ... Written by bobbyf, Phoenix

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Release Date:

28 March 1981 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Scoring See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »


Box Office


CAD 1,400,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

DAL Productions See more »
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Did You Know?


The hockey players used to play McGill in the movie were actually the Concordia University hockey team. See more »


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21 July 2003 | by RayeHobsonSee all my reviews

I have found this film to be absolutely unforgettable. Obviously, after seeing many years ago, I am still touched by it. It was a love story that truly touched my heart.

In fact, I am trying very hard to find a copy. I want very much to be able to watch it someday.

If anyone happens to have ANY information, please let me know.

I think this love story got tucked away and shouldn't have. I bet there a lot of people that would love it now, but have no idea it even exists.

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