Paperback Hero (1973 film)

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Paperback Hero
(Last of the Big Guns)
Directed by Peter Pearson
Produced by John F. Bassett
James Margellos
Written by Barry Pearson
Les Rose
Starring Keir Dullea
Elizabeth Ashley
John Beck
George R. Robertson
Music by Ron Collier
Cinematography Donald A. Wilder
Edited by Kirk Jones
Agincourt International
Release date
  • September 21, 1973 (1973-09-21) (Canada)
Running time
93 minutes
Country Canada
Language English
Budget $500,000 (CDN)

Paperback Hero is a 1973 Canadian film, directed by Peter Pearson, which starred Keir Dullea and Elizabeth Ashley. It is set in Saskatchewan and portrays the life of a big-fish minor-league hockey player in a little-pond town. The movie was filmed in Delisle, Saskatchewan.

It was originally titled Last of the Big Guns, but was renamed to reflect the lyrics of Gordon Lightfoot's "If You Could Read My Mind", which was featured on the soundtrack.

It won the Canadian Film Awards in 1973 for Film Editing, Overall Sound, and Cinematography.[1]

It was selected in 2006 for the Toronto International Film Festival's Canadian Open Vault program, which preserves examples of notable Canadian cinema.[2]


  1. ^ ACCT - Canadian Awards History Search, retrieved 2007-05-27 
  2. ^ Canadian Open Vault -, retrieved 2010-02-27 

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