Getting Married in Buffalo Jump

Getting Married in Buffalo Jump is a 1990 Canadian TV movie filmed in Alberta, Canada. In specific Cowley, Lundbreck, and Pincher Creek. It was directed by Eric Till and stars Wendy Crewson and Paul Gross.

Getting Married in Buffalo Jump
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Directed byEric Till
Produced byFlora Macdonald
Written bynovel
Susan Haley
Lyal Brown
John Frizzell
StarringWendy Crewson
Paul Gross
Music byEric Robertson
CinematographyNikos Evdemon
Edited byBruce Lange
Running time
97 minutes


After her father's death Sophie Ware returns to her home town in hopes of running the family ranch. She struggles with the awkwardness of being home as she is now used to living in a big city as an accomplished musician. She is surprised when Alex, the farm's handyman, offers her a marriage of convenience in order to keep the farm afloat.


  • Wendy Crewson as Sophie Ware
  • Paul Gross as Alex Bresnyachuk
  • Marion Gilsenan as Vera Ware
  • Victoria Snow as Eleanor
  • Murray Cruchley as Robert Marcovich
  • Kyra Harper as Annie
  • Diane Gordon as Momma Bresnyachuk
  • Ivan Horsky as Poppa Bresnyachuk
  • Florence Patterson as Irene McCallum
  • Alexander Brown as Bennie
  • Andy Maton as Walter
  • Kirk Grayson as Dance teacher
  • Kent McNeill as Luke Bresnyachuk
  • Lesley Schatz as Country Singer
  • J.C. Roberts as Rancher in Bar


The film was nominated for four Gemini awards:

  1. Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for Wendy Crewson
  2. Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Marion Gilsenan
  3. Best TV Movie for Flora Macdonald and Peter Kelly
  4. Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for John Frizzell

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