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William Fruet

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B: January 1, 1933 in Lethbridge, Alberta
William Fruet went to the Canadian Theatre School and became a prominent player on the English-Canadian film scene in the 1970s. His screenwriting credits include such films as Goin’ down the Road and Slipstream. His directorial debut, Wedding in White, won the Canadian Film Award for Best Picture in 1972 and is still considered a classic of the period. The poster for Blue Monkey was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.


Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Wedding in White (1972)
Italy (1974)
Bring Whiskey and a Smile (1974)
Death Weekend (1976)
Search and Destroy (1979)
One of Our Own (1979)

Cries In The Night (1980)
Funeral Home (1981-P)
Baker County U.S.A. (1982)
Spasms (1983)
Bedroom Eyes (1984)
Killer Party (1986)
Blue Monkey (1987)

Dear America: A Line in the Sand (2000)


TV SeriesAt least 1 episode of:
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)
The Ray Bradbury Theatre (1985)
Friday the 13th (1987)
My Secret Identity (1988)
Chasing Rainbows (mini-series, 1988)

Counterstrike (1990)
Mysterious Island (1995-P)
Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996)
Da Vinci`s Inquest (1998)
Code Name: Eternity (1999)

The Zack Files (2000)
Tracker (2001)
Wild Card (2003)


Credits as a Screenwriter:

Goin’ Down The Road (1970)
Rip-Off (1970)
Wedding in White (1972)
Slipstream (1972)
Death Weekend (1976)

Spasms (1983)



Wedding in White, movie, poster,
Wedding in White movie poster scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.