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Winter Kill (1974)

TV Movie  -   -  Mystery | Thriller  -  15 April 1974 (USA)
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A sniper is killing residents at a winter resort. Who will die next? And why?

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Sheriff Sam McNeill
John Larch ...
Dr. Bill Hammond
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Bill Carter
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Peter Lockhard
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Mayor Clinton Bickford
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Charley Eastman
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Grace Lockhard
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Betty
John Calvin ...
Deputy Jerry Troy
Louise Latham ...
Doris
Robert F. Simon ...
Harvey
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Dave Michaels
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Mildred Young
Walter Brooke ...
Ben
Devra Korwin ...
Elaine Carter
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Someone is shooting the residents of a mountain resort town. Sheriff McNeill (Andy Griffith) must figure out the connection that links the victims and find the sniper before he (or she) kills again, and before the town council relieves him of duty. Written by yortsnave

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This unsold television series pilot was inspired by the film They Only Kill Their Masters (1972), starring James Garner. See more »

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Spin-off Adams of Eagle Lake (1975) See more »

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An ok TV thriller
23 January 2002 | by (nowhere) – See all my reviews

Clearly done on a rather low budget, the TV movie Winter Kill is not a great piece of film making by any stretch, but it might be worth a view.

The plot revolves around the search for a serial killer in a small ski resort town. So ok, some of the supporting actors are not very good, and the first part of the movie is meandering and slow enough to test the patience of a few viewers. However, when the movie got into gear in the second part, it managed to be entertaining and well-thought, if not rightdown tense, and the resolution left me pretty satisfied.

Andy Griffith is convincing as the Sheriff. Between the supporting cast, a young Nick Nolte in one of his first screen appearances.


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