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Winter Kills (1979)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  11 May 1979 (USA)
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19 years after President Timothy Keegan was assassinated, his brother Nick discovers a dying man claiming to have been the gunman. While trying to avoid his wealthy and domineering father's... See full summary »

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Nick Kegan
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Pa Kegan
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John Cerruti
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Joe Diamond
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Z.K. Dawson
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Emma Kegan
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Frank Mayo
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19 years after President Timothy Keegan was assassinated, his brother Nick discovers a dying man claiming to have been the gunman. While trying to avoid his wealthy and domineering father's attempts to control his actions, Nick follows the clues that have been handed to him. As he progresses, it becomes increasingly difficult to discern the real trails from the dead ends, and increasing dangerous as unknown parties try to stop Nick from uncovering the truth. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The Kegans are an American dynasty. They own oil...banks...beautiful women...even presidents. They have the power to make fortunes and destroy careers. One man will inherit it all. If he lives. See more »

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11 May 1979 (USA)  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)
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This film was made and first released about five years after its source novel of the same name by Richard Condon was first published in 1974. The film, like the novel, parallels the real life assassination of American President John F. Kennedy and its surrounding conspiracy theories. See more »

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Pa Kegan: I'm all that's standing between you and darkest night, son. The other side of me, there's Chaos.
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An assassinated president's younger brother tumbles into an Alice in Wonderland world as he searches for the real killer.
14 June 2006 | by (Cornwall) – See all my reviews

Winter Kills is a wild, breakneck ride, impossible not to enjoy if you can muster up a two hour attention. Dullards who like to browse or half-watch will be quickly mystified and thus bored, but this film rewards those who make the investment. An excellent, creepy movie--funny and insightful, particularly relevant in these strange and disturbing days. John Huston gives a great over-the-top performance that seems more like a cartoon version of himself than the Joe Kennedy caricature he is meant to be. Tony Perkins is the embodiment of everyone's paranoid suspicions about who really runs things. Karl Rove must have sat spellbound in the theater as a young homunculus, taking notes as he ate his popcorn. Bizarre cameos and way inside references provide the icing on the cake.


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