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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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Yvette Malone
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Gameboy Baker
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Keith
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Keifitz
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Miles Garner
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Captain Heller One
Michael Thoma ...
Ray Doty
Ed Madsen ...
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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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Some people say he stole the presidency of the United States for his son. He claims he bought it, fair and square... See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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11 May 1979 (USA)  »

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Philadelphia Clan  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)
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Robert F. Boyle:  The production designer as a Desk Clerk, billed as Robert Boyle. See more »

Quotes

Nick Kegan: Why won't you marry me?
Yvette Malone: You hardly know me.
Nick Kegan: We see each other, I talk to you all the time.
Yvette Malone: You talk to my machine.
Nick Kegan: Ah so what, I can tell the difference!
Yvette Malone: That's a beginning.
Nick Kegan: I'm making an honest proposal of marriage!
Yvette Malone: Tell you what. I'll give you a copy of my answering machine tape and you can take it with you.
Nick Kegan: Come on, don't toy with me.
Yvette Malone: I'm serious!
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One of the strangest productions in film history
2 July 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

Condon wrote a magazine article about this movie production around 1980 that makes it ten times as strange as the story itself. Among other details:

The movie was financed with money from cocaine dealers.

When the production went over budget, the executive producer brought in additional "financiers", then was able to keep the crews working for two weeks - in New York - with no pay. Jeff Bridges and Tony Perkins both offered their salaries as collateral.

After the film was finished, the studio was purchased by a bigger studio which then ultimately declined to release it. At one point, at a test preview at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, passers by were being offered $1 to watch the movie.

A few months later, the executive producer was found in a New York hotel room, handcuffed to a bed, with two bullets in his head.


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