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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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Ray Doty
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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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Spring seduces. Summer thrills. Autumn stuns. Winter kills. See more »

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11 May 1979 (USA)  »

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Philadelphia Clan  »

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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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A Unique Paranoia Black Comedy!
22 November 2006 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

'Winter Kill's from the novel by The Manchurian Candidate/ Prizzi's Honor Author Robert Condon, Jeff Bridge's play the brother of an assassinated President (This film has star tingly real comparisons of the Kennedy dynasty,) Bridge's seemingly lives in a sheltered existence but is brought out in the open when a dying man claiming to be the rifleman responsible for his brother's murder reveal's in the throes of death where the rifle is, Bridges is sent on a genuinely weird wild goose chase to find out who was responsible for his brother's death, but his perilous search lead's him to not one but many red herring's and in to the path of danger, by the mafia, The legendary John Huston, play's Pa Keegan the gruff patriarch of the Keegan family and also uncouth millionaire, it's one of those roles which Houston alway's makes endlessly memorable, 'Winter Kill's' Also features cameo's by many actor's/Actress's from the golden age, particularly, Anthony Perkin's Toshiro Mifune, Eli Wallach, Dorothy Perkin's 'Winter Kill's Thrill's


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