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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
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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What Dr. Strangelove did for the bomb, what M*A*S*H did for the war, WINTER KILLS does for the American dream. See more »

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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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Filming on this picture started as early as 1976, its first release was in 1979, with its second release with cut scenes restored launching around 1983, a period of about eight years. See more »

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Nick Kegan: I think I'm going to leave.
Yvette Malone: If you want to. I have a friend coming over if you'd like to meet her.
Nick Kegan: Friend? Who?
Yvette Malone: Patty! She's from the magazine. You'd dig her.
Nick Kegan: Dig her? What does that mean?
Yvette Malone: Whatever you want it to mean. God, you're just like the others!
Nick Kegan: Others. How many are there?
Yvette Malone: Fewer and fewer.
Nick Kegan: Oh, i get it. You're into women.
Yvette Malone: I am a woman.
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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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