A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.

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Julie Rose / Katie McGovern / Evelyn
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Mr. Murray
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Dr. Joseph Lewis
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Rob Sweeney
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Officer Mullavy
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Officer Huntley
Mark Malone ...
Roland McGovern
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Pamela Moller ...
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Dwayne McLean ...
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Paul Welsh ...
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Katie McGovern is a struggling actress living with her husband and her student brother, who is visiting. She attends an audition that she found in the paper and is selected to shoot a short video which will be sent to the director for his approval. Mr. Murray, the man holding the audition, picks Katie up and takes her to a remote mansion where they shoot the video. Katie is selected to replace the previous lead in the film who looks remarkably like her. Soon, however, things begin to look as if they are not what they seem. Katie soon realizes she is in danger and attempts escape. Written by Brian D. Switzer <bswitzer@uoguelph.ca>

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6 February 1987 (USA)  »

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Froid comme la mort  »

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$2,413,427 (USA)
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This movie is a loose remake of My Name Is Julia Ross (1945), starring Nina Foch. See more »

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Well done thriller of 80's
29 June 2015 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I didn't know what to except, reviews didn't give a clue what I'm going to watch.

Well first of all, big minus for the beginning, somewhere in 10 minutes or so you get the idea of whole movie. Don't get me wrong, this was very interesting and very well acted and all, nicely put together, and the ending was little twist that saved a lot.

Few parts doesn't make any sense in the movie but that didn't bother me. It was lovely to watch the whole movie with huge interest for the ending.

Truly worth of watch if you can handle thrillers and 80's style doesn't bother you.

And for the last words, this was pretty original for a thriller.. legendary maybe. Now I got lost in nostalgic, enjoy!


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