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Cold Comfort (1989)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 10 May 1990 (USA)
Three lonely people depend on each other when they get stranded at a deserted gas station in a blizzard. Floyd is a truck driver balancing on the edge of lunacy. He is the caring father of ... See full summary »

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Floyd Lucas
Margaret Langrick ...
Dolores Lucas
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Stephen Miller
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Mrs. Brockel
Ted Follows ...
Roy
Richard Fitch ...
C.I.L. Truck Driver
Grant Roll ...
Mechanic
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Three lonely people depend on each other when they get stranded at a deserted gas station in a blizzard. Floyd is a truck driver balancing on the edge of lunacy. He is the caring father of 16-year old Dolores, but is also torn up by sexual feelings for his daughter. Sales rep. Steven also ends up in the blizzard with his car in a ditch. Floyd rescued Steven and brings him along as a birthday present for Dolores. In all the confusion Steven doesn't realize at first how he has become a prisoner. He is the pawn in a chess game between father and daughter which evolves in a matter of life and death. Written by Evert Meulie, esq. <evert@royal.net>

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It's not always safe to come in from the cold. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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10 May 1990 (USA)  »

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Directorial debut for Vic Sarin. See more »

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Stephen Miller: This is the very latest in ersatz Italian leather!
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Strange One
Written by Mavety & Stannard
Published by Warner Brothers Music Ltd.
Performed by Marianne Faithfull
Courtesy of Island Records
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Dark and disturbing, Cold Comfort sets you on edge.
16 May 1999 | by (Racine, WI) – See all my reviews

Set in Manitoba, a traveling salesman is rescued from a blizzard by the local crazy man, and taken to his house as a present for his daughter for her 18th birthday. Margaret Langrick gives a stunning performance as an 18 year old girl who wants to get away but her father is too domineering and keeps her too far away from other people. Maury Chaykin is totally convincing as the crazy father, by far one of the better "crazy-man" performances I've seen in any movie. Paul Gross is not-quite-innocent as Stephen. The plot becomes very disturbing once you see how nuts the father is. Slight overtones of Stephen King's "Misery" with the foot injury caused by a trap that Floyd sets so Stephen can't run away, and the scenes with Stephen chained to the wall are very effective. All in all, an amazing movie that gives you the shivers, and a sliver of hope


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