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Out Cold (1989)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Thriller  -  3 March 1989 (USA)
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Sunny is married to the butcher Ernie; their marriage is about to end as both of them have affairs. Thus Sunny hires Lester Atlas as private investigator in order to collect proofs for the ... See full summary »

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Madison Arnold ...
Plumber #1
Carmen Alvarez Block ...
Mrs. Rifkin
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Phyllis
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Lew
Thomas Byrd ...
Mr. Holstrom (as Tom Byrd)
Frederick Coffin ...
Sgt. Haroldson
Richard Embardo ...
Frankie
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Mrs. Colby
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Panetti's Dancer (as Deborah Lamb)
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Dave
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Sunny is married to the butcher Ernie; their marriage is about to end as both of them have affairs. Thus Sunny hires Lester Atlas as private investigator in order to collect proofs for the divorce. One evening drunken Ernie and his partner Dave have a fight in the butchery with the result of Ernie getting knocked out in the fridge where he dies during the night. But it was not Dave's fault but intentional murder by Sunny. Only Lester has proofs so Sunny kills him, too. Thus she only has to kill Dave to get rid of all witnesses, but he can free himself out of the fridge and wants to take revenge... Written by Volker Boehm

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Silly and dark farce; it got better as time passed
21 June 2005 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

Ernie and Dave were butchers in the army (during the opening credits photos of them in their uniforms, along with Sunny, are shown). They open their own butcher shop, and Ernie is married to Sunny. Ernie is abusive, and Sunny is cheating on him. And the door to the freezer in the butcher shop keeps closing and locking when someone is inside.

John Lithgow is at his best playing nervous characters who panic over every little thing. Of course, in this movie his character has plenty of reason to be nervous, and it doesn't help that Sunny is hiding some very important information from him. Teri Garr is not only good-looking but comes across as quite calm and pretty much in control. Randy Quaid is quite goofy as the detective Sunny hires to help her divorce Ernie. Like Dave, the detective also thinks he knows something that we know isn't true, and the results can be quite funny.

This wasn't all that great at first, but as the situations got sillier, I was really enjoying it. I've seen better movies like this, but this was pretty good.


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