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Out Cold (1989)

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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Customer #2
Madison Arnold ...
Plumber #1
Carmen Alvarez Block ...
Mrs. Rifkin
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Phyllis
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Lew
Thomas Byrd ...
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Sgt. Haroldson
Richard Embardo ...
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Mrs. Colby
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Panetti's Dancer (as Deborah Lamb)
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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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They may be murderers, but they mean well. See more »

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3 March 1989 (USA)  »

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Congelado  »

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$294,266
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Trivia

Teri Garr and Bruce McGill also appeared in Tales from the crypt episode The Trap (1991). See more »

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When Sunny first meets with Atlas Investigations, the Honda car carrier ship appears, disappears, and then reappears in the window behind them. See more »


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Protect and Serve
Written by Marco Fox, Aaron Price and Steve Bidrowski
Performed by The Denver Mexicans
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Underrated, forgotten gem
9 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

Strangely panned by many critics yet this is actually a funny, black comedy about small-time accidents, coincidences, misunderstandings, failed scheming and murder amongst friends and spouses that has a lot more wit than the overrated Blood Simple. The plot is tight, the humor is delightfully droll and the next-door type characters are well-drawn and fun to watch despite their nastiness, simply because of the blackly amusing circumstances they find themselves in.

This did not deserve to become so obscure. Re-issue it on DVD please.


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