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A Cool, Dry Place (1998)

 -  Drama  -  29 January 1999 (USA)
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A single father balances his work as an attorney with the care of his five year old son and his work as a high school basketball coach in rural Kansas, where he moved after his wife ... See full summary »

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Beth Ward
Bobby Moat ...
Calvin Durrell
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Bob Harper
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Joyce Ives
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Larry Ives (as Christopher Bauer)
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Carol Holman
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Jack Newbauer
Dara Perlmutter ...
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A single father balances his work as an attorney with the care of his five year old son and his work as a high school basketball coach in rural Kansas, where he moved after his wife abandoned him in Chicago. Just as he starts to develop a new relationship with a veterinarian's assistant, his ex-wife suddenly reappears and wants to re-assert herself in her husband and son's life. On top of the romantic conflict, he is also suddenly presented with the opportunity of a lifetime to join a major firm in Dallas. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated PG-13 for sexuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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29 January 1999 (USA)  »

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Kate Durrell: [to Russ] When I was in the bathroom, I was thinking about the time, God, I don't even think Calvin was 6-months-old, when we were down at the lake. And it started to rain, and you put him in the ice chest, you covered him - you covered him with a blanket. And that's the way I always think of him when I think of him with you. Y'know, being safe and protected in a cool dry place.
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something is missing to make this a good movie
21 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Vince is great. The story is funny and touching. There're some great bits, especially about the kid. So what is so fundamentally wrong with this movie? I couldn't figure it out, but something is missing.

I figure the only answer is a general lack of film making imagination. It boils down to a made-for-TV look to the movie. There's a lack of any good musical score or interesting songs. The direction is at best described as mediocre.

It's saving grace lies in the actors and a good story. It's too bad they couldn't save this movie completely.


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