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Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)

R  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  3 April 2009 (USA)
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Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.

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Harry Berge
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Ken Curtis
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Jerry's Mother
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The Big Guy
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Barbara's Lawyer
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Harry's Lawyer
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Harry's Sister (as Marsha Dietlein Bennett)
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Jerry's Neighbor
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Storyline

Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sex. Passion. Betrayal. Murder.

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content, disturbing images and some drug material

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Release Date:

3 April 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dupla Personalidade  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,584 (USA) (17 April 2009)

Gross:

$7,334 (USA) (17 April 2009)
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Though set in 1982, a passing railroad train car carries the Pan Am logo, something not possible until the trademark was transferred in 2006. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Judge: Will the defendant and her counsel please rise... Mr. Foreman, have you come to a unanimous verdict?
Foreman: We have your honor.
Judge: On the charge of first degree murder of Harry Berge, how do you find the defendant?
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A remarkable number of people were thanked at the conclusion of the film. Under the heading Thanks to: there were 158 individuals named. Then under the heading Special Thanks to: there were 184 organisations, cities, and individuals named. Finally under the heading Very Special Thanks a further 22 individuals were named. These were followed by the logos of 6 corporations. That's 370 "thank you"s. See more »

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Unstable Mind
Written by Rabyt , Nicholas Rosenthal, and Tommy Mokas
Performed by Rabyt
Courtesy of The Next Ajenda Publishing and Casa Nova Studios Publishing
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More Thora Birch Please...
7 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having read the book on which film was based, I was initially unsure as to how the film makers would be able to piece this story into a mere hour and an half. After all, it is very difficult to meld all of the details of this intricate story into a concise, yet still intriguing film. In my opinion this film pulled it off brilliantly.

I particularly liked the casting. Thora Birch was great and has really come into her own as an actress. Why she is not a bigger star, baffles me. Keith Carradine was fun to watch, as he has been in so many of the roles he has had in his long career, and Brendan Sexton is certainly a young actor to keep our eye on.

What impressed me most was the fact that this film looks like it was shot in the time period it is portraying. It does not look like some glossy Hollywood piece trying to represent a period in which most of those involved probably barely remember. I did however find the use of heavy color saturation to represent the flash backs difficult to follow at first.

All in all, I really enjoyed this film. It is not your average Hollywood fare and that is just the type of movie I want to see.


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