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Winter of Frozen Dreams -- Barbara Hoffman (Birch) 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 (Carradine) has to do is prove it.
Winter of Frozen Dreams -- Barbara Hoffman (Birch) 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 (Carradine) has to do is prove it.


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Sex. Passion. Betrayal. Murder.
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. | Full synopsis »
Latest MPAA Ratings: Bulletin No: 2063
 (From Rope Of Silicon. 1 April 2009, 12:34 PM, PDT)

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More character study than suspense/murder mystery See more (8 total) »


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Thora Birch ... Barbara Hoffman

Keith Carradine ... Detective Lulling

Brendan Sexton III ... Jerry Davies

Leo Fitzpatrick ... Detective Couture

Dan Moran ... Harry Berge

Dean Winters ... Ken Curtis

Colleen Camp ... Jerry's Mother
Tony Cucci ... The Big Guy

Scott Cohen ... Barbara's Lawyer

Adam Ferrara ... Assistant District Attorney

Derek Cecil ... District Attorney

Tom O'Rourke ... Medical Examiner
Steven Randazzo ... Harry's Lawyer

Marsha Dietlein ... Harry's Sister (as Marsha Dietlein Bennett)
Jen Jones ... Jerry's Neighbor
John O'Creagh ... Insurance Agent

Aya Cash ... Prostitute

Kelly Sullivan ... Pretty Woman at Party
William Swan ... Judge
Jeff Burchfield ... Jessy

Michael De Nola ... Ryan

Ed Kershen ... Brendan

Traci Hovel ... Jessy's Wife

Christie Sanford ... Brendan's Wife
Kellee Sweeney ... Ryan's Wife (as Kelley Sweeney)
Ken Goewey ... Desk Sergeant
Terry Rabine ... Subpoena Server
Peter L. Frisoni Jr. ... Jail Guard
Byron Nilsson ... Foreman

Yvonne Perry ... Assistant D.A.'s Secretary
Alyssa Gilbert ... Student 1

Christy Lee Hughes ... Student 2
James Andrew Walsh ... Party Man 1
Jim Ireland ... Party Man 2
Justin Alvis ... Officer Hummel

Pete Postiglione ... Officer Pollack

Adam Greer ... Officer Gallo

Gerardo Rodriguez ... Officer Gagen

Daniel Asher ... Officer Johnson (as Danny Asher)

Richard Lounello ... Officer Striker (as Rich Lounello)
Paul Borst ... Diner Customer
John Clohessy ... Superintendant
Frank Dianda ... Station Cop
Linda Fenton ... Office Worker
Georgia Jones ... Party Girl
David Louis ... Factory Worker
David Louis ... Factory Worker
Aaron Richmond ... Party Guy
Aaron Richmond ... Party Guy
Eileen Schuyler ... Lawyer's Assistant
Charlie Shoemaker ... Juror
Michelle Tibbitts ... College Girl

Yury Tsykun ... Bowler
Arielle Worona ... College Kid
Nicholas Barber ... Court Officer 1 (as Nick Barber)

Don Rittner ... Court Officer 2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Dongelewic ... Police officer

David Breitenstein ... Police Officer (uncredited)
April Crisafulli ... Barbara's Co-Worker (uncredited)

Erin Dahl ... Curtis' Companion (uncredited)
Terry McKenna ... Pool Player (uncredited)
Mary Pennisi ... Curtis' Companion (uncredited)
Charles Petraske ... Officer (uncredited)
Dannielle Rose ... Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)

Directed by
Eric Mandelbaum 
Writing credits
Karl Harter (book)

Michael Caughill (screenplay) &
Michael Graf (screenplay) &
John Besmer (screenplay) and
Eric Mandelbaum (screenplay)

Produced by
Omar Peraza .... executive producer
Milka Stanisic .... producer
Millie Stanisic .... producer
Anthony J. Vorhies .... producer
Original Music by
Kenneth Lampl 
Cinematography by
Brian O'Carroll (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Egon Kirincic 
Casting by
James Calleri 
Production Design by
Mary Frederickson 
Art Direction by
Derek Wang 
Set Decoration by
Joel Custer 
Costume Design by
Lisa Padovani 
Makeup Department
Fabian Garcia .... hair department head
David Kalahiki .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Katherine Hinchey .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Lazar .... second assistant director
Jason Rody .... first assistant director
Melinda Ziyadat .... second second assistant director
Art Department
David Brenner .... on-set dresser
Anita Chacinska .... assistant property master
Heather Corbett .... additional set dresser
Marissa Kotsilimbas .... property master
Sound Department
Eli Cohn .... adr recordist
John D'Aquino .... sound designer
John D'Aquino .... supervising sound editor
Mark Garcia .... sound effects editor
Mike Guarino .... production sound mixer
Fredrick Helm .... dialogue editor
Gary Millus .... assistant sound editor
Eric Offin .... re-recording mixer
Guillermo Pena-Tapia .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Tate Steinsiek .... special effects
Chaz Melendez .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Amenta .... gaffer
Chris Aran .... additional first assistant camera
Rebecca Arndt .... first assistant camera
Afton Grant .... Steadicam operator
Marshall Korshak .... second assistant camera
Aaron Medick .... Steadicam operator
Christian Miller .... electrician
Don Rittner .... set photographer
Nicole Signore .... still photographer
David Weaver .... camera production assistant
Casting Department
Katherine Hinchey .... additional casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rebecca Gold .... costume intern
Rebecca Gold .... wardrobe intern
Jennifer Schilling .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Mike Selemon .... assistant editor
Music Department
Christopher Covert .... music consultant
Other crew
Katri Billard .... script supervisor
Nicholas DiCenzo .... production office coordinator
Bennett Fidlow .... production legal
Antonio 'Blue' Green .... production assistant
Squat Jeffries .... production assistant
Kim Justice .... production coordinator
Anthony M. Laura .... pre-production intern
Kevin Ouellette .... production assistant
Valerie Pierre-Louis .... assistant to production coordinator
David Zani .... production assistant (uncredited)
Shashi Balooja .... special thanks
April Crisafulli .... thanks
Dannielle Rose .... special thanks

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

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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
More character study than suspense/murder mystery, 15 August 2009
Author: bham_man34 from United States

This is not your typical murder mystery but rather a portrait based somewhat on conjecture of alleged murderess Barbara Hoffman. It's one of those movies that leaves things open-ended as far as what actually happened and what motivated the characters' actions. Also, the film's perspective and time-line both shift with no easily discernible pattern. The focus is really on the enigmatic personality of the main character and to a lesser extent that of her strange boyfriend. The chills and thrills are more of the intellectual sort than the edge-of-your-seat draw of a typical thriller. In a nutshell, the film is subtle. It's also very well-made. The acting is superb, the 70's sets and costumes spot on, the outdoor scenery appropriately stark, and the editing, which can be very tricky in a film of this nature, works really well. My one complaint was the courtroom scene at the beginning of the film. I would have preferred the suspense of not knowing the verdict until the end of the film. Other than that, it's an interesting film that ponders the mysteries of the human psyche, and well worth watching.

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