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Cold in July (2014)

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When a protective father meets a murderous ex-con, both need to deviate from the path they are on as they soon find themselves entangled in a downwards spiral of lies and violence while having to confront their own inner psyche.

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Price
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Valerie
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Russel
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In 1989, in the east of Texas, Ann Dane overhears a noise during the night and awakes her husband Richard Dane. He picks up his gun and stumbles with a burglar in the living room and accidentally shoots and kills the intruder. He is identified by the police as the wanted criminal Freddy Russell, but Richard is affected by the incident. Richard goes to the cemetery to see Freddy's burial and his father Ben Russell, who is also a criminal on parole, talks to Richard and asks for his son. Richard brings his son from the school and meets his wife at the police station, but the police inspector Ray Price cannot do anything to help him. Soon Richard finds that someone has broken in his house and the police officers stake out the place. However Ben breaks in the house but escapes. Ray calls Richard to tell him that Ben was arrested in Mexico and the case is closed. While leaving the station, he sees a picture of Freddy Russell and he realizes that he is not the burglar. Richard ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for disturbing bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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31 December 2014 (France)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$65,000 (USA) (6 June 2014)

Gross:

$414,623 (USA) (4 July 2014)
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Cameo(Joe R. Lansdale): The author of the novel plays the priest at the graveside. See more »

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When Dane arrives at his store, a school-age boy on a bicycle is throwing newspapers. As Dane enters the store his wife calls him from school and tells him that students have been asking about the incident. The newspaper boy should have been in school. See more »

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Jim Bob: All right, boys, it's Howdy Doody time.
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Features Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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Words and Music by Vito Bratta and Mike Tramp
Performed by White Lion
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Didn't disappoint!
4 July 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The cast fit the roles perfectly, Michael C Hall performance grows as his character evolves during the film, Sam Shepard plays it cool throughout and Don Johnson, my favourite character, as the private detective is a breath of fresh air in an otherwise intense, gritty thriller.

The overall 80s theme is apparent throughout, the soundtrack by Jeff Grace is very similar to that of a John Carpenter score.

I went into this film with quite high expectations after watching the trailer, the story line kept me on my toes with plenty of twists and turns i wasn't expecting at all, a killer soundtrack, awesome cast and an indie look and feel about it similar to the film 'Drive' – Cold in July certainly didn't disappoint. Well worth a watch!

7.5/10


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