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Dead of Winter (1987)

A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.

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Arthur Penn
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mary Steenburgen ... Julie Rose / Katie McGovern / Evelyn
Roddy McDowall ... Mr. Murray
Jan Rubes ... Dr. Joseph Lewis
William Russ ... Rob Sweeney
Ken Pogue ... Officer Mullavy
Wayne Robson ... Officer Huntley
Mark Malone Mark Malone ... Roland McGovern
Michael Copeman ... Highway Patrolman
Sam Malkin Sam Malkin ... Gas Jock
Pamela Moller Pamela Moller ... Woman at Audition
Dwayne McLean Dwayne McLean ... Killer
Paul Welsh Paul Welsh ... New Year's Eve Reveler
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Katie McGovern is a struggling actress living with her husband and her student brother, who is visiting. She attends an audition that she found in the paper and is selected to shoot a short video which will be sent to the director for his approval. Mr. Murray, the man holding the audition, picks Katie up and takes her to a remote mansion where they shoot the video. Katie is selected to replace the previous lead in the film who looks remarkably like her. Soon, however, things begin to look as if they are not what they seem. Katie soon realizes she is in danger and attempts escape. Written by Brian D. Switzer <bswitzer@uoguelph.ca>

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Froid comme la mort See more »

Filming Locations:

Beaverton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,413,427
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Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the co-writers, Mark Malone, also has a small roll as Katie's brother Roland. See more »

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Quotes

Telephone Operator: There is no 311 area code.
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References All My Children (1970) See more »

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A Remake of "My Name is Julie Ross" 1945
20 April 2007 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Enjoyed the 1945 film, "My Name is Julie Ross", 1945 starring Nina Foch, which was a great thrilling film for 1945. However, this 1987 remake held my interest from beginning to the very end. It was full of horror, thrills and plenty of chills in a very winter time of year with plenty of snow and howling winds and a creepy old home. Mary Steenburgen, (Julie Ross) plays the role of a struggling actress and tries out for an audition and secures the acting position and is required to stay in the producers home. Roddy McDowell, (Mr. Murray) guides Julie Ross into a large spider web of murder, torture and secret panels in the walls and plenty of blood. Jan Rubes, (Dr. Joseph Lewis) plays the so called doctor and producer who simply adores Julie Ross and simply does not want her to leave and go home to her husband. Mary Steenburgen gave an outstanding performance along with the great former actor, Roddy McDowell. Enjoy


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