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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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Storyline

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

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead of Winter See more »

Filming Locations:

Beaverton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$951,548, 8 February 1987

Gross USA:

$2,413,427

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,413,427
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film reunites Mary Steenburgen, Jan Rubes and Wayne Robson from Disney's One Magic Christmas (1985). See more »

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Telephone Operator: There is no 311 area code.
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Glad I watched this one on an exceptional hot summer night
31 July 2001 | by Joyce HauchartSee all my reviews

The critics for this movie in the local newspaper and also on IMDB said this movie is a give away thriller. I totally disagree. It may be true that it takes too much time before we are confronted with the new personage Steenburgen has to play, but overall this is a nice Mousetrap. The actors are very well casted on I was sometimes surprised with the plot twists. Music helps keeping up an eerie atmosphere. Don't watch this movie if you're alone at night


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