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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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Genres:

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:

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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Company Credits

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 film's co-writers, Mark Malone, also has a small role as Katie McGovern's brother, Roland. See more »

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Quotes

Telephone Operator: There is no 311 area code.
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Connections

References Rear Window (1954) See more »

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Well done thriller of 80's
29 June 2015 | by nexus-37See all my reviews

I didn't know what to except, reviews didn't give a clue what I'm going to watch.

Well first of all, big minus for the beginning, somewhere in 10 minutes or so you get the idea of whole movie. Don't get me wrong, this was very interesting and very well acted and all, nicely put together, and the ending was little twist that saved a lot.

Few parts doesn't make any sense in the movie but that didn't bother me. It was lovely to watch the whole movie with huge interest for the ending.

Truly worth of watch if you can handle thrillers and 80's style doesn't bother you.

And for the last words, this was pretty original for a thriller.. legendary maybe. Now I got lost in nostalgic, enjoy!


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