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Out Cold (1989)

Sunny is married to the butcher Ernie; their marriage is about to end as both of them have affairs. Thus Sunny hires Lester Atlas as private investigator in order to collect proofs for the ... See full summary »

Director:

Malcolm Mowbray

Writers:

Leonard Glasser (story), Leonard Glasser (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Alcalde Laura Alcalde ... Customer #2
Madison Arnold ... Plumber #1
Carmen Alvarez Block Carmen Alvarez Block ... Mrs. Rifkin
Lisa Blount ... Phyllis
Alan Blumenfeld ... Lew
Thomas Byrd Thomas Byrd ... Mr. Holstrom (as Tom Byrd)
Frederick Coffin ... Sgt. Haroldson
Richard Embardo Richard Embardo ... Frankie
Teri Garr ... Sunny
Carole Goldman ... Mrs. Colby
Debra Lamb ... Panetti's Dancer (as Deborah Lamb)
James Lashly ... Cop #1 (as James Lashley)
John Lithgow ... Dave
Ada Maris ... Customer #1
Bruce McGill ... Ernie
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Storyline

Sunny is married to the butcher Ernie; their marriage is about to end as both of them have affairs. Thus Sunny hires Lester Atlas as private investigator in order to collect proofs for the divorce. One evening drunken Ernie and his partner Dave have a fight in the butchery with the result of Ernie getting knocked out in the fridge where he dies during the night. But it was not Dave's fault but intentional murder by Sunny. Only Lester has proofs so Sunny kills him, too. Thus she only has to kill Dave to get rid of all witnesses, but he can free himself out of the fridge and wants to take revenge... Written by Volker Boehm

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A chilling, hilarious comedy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Congelado See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$201,499, 5 March 1989

Gross USA:

$294,266

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$294,266
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Teri Garr and Bruce McGill also appeared in Tales from the crypt episode The Trap (1991). See more »

Goofs

When Sunny first meets with Atlas Investigations, the Honda car carrier ship appears, disappears, and then reappears in the window behind them. See more »


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She's My Girl
Written and Performed by Mark Moulin and Grady Walker
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Good cast, good plot, but rhythm is off
25 October 2012 | by btm1See all my reviews

The plot of "Out Cold" could have made a movie as funny as the 1950's era Alec Guinness/Ealing Studios comedies. But something didn't click for me in the way "Out Cold" was filmed. Most notably, the music was way off. Music and sound effects was a big part of the Guinness comedies. But in addition to the poor music choices and lack of comic sound effects, there were stretches that didn't seem to accomplish anything except take up time.

There is a twist at the end of "Out Cold" that is left for the viewer to interpret. Was Dave (John Lithgow) not the bumbling naif he seemed to be?


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