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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 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 »

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Comedy | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Congelado See more »

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Gross USA:

$294,266
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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Written and Performed by Mark Moulin and Grady Walker
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Lots of spirit in ragged, messy black comedy whose tone wavers from scene to scene
23 June 2006 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Low-budget dark comedy that goes in all directions yet does an early fade. Ex-Army buddies-turned-butcher shop partners argue over family business and one of them ends up dead; the first butcher mistakenly thinks he himself is the murderer...until his partner's widow starts acting suspiciously. Barely-released picture with a terrific cast does show spirit and promise; it has a quirky edge that is sometimes playful and sometimes prickly, but unfortunately nobody seems able to keep this movie on track, and the plot bursts like a balloon leaving nothing but dead space in the final third. The performers are very good, particularly John Lithgow and Bruce McGill, but the players, the direction and the script are not in synch. ** from ****


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