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Mister Frost (1990)

A serial killer gets sent to a mental institution, but as his insidious presence cause the doctors and orderlies to receive strange visions, his psychiatrist tries to find out his true identity.

Director:

Philippe Setbon (as Philip Setbon)

Writers:

Derry Hall (adaptation), Brad Lynch | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Goldblum ... Mr. Frost
Alan Bates ... Felix Detweiler
Kathy Baker ... Dr. Sarah Day
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Inspector Corelli
Daniel Gélin ... Simon Scolari
François Négret François Négret ... Christopher Kovac
Maxime Leroux Maxime Leroux ... Frank Larcher
Vincent Schiavelli ... Angelo, desk clerk
Roland Giraud ... Raymond Reynhardt
Catherine Allégret ... Dr. Corbin
Mike Marshall Mike Marshall ... Patrick Hollander
Henri Serre ... André Kovac
Charley Boorman ... Thief
Boris Bergman Boris Bergman ... Victor Sabowsky
Philippe Polet Philippe Polet ... Roland Day
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Storyline

Mr. Frost (Jeff Goldblum) is arrested and committed for murder after he is apprehended burying his victims in the garden. However, even while under psychiatric care and tight hospital security, it becomes obvious that Mr. Frost is not all he seems to be, but he is dangerous nonetheless. Written by Gregg Long <diggerblue@hotmail.com>

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He hasn't spoken a word in two years. No one knows his identity. Officially he doesn't exist... But 24 corpses do. See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Frost See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Mr. Frost: I am strong.
Dr. Sarah Day: Stronger than passing time.
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bizarre murder mystery/supernatural phenemona
20 August 2019 | by tdrishSee all my reviews

I really do not like this movie. And to be honest, I cannot figure out why. There's really no reason not to. A serial killer who may be involved in some supernatural phenomenon. Is he continuing his killing spree, even though he's locked up in a mental institution? Mister Frost does well as a thriller, and certainly it cannot be denied that serial killer films that involve paranormal activity is extremely rare. However, once again, you have helmed Goldblum as the leading role, and truth be told, I do like Jeff, but he's not that good of an actor to be casting as the lead role. That's your first problem. ( The only reason why it worked in The Fly was because he was in a suit, so please....shut up!) The lead character, however, and I know this sounds weird, but....Mister Frost actually has a charm about him. There's one scene in particular, when he slowly looks up, and you can see what looks like crystal orbs shining over his pupils. While the look says its something of the unknown going on here, it also says "I mean no harm", and yet he does! Mister Frost hits the mark almost every time, and again, I really cannot say for sure, even after all these years, why I would never watch this film again, but it just doesn't gel with me, even though the material works quite cleverly. The climax was a bit of let down, rushed, anti climatic. Just like that, its over. And just like that, Mister Frost is over. Beckons the question, who exactly IS Mister Frost? By the end of the film, don't be surprised if your still asking that question.


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