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A Cool, Dry Place (1998)

PG-13 | | Drama | 29 January 1999 (USA)
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Russell, single father balances his work as a lawyer with the care of his five-year-old son, after his wife abandoned them. When she reappears creating turmoil, he must deal with his new love interest and a job opportunity of a lifetime.

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John N. Smith

Writers:

Michael Grant Jaffe (novel), Matthew McDuffie (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vince Vaughn ... Russell Durrell
Monica Potter ... Kate Durrell
Joey Lauren Adams ... Beth Ward
Bobby Moat Bobby Moat ... Calvin Durrell
Devon Sawa ... Noah Ward
Todd Louiso ... Bob Harper
Jenny Robertson ... Joyce Ives
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Charlotte (as Siobhan Fallon)
Chris Bauer ... Larry Ives (as Christopher Bauer)
Nicholas Campbell ... Frankie Gooland
Aleksa Palladino ... Bonnie
Janet Kidder ... Carol Holman
Doug Wert ... Tom Johnson
Skipp Sudduth ... Jack Newbauer
Dara Perlmutter Dara Perlmutter ... Megan
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Storyline

A single father balances his work as an attorney with the care of his five-year-old son and his work as a high school basketball coach in rural Kansas, where he moved after his wife abandoned him in Chicago. Just as he starts to develop a new relationship with a veterinarian's assistant, his ex-wife suddenly reappears and wants to re-assert herself in her husband and son's life. On top of the romantic conflict, he is also suddenly presented with the opportunity of a lifetime to join a major firm in Dallas. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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love, sex and starting over...

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Goofs

When Calvin is eating his cheeseburger as it falls you can see the cheese on it but in the next angle when it's falling down his lap there is no cheese on the patty. See more »

Quotes

Kate Durrell: [to Russ] When I was in the bathroom, I was thinking about the time, God, I don't even think Calvin was 6-months-old, when we were down at the lake. And it started to rain, and you put him in the ice chest, you covered him - you covered him with a blanket. And that's the way I always think of him when I think of him with you. Y'know, being safe and protected in a cool dry place.
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Connections

Features Battle Creek Brawl (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

I Need Some Air
Written by Otis Spann
Performed by Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson (as Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson) and The Magic Rockers
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An excellent piece of film!
18 September 2005 | by firesosweetieSee all my reviews

Vince Vaughn is very convincing as a single father in this film! The most intriguing feature of this film is Vince out of funny! This is my first experience with him not trying to make me laugh, and yes, he did make me cry! Torn between new love, new job, old feelings and a child, his character took me on a roller-coaster ride that didn't end until the credits rolled!!! If you see no other Vaughn movie this one is a must! Not only is the story great, but Vince is gentle and compassionate; a father that takes his job as a parent most seriously. The angst in his day-to-day struggle as a parent and a man will leave you thinking about parenthood long after the movie has ended!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dance Real Slow See more »

Filming Locations:

Brampton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,706, 31 January 1999

Gross USA:

$4,390

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,390
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Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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