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Cold Creek Manor (2003)

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A family relocates from the city to a dilapidated house in the country that was once a grand estate. As they begin renovations, they discover their new home harbors a secret and may not be completely free of its former inhabitant.

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Mike Figgis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Cooper Tilson
Sharon Stone ... Leah Tilson
Stephen Dorff ... Dale Massie
Juliette Lewis ... Ruby
Kristen Stewart ... Kristen Tilson
Ryan Wilson ... Jesse Tilson
Dana Eskelson ... Sheriff Ferguson
Christopher Plummer ... Mr. Massie
Simon Reynolds ... Ray Pinski
Kathleen Duborg Kathleen Duborg ... Ellen Pinski
Paula Brancati ... Stephanie Pinski
Aidan Devine ... Skip Linton
Wayne Robson ... Stan Holland
Jordan Pettle ... Declan
Ray Paisley Ray Paisley ... Dink
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Storyline

Wanting to escape city life for the countryside, New Yorkers Cooper Tilson (Quaid), his wife Leah (Stone) and their two children move into a dilapidated old mansion still filled with the possessions of the previous family. Turning it into their dream house soon becomes a living nightmare when the previous owner (Dorff) shows up, and a series of terrifying incidents lead them on a spine-tingling search for clues to the estate's dark and lurid past... Written by Gavin Nelson

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Have you ever wondered what happened in your house before you lived there? See more »


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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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USA | Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Devil's Throat See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,190,574, 21 September 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,384,035, 30 November 2003
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Plummer only spent two days on the set. He was shooting one day, each with Dennis Quaid and Stephen Dorff. See more »

Goofs

When the Tilson family is moving in the house, as the camera follows them inside the house you can see the shadow of the mic following as well. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Massie: Give me another chocolate cherry.
Cooper Tilson: [sees that the box is empty] Uh... there aren't anymore.
Mr. Massie: [after a moment's beat] You little shit!
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Referenced in The Messengers (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

On the Road Again
Written by Alan Wilson and Floyd Jones
Performed by Canned Heat
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Not so bad
16 December 2007 | by jackcadeSee all my reviews

Generally speaking I will buy the DVD of any movie starring Juliette Lewis, so I finally caught up with "Cold Creek Manor" when I found it on DVD. I expected it to be pretty bad because of what I've read about it. But it's not so bad a film. I stayed with it anyway. Juliette, as usual, is wasted in a thankless part. It's a shame these days that genuinely fine actors do these trailer trash kind of roles, mostly because big stars and lesser actors won't do them. If Juliette was around in the old days she would have had the roles they gave Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland or Joan Crawford. Today she does roles like this (not to mention her career nadir in an episode of the mind-numbingly awful "My Name is Earl"). Dennis Quaid, Shane Stone and the young actors playing their children are very good. I really liked this family. I suppose the lack of suspense is due to the fact that there was little conflict between them other than the usual family gripes. There was an undeveloped plot point where Stone admits to considering an affair. This could have been interesting. Brad Pittish Stephen Dorff's character was underdeveloped. The gradual revelation of his past was not suspenseful enough to be effective and this is something of a fatal flaw. I am glad Mike Figgis scrapped the alternate ending that was included in the DVD's special features. But I think the pool scene might have worked, though it would have made the film unnecessarily longer. "Cold Creek Manor" reminded me "Straw Dogs" and pales in comparison. But on its own merits, it's nowhere near as bad as the comments on this website indicate. Worth a look.


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