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Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)

R | | Crime, Drama | 3 April 2009 (USA)
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Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.


Eric Mandelbaum


Karl Harter (book), Michael Caughill (screenplay) | 3 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Thora Birch ... Barbara Hoffman
Keith Carradine ... Detective Lulling
Brendan Sexton III ... Jerry Davies
Leo Fitzpatrick ... Detective Couture
Dan Moran ... Harry Berge
Dean Winters ... Ken Curtis
Colleen Camp ... Jerry's Mother
Tony Cucci Tony Cucci ... The Big Guy
Scott Cohen ... Barbara's Lawyer
Adam Ferrara ... Assistant District Attorney
Derek Cecil ... District Attorney
Tom O'Rourke ... Medical Examiner
Steven Randazzo Steven Randazzo ... Harry's Lawyer
Marsha Dietlein ... Harry's Sister (as Marsha Dietlein Bennett)
Jen Jones Jen Jones ... Jerry's Neighbor


Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Sex. Passion. Betrayal. Murder.


Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content, disturbing images and some drug material

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[first lines]
Judge: Will the defendant and her counsel please rise... Mr. Foreman, have you come to a unanimous verdict?
Foreman: We have your honor.
Judge: On the charge of first degree murder of Harry Berge, how do you find the defendant?
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Crazy Credits

A remarkable number of people were thanked at the conclusion of the film. Under the heading Thanks to: there were 158 individuals named. Then under the heading Special Thanks to: there were 184 organisations, cities, and individuals named. Finally under the heading Very Special Thanks a further 22 individuals were named. These were followed by the logos of 6 corporations. That's 370 "thank you"s. See more »


Unstable Mind
Written by Jenda Wight , Nicholas Rosenthal, and Tommy Mokas
Performed by Jenda Wight
Courtesy of The Next Ajenda Publishing and Casa Nova Studios Publishing
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Good performances, cheap look
4 April 2014 | by bob-larranceSee all my reviews

Thora Birch is a pretty good performer. I don't know how she got roped into this project, perhaps boredom? Clearly, not for the money.

Overall, the acting is a bit above average. The story is solid, with a few nice twists. If you are into it for only average plus acting and a neat little screenplay then maybe this is your thing.

But, where the movie truly suffers is in production. Bad lighting, lousy camera work, below average editing, all those little things that might have completed the project nicely are just not very good.

I wonder if the stated budget here is correct, $1,000,000? To be honest, these days that is a bit beneath chump change for a film. But, if that number is true then another mystery solved, Why is Winter of Frozen Dreams so not-very-good? You get what you pay for.

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Release Date:

3 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dupla Personalidade See more »

Filming Locations:

Schenectady, New York, USA See more »


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,606, 12 April 2009

Gross USA:


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