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Cold in July (2014)

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When a protective father meets a murderous ex-con, both need to deviate from the path they are on as they soon find themselves entangled in a downwards spiral of lies and violence while having to confront their own inner psyche.


Jim Mickle
1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Vinessa Shaw ... Ann
Michael C. Hall ... Dane
Ken Holmes ... Burglar
Nick Damici ... Price
Brogan Hall ... Jordan
Rachel Zeiger-Haag ... Valerie
Lanny Flaherty ... Jack Crow
Kristin Griffith ... Kay
Happy Anderson ... Ted
Sam Shepard ... Russel
Kris Eivers Kris Eivers ... Detective
Joseph Harrell Joseph Harrell ... Officer Kevin
Joe Lanza ... Officer #1
Soraya Butler ... Female Officer
Wyatt Russell ... Freddy


A terrified man Richard (Michael Hall) accidentally shoots a burglar inside his house. He is assured by the cop (Nick Damici) that it was purely self defense n the burglar was a wanted fella. Richard shaken by the experience n not proud by the incident, visits the cemetery on the burglar's burial day n gets confronted by Ben, a paroled convict n the dead burglar's dad. Ben indirectly threatens and praises Richard's family pic which he saw in the newspaper. The cops cant arrest Ben as he hasn't done anything n cant give Richard official police protection.. Written by Fella_shibby@yahoo.com

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How many men can one bullet kill?


Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Both main characters Michael C. Hall (Dexter) and Don Johnson (Miami Vice) both played in TV series based in Miami. See more »


Two 1989 Texas license plates shown, BEQ 9C5 and HJQ 3F2, were part of a numbering series not in use in 1989. See more »


[first lines]
Ann: [urgently whispering in the dark] Richard. Richard.
Richard Dane: [stirring awake] Yeah?
Ann: I think I heard something.
Richard Dane: [runs to a box in the closet and shakily loads his gun] Stay here...
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References The Howdy Doody Show (1947) See more »


Bowling Ball Blues
Written and Performed by Mack Fields
Courtesy of Fervor Records Vintage Masters
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User Reviews

Didn't disappoint!
4 July 2014 | by TommyT14See all my reviews

The cast fit the roles perfectly, Michael C Hall performance grows as his character evolves during the film, Sam Shepard plays it cool throughout and Don Johnson, my favourite character, as the private detective is a breath of fresh air in an otherwise intense, gritty thriller.

The overall 80s theme is apparent throughout, the soundtrack by Jeff Grace is very similar to that of a John Carpenter score.

I went into this film with quite high expectations after watching the trailer, the story line kept me on my toes with plenty of twists and turns i wasn't expecting at all, a killer soundtrack, awesome cast and an indie look and feel about it similar to the film 'Drive' – Cold in July certainly didn't disappoint. Well worth a watch!


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Release Date:

31 December 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold in July See more »

Filming Locations:

Kingston, New York, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,317, 25 May 2014

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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