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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.

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Jim Mickle
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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.

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How many men can one bullet kill?

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Chłód w lipcu See more »

Filming Locations:

Kingston, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,000, 6 June 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$414,623, 4 July 2014
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When the main characters enter the building for the final confrontation, the song, 'Wait', by White Lion can be heard playing somewhere in the building. See more »

Goofs

When Jim Bob shows his private investigator ID, there is no photo, and it bears no resemblance to a Texas private investigator ID, which includes a photo (and did in 1989). See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

References The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Wait
Words and Music by Vito Bratta and Mike Tramp
Performed by White Lion
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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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!

7.5/10


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