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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 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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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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Crime | Thriller

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

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Trivia

In September 2013, Sam Shepard, Don Johnson, and Vinessa Shaw joined Michael C. Hall, who had already been cast. Because he played a killer on Dexter, Hall said that the script quieted any concerns he had about being typecast. Cold in July was filmed after Dexter ended, and Hall was drawn to the role based on his desire to play a more normal character; Hall called the role therapeutic, as it allowed him to move on from playing the iconic serial killer Dexter Morgan. The role further appealed to Hall for his character's lack of control over his own life, which contrasted strongly with the self-assured and in-control Dexter. See more »

Goofs

Jim Bob mentions the (Texas) DMV. There was no DMV in Texas when the movie was set. In 1989 those functions were handled by the Texas Department of Transportation. The Texas DMV came into existence in 2009. 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 Master: Max (1984) See more »

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Forgetting You
Written by Osbie McClinton
Performed by James Carr
Courtesy of Ace Records Ltd.
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Good run through with a bit emotional detachment
4 April 2015 | by SatiagoManezSee all my reviews

The story line is simple and clear but not completely convincing in all aspects. But the screenplay is the one that makes to hold on to the movie till the end without letting you think about the logics. The music and some of the performances like Sam Shepard's have been partners to the screenplay.

But towards the end of the movie, You think about Richard's involvement to the plan is so lightly touched making the characterization contradictory to itself. A citizen with clear records, a responsible family man who tries to safe guard the family under any circumstances turns out to be warrior keeping aside the family for a while. That itches a bit ! Doesn't it.

Other than that, it is a movie that you can watch for once without much regrets.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold in July See more »

Filming Locations:

Kingston, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,317, 25 May 2014

Gross USA:

$427,418

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,547,630
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2.35 : 1
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