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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.

Director:

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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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:

Chlód 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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Color

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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

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

Features Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Back Of My Smile
Written by Kasey Lansdale
Performed by Kasey Lansdale
Courtesy of Blue Siren Records
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Perfectly paced, taunt and suspenseful thriller.
13 July 2014 | by lboyajianpattersonSee all my reviews

This is a very well made film, It's taunt, suspenseful and has you sitting on the edge of your seat. It's a story thats believable with twists and unexpected turns.

Michael Hall was wonderful as the gay undertaker in 6 Feet Under, then as the emotionless killer in Dexter. He is excellent as the caring, protective father who accidentally kills an intruder and is unwillingly to be given the mantle of hero.

When Sam Shepard comes after him, it's easy to think that logical consequences should play out but compassion steps in and that's where the story takes off in a different direction.

You will be glued to your seat and with the music perfectly and simply building the tension, in walks the fabulous character, and much needed comic relief of Don Johnson. I never thought much of Don Johnson that this role is outstanding. I think that often there is a role in a movie that is so unusual and outstanding that you should see the whole movie for it, and his role is such a role.

He really should get a supporting actor nominee for his perfect portrayal of this offbeat character.

The movie is a puzzle and the pieces all fit together. There are three great performances of the male leads, and the performance of the wife is very good as well. There were some clever touches to create a film noir feel to this film when certain scenes would subtly go to black and white.

This is a well crafted, well acted, not to be missed film, though if you're seeking light and breezy, this isn't it.


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