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Cold Comes the Night (2013)

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A struggling motel owner and her daughter are taken hostage by a nearly blind career criminal to be his eyes as he attempts to retrieve his cash package from a crooked cop.

Director:

Tze Chun

Writers:

Tze Chun, Oz Perkins (as Osgood Perkins) | 1 more credit »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alice Eve ... Chloe
Ursula Parker ... Sophia
Logan Marshall-Green ... Billy
Sarah Sokolovic ... Gwen
Ashlie Atkinson ... Social Worker
Robin Lord Taylor ... Quincy
Bryan Cranston ... Topo
Dylan Chalfy ... Police Officer
Eleni Lucas ... Cashier
Marceline Hugot ... Denise
Erin Cummings ... Amber
Leo Fitzpatrick ... Donnie From Cincinnati
Robert Prescott Robert Prescott ... Detective
Stephen Sheffer ... Jacques
Chazz Menendez ... Thick Thug
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Storyline

A struggling motel owner and her daughter are taken hostage by a nearly blind career criminal to be his eyes as he attempts to retrieve his cash package from a crooked cop.

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Taglines:

Sometimes the fight of your life comes in the dead of night.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold Quarter See more »

Filming Locations:

Windham, New York, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

At 00:24:07, when in car with Topo and her mom, Chloe wants to play "I Spy". Looking at Bryan Cranston, she says "I spy with my little eye, something white". Can be writers' nod to Walter White, Cranston's famous character from Breaking Bad. See more »

Goofs

When Quincy gets in the car at the mini mart you can see exhaust coming out of the tale pipe he talks to Topo about going to a motel then he starts the engine. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sophia: I don't wanna go to school. I said I don't wanna go to school.
Chloe: Oh, is that what that was?
Sophia: Mom...
Chloe: You can't stay here with me all day, Sophia.
Sophia: You know how to do a lot of things. You are very smart. Smarter than me, definitely. Then why do I have to go to school?
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Crazy Credits

'HHH Duck' is listed in the Stunts section of the credits as playing 'Mr. Jones the Turtle' (Sophia's pet - a painted turtle). 'HHH' stands for 'Horny Horny Horny'. See more »

Soundtracks

SHACKLES DOWN
Written by Adam Kramer Benny Clark & Chris Croxton
Performed by The Broken Spurs
Courtesy of SONABLAST! RECORDS LLC
Published by NULUBLAST! SONGS (SESAC), ADAM KRAMER SONGS (SESAC), CHRIS CROXTON SONGS (SESAC), HOOKLINEANDSINKER (SESAC)
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"Because good help is hard to find"
5 March 2014 | by doug_park2001See all my reviews

Nothing truly special or unusual: Just a really good crime drama that's a little too well-acted and realistic to be labeled a "thriller." COLD COMES the NIGHT is grimly riveting and constantly leaves you wondering what will happen next. Some layers, twists, and reversals, but it's still very easy to follow and, therefore, may be a little too episodic and simple for some tastes.

CCN has a minimalistic low-budget appeal to it. We don't know a whole lot about the various players in the smaller town Mid-Atlantic setting. Nevertheless, it shows us all we really need to know. Violent, disturbing, but without cheap schlocky gore. I kept thinking, "This is how real murders must look and, especially, sound." Alice Eve gives a plain yet memorable performance as Chloe, a tough but compassionate single mother who manages the sleazy motel where all the trouble starts. The other actors do likewise in their roles. The script and cinematography are similarly real. Nice ending. Good, fitting soundtrack too. Though it doesn't try for anything big, COLD COMES the NIGHT accomplishes all it sets out to do and is a very watchable little film.


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