A Cool Dry Place

1998

A Cool Dry Place

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54%

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60%

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Vince Vaughn stars in this drama about a single father trying to balance career ambitions against personal responsibilities. In A Cool Dry Place, Vaughn plays Russell, a lawyer in a small town in Kansas who has been raising his five-year-old son Calvin (Bobby Moat) on his own since his wife Kate (Monica Potter) left him without notice. After a year and a half as a single man, Russell is starting to rebuild his personal life and begins dating Beth (Joey Lauren Adams), a pretty veterinarian's assistant who has taken a shine to him. However, Russell's new relationship runs into rough waters when Kate returns, looking to re-establish her relationship with Calvin, and Russell is offered a high-paying job with a law firm in Dallas, TX. Director John N. Smith, best known for Dangerous Minds, shot the Kansas sequences on location in Ontario, Canada; Dallas, however, plays itself. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Cast

Vince Vaughn
as Russell
Bobby Moat
as Calvin
Todd Louiso
as Bob Harper
Jenny Robertson
as Joyce Ives
Nicholas Campbell
as Frankie Gooland
Chris Bauer
as Larry Ives
Janet Kidder
as Carol Holman
Doug Wert
as Tom Johnson
Skipp Sudduth
as Jack Newbauer
Jennifer Irwin
as Connie Harper
Ben Bass
as Placement Agent
Peter Costigan
as Gas Station Attendant
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  • Apr 17, 2016
    I'm shocked people aren't amazed at the child actor. Most kids over-act, and it's very annoying. This kid was phenomenal. It's refreshing when a movie has no car chase scenes, explosions, and no one getting shot. Just real life.
    Amy A Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2010
    This is one of my favorite Vince Vaughn movies. A single dad trying to be a good father to his adorable son. This is a very heart warming, cute movie.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 23, 2007
    Not worth it but maybe that is because Joey Lauren Adams just gets on my nerves.
    ~Lissa~ Super Reviewer
  • Apr 19, 2007
    A favorite. Love this movie!
    Leo L Super Reviewer

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