Winter Kills (1977)

Winter Kills (1977)

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In this film, Jeff Bridges stars as the scion of a powerful Kennedyesque family, who has done his best to make himself obscure after the assassination of his brother, the former President of the U.S. Bridges is introduced to a terminally ill gentleman who claims to have been "the second assassin."
Rating:
R
Genre:
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
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On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
AVCO Embassy Pictures

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Cast

Jeff Bridges
as Nick Kegan
John Huston
as Pa Kegan
Anthony Perkins
as John Ceruti
Eli Wallach
as Joe Diamond
Sterling Hayden
as Z.K. Dawson
Dorothy Malone
as Emma Kegan
Tomás Milian
as Frank Mayo
Belinda Bauer
as Yvette Malone
Ralph Meeker
as Gameboy Baker
Richard Boone
as Keifitz
Elizabeth Taylor
as Lola Comante
Donald Moffat
as Captain
Brad Dexter
as Capt. Heller
Peter Brandon
as Doctor
Ed Madsen
as Captain Two
Irving Selbst
as Irving Mentor
Chris Soldo
as Jeffreys
Robert Courleigh
as 1st Mate of T.K.
Joe Spinell
as Arthur Fletcher
Ira S. Rosenstein
as Orderly on T.K.
Kyle Morris
as John Kullens
Phil Lito
as Police Driver
Barbara Richert
as Woman Cyclist
Jake Strider Hughes
as Child on Cycle
Patrice Bough
as Secretary One
Eloise Hardt
as Secretary Two
Gladys Hill
as Rosemary
Kim O'Brien
as 1st Blonde Girl
Candice Rialson
as 2nd Blonde Girl
Bill P. Wilson
as Admiral
Loyd Catlett
as Z.K. Dawson
Michael Bond
as Flight Engineer
Helene Fagan
as Stewardess
Gianni Russo
as Copilot
Peter Koshel
as Cop/Casino Latino
Lissette
as Cuban Singer
Robert F. Boyle
as Desk Clerk
Sidney Lanier
as Raymond the Butler
Helen Curry
as Black Maid
Rick Lynn Thomas
as Maitre d'
Jesse Veliz
as Cuban Man in Havana
Robert Wolcott
as Shoeshine Boy
Agneta Eckemyr
as Nurse One
Tisa Farrow
as Nurse Two
Billie Allen
as Receptionist
Joe Ragno
as Doorman
Loutz Gage
as Butler
Camilla Sparv
as Beautiful Woman
Andrea Claudio
as Beautiful Woman
Erin Gray
as Beautiful Woman
Susan Walden
as Beautiful Woman
Rebecca Grimes
as Beautiful Woman
Jennifer Keith
as Beautiful Woman
Amanda Jones
as Beautiful Woman
Berry Berenson
as Morgue Attendant
Tim Culbertson
as Security Guard
Regis Mull
as Cop with Keifetz
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Critic Reviews for Winter Kills

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4)

Huston gives a powerhouse performance, and Bridges, always likeable, runs through his repertoire of facial expressions and grimaces, but it's a lost cause.

Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

An excellent conspiracy thriller of unusual blackness and wit.

Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Winter Kills" isn't exactly a comedy, but it's funny. And it isn't exactly serious, but it takes on the serious business of the Kennedy assassination.

May 8, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

The film is funny, but it's frightening and vertiginous, too -- a complex tone that apparently left audiences baffled.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Though it garnered little attention in theaters, it has become a cult favorite on video.

Full Review… | January 29, 2010
TV Guide

As an absurdist take on conspiracy thrillers, it's close to brilliant -- assuming you get the joke, which audiences don't seem to have in 1979.

Full Review… | October 22, 2008
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Winter Kills

½

A pretty damn entertaining little flick. The jokes didn't much do it for me but a fantastic cast and good pacing really keeps this chugging along. The story behind the making of this movie was more interesting to me than the actual movie though, I have to admit.

Jenna Ipcar
Jenna Ipcar

This one was pretty awesome, strange and funny. Great cast! Need to watch again, there was so much going on. And there seems to be a bit of mystery behind the making of the movie. There's a featurette about it on the bonus DVD that I shall be watching soon.

Brandon Brendel
Brandon Brendel

never heard of this movie? you too? me neither, till recently, and I'm happy to report that it's awesome, most of the time. If only for the cast (and that it's like the weird step-brother of Manchurian Candidate, also by Condon) you owe it to yourself to see it.

Jack Gattanella
Jack Gattanella

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