Winter Kills

Winter Kills

Jeff Bridges
Director: William Richert Cast: Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
, John Huston
John Huston
, Anthony Perkins
Anthony Perkins
William Richert

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Overview

Based on a novel by the iconoclastic Richard Condon (of Manchurian Candidate and Prizzi's Honor fame), Winter Kills was one of the vanguard efforts in the "JFK conspiracy" school of literature. Jeff Bridges stars as Nick Kegan, the scion of a powerful Kennedyesque family, who has done his best to make himself obscure after the assassination of his older brother, the former president of the U.S. While working as an oil rigger, Nick is introduced to a terminally ill gentleman who claims to have been "the second assassin." His curiosity aroused, Nick begins digging into what was supposed to be a closed case -- and, predictably, what he finds out isn't pretty. This, however, is the only predictable element of this mesmerizingly mazelike yarn. A failure when first released, Winter Kills fared somewhat better when director William Richert arranged to rerelease the film through his own company and restore several scenes that had been cut by its previous backers. Elizabeth Taylor appears uncredited as one "Lola Comante."


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Product Details

Release Date: 11/12/2019
UPC: 0738329240332
Original Release: 1979
Rating: R
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 12,095

Special Features

Audio Commentary with Writer/Director William Richert; Who Killed Winter Kills?: Interviews with William Richert, Stars Jeff Bridges, & Belinda Bauer, Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond and Production Designer Robert Boyle; Reunion: William Reichert and Jeff Bridges reminisce about making Winter Kills ; Star Stories: William Reichert remembers his Winter Kills cast; Radio spot; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeff Bridges Nick Kegan
John Huston Pa Kegan
Anthony Perkins John Ceruti
Sterling Hayden Z.K. Dawson
Eli Wallach Joe Diamond
Dorothy Malone Emma Kegan
Richard Boone Keifitz
Belinda Bauer Yvette Malone
Ralph Meeker Gameboy Baker
Toshiro Mifune Keith
Elizabeth Taylor Lola Comante (uncredited)
Joe Spinell Arthur Fletcher
Tomas Milian Frank Mayo
Gladys Hill Rosemary
Lissette Cuban Singer
Donald Moffat Captain
Joe Ragno Doorman
Tim Culbertson Security Guard
David Spielberg Miles Garner
Brad Dexter Capt. Heller One
Irving Selbst Irving Mentor
Billie Allen Receptionist
Berry Berenson Morgue Attendant
Michael Bond Flight Engineer
Robert F. Boyle Desk Clerk
Peter Brandon Doctor
Loyd Catlett Z.K. Dawson Guard
Agneta Eckemyr Nurse One
Tisa Farrow Nurse Two
Loutz Gage Butler
Erin Gray Beautiful Woman Three
Rebecca Grimes Beautiful Woman Four
Eloise Hardt Secretary Two
Amanda Jones Beautiful Woman Seven
Peter Kilman Pilot
Kyle Morris John Kullens
Candice Rialson 2nd Blonde Girl
Gianni Russo Co-Pilot
Chris Soldo Jeffreys
Camilla Sparv Beautiful Woman One
Susan Walden Beautiful Woman Three

Technical Credits
William Richert Director,Screenwriter
Del Acevedo Makeup
Robert F. Boyle Production Designer
David Bretherton Editor
Robert de Mora Costumes/Costume Designer
Leonard J. Goldberg Executive Producer
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
Augie Lohman Special Effects
Norman Newberry Art Director
Chris Newman Sound/Sound Designer
Arthur Jeph Parker Set Decoration/Design
Peter R. Scoppa Asst. Director
John H. Starke Associate Producer
Robert Sterling Executive Producer
Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Winter Kills
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [8:56]
2. Chapter 2 [10:10]
3. Chapter 3 [13:29]
4. Chapter 4 [13:54]
5. Chapter 5 [15:07]
6. Chapter 6 [14:13]
7. Chapter 7 [9:25]
8. Chapter 8 [11:08]
9. Chapter 9 [:01]

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