Dead of Winter

Synopsis: Katie McGovern is a struggling actress living with her husband and her student brother, who is visiting. She attends an audition that she found in the paper and is selected to shoot a short video which will be sent to the director for his approval. Mr. Murray, the man holding the audition, picks Katie up and takes her to a remote mansion where they shoot the video. Katie is selected to replace the previous lead in the film who looks remarkably like her. Soon, however, things begin to look as if they are not what they seem. Katie soon realizes she is in danger and attempts escape.
Director(s): Arthur Penn
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

License, please.

Is there some sort

of problem, officer?

Your right

headlight's out.

Yeah, I know. I ve been

meaning to get it fixed,

but with

the holidays and all...

All right.

Cold night.

Cold night.

Ok. Stay sober.

Ok. Stay sober.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I ve got it.

Listen, if he's not here

in 5 minutes, I m gone.

listen, if he's not here

in 5 minutes, I m gone.

who gives you?

the most money?

Donny, that's who.

Do you know it's 7 below

in my window?

Oh, man, the white stuff

is a-comin' down.

We just got word

from the boys

at the weather bureau

that with the wind chill,

We re talkin'

a cool 40 below.

Good god!

So stay below--

Good god!

So stay below--



It s 40 below.

It s 40 below.

Stay in bed.

Stay in bed.

I have an audition.

I have an audition.

I ll give you

an audition.

I ll give you

an audition.



Wait. My kid brother.

Oh, he's asleep.

He s right there.

Who cares?

Go back to sleep.

Go back to sleep.



He s going home

in a few days.

He s going home

in a few days.

Where s my

new headshot?

Did you

print it up yet?

Oh, sh*t.


I ll do it right after

I finish my coffee.

I have an audition

in 45 minutes.

What is this?

You never should have told me

you were gonna do it

If you weren't gonna do it.

I m sorry. I forgot.

How could you forget?

You ve been sitting around

Watching football all weekend

With my brother.

I just forgot.

It happens,

for Christ s sake.

It s nothing

to get ticked about.

Who s ticked?



Don t worry about it.

I ll call the landlord.


You can't call him.

We re behind

in the rent.

Hey, I wasn't sleeping

too loud for you guys,

Was I?

No, Roland. Here.

Have some coffee.

No, Roland. Here.

Have some coffee.

Stop it.

I don't even

look like this anymore.

I don't even

look like this anymore.

My roommate went in

a while ago.

Oh, yeah?

What d she say?

The pay's good.

he was nice to her.


59, please.

oh, that's me.

see you.




I m Katie McGovern.

hi. I m number 59.

i'll be with you

in a mo--

I ll be with you

in a mo--

oh, well, you're, uh...

oh, well, you're, uh...

is something wrong?

oh, no.

no, it's

just that, uh...

uh, say something.

tell me something

about yourself.

tell me something

about yourself.

I did--uh, I have--

I did an under 5

on all my children.

I have 2

commercials running.

I toured in

taming of the shrew--

yes, yes, yes,

yes, um....

would you mind

turning to your left

just for a moment?

just for a moment?



oh, your hair.

tell me,

does it, um...

go up?

go up?

how's that?

how's that?



that's that.

that's that.

maybe you read about it

in the trades, hmm?


no? well...

she and the director

were at each other's



she left the set.


everybody thought

she would settle down

and come back

and finish the film,

but it has been

a week now,

and they are stuck.

have they closed down

the production?

oh, no.

they're up

in Canada,

shooting every foot

of every scene

in which

she's not involved,

but, you see,

she is the lead.

there is only so much

they can do without her,

so they must

find somebody

as quickly as possible

to fill her role.

to finish--

are you offering me

the part?

I am offering you

a chance at it.

you will have to go

upstate for a few days,

where we will

make you over.

you'll do a scene

on videotape.

that's so

the director can see

what you look like

on the screen.

now, for that,

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