Cold in July

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How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of a low-life burglar, Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon... read more
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How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of a low-life burglar, Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben, rolls into town hell-bent on revenge. However, not all is as it seems. Shortly after Dane kills the home intruder, his life begins to unravel into a dark underworld of corruption and violence. Twists and turns continue to pile up as the film reaches its inevitable destination: a gore-soaked dead end. Michael C. Hall brings a shell-shocked vulnerability to his portrayal of Dane that contrasts perfectly with the grizzled "badasses" portrayed by Sam Shepard and Don Johnson. Directed with an excellent eye for the visual poetry of noir, this pulpy, southern-fried mystery is a throwback to an older breed of action films one where every punch and shotgun blast opens up both physical and spiritual wounds. Cold in July is hard to shake as an east Texas summer.

Original Release

01/30/2014

US Release

01/30/2014

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Cast

Michael C. Hall Dane / Richard Dane
Don Johnson Jim Bob
Sam Shepard Russel / Russell
Vinessa Shaw Ann / Ann Dane
Wyatt Russell Freddy
Nick Damici Price / Ray Price
Lanny Flaherty Jack Crow
Brianda Agramonte Young Latina Girl on Tape
Tim Lajcik Mex
Brogan Hall Jordan / Jordan Dane
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jim Mickle

Writers

Joe R. Lansdale, Nick Damici, Jim Mickle

Cast

Michael C. Hall Dane / Richard Dane
Don Johnson Jim Bob
Sam Shepard Russel / Russell
Vinessa Shaw Ann / Ann Dane
Wyatt Russell Freddy
Nick Damici Price / Ray Price
Lanny Flaherty Jack Crow
Brianda Agramonte Young Latina Girl on Tape
Tim Lajcik Mex
Brogan Hall Jordan / Jordan Dane
Ken Holmes Burglar
Rachel Zeiger-Haag Valerie
Kristin Griffith Kay
Laurent Rejto Perp
Kris Eivers Detective
Happy Anderson Ted
Joseph Anthony Jerez Big Man / l'homme gros
Joseph Harrell Officer Kevin
Soraya Butler Female Officer
Gregory Russell Cook Skinny Man

Producers

Manuel Chiche Executive Producer
Emilie Georges Executive Producer
Joel Thibout Executive Producer
Jean-Baptiste Babin Executive Producer
Robert Ogden Barnum Executive Producer
David Atlan Jackson Executive Producer
Nick Shumaker Executive Producer
Daniel Wagner Executive Producer
Jack Turner Executive Producer
Adam Folk Producer
Rene Bastian Producer
Linda Moran Producer
Marie Savare Producer
Joe R. Lansdale Producer
Lizz Morhaim Producer

Editors

John Paul Horstmann, Jim Mickle

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