Out Cold (1989)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Thriller

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Sunny is married to Ernie and their marriage is on the rocks. One evening drunken Ernie and Dave have a fight which results in Ernie getting knocked out in the fridge where he dies during the night.


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21 June 2005 | vchimpanzee
Silly and dark farce; it got better as time passed
Ernie and Dave were butchers in the army (during the opening credits photos of them in their uniforms, along with Sunny, are shown). They open their own butcher shop, and Ernie is married to Sunny. Ernie is abusive, and Sunny is cheating on him. And the door to the freezer in the butcher shop keeps closing and locking when someone is inside.

John Lithgow is at his best playing nervous characters who panic over every little thing. Of course, in this movie his character has plenty of reason to be nervous, and it doesn't help that Sunny is hiding some very important information from him. Teri Garr is not only good-looking but comes across as quite calm and pretty much in control. Randy Quaid is quite goofy as the detective Sunny hires to help her divorce Ernie. Like Dave, the detective also thinks he knows something that we know isn't true, and the results can be quite funny.

This wasn't all that great at first, but as the situations got sillier, I was really enjoying it. I've seen better movies like this, but this was pretty good.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$201,499 5 March 1989

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