5.6/10
657
8 user 5 critic

Out Cold (1989)

Sunny is married to the butcher Ernie; their marriage is about to end as both of them have affairs. Thus Sunny hires Lester Atlas as private investigator in order to collect proofs for the ... See full summary »

Director:

Malcolm Mowbray

Writers:

Leonard Glasser (story), Leonard Glasser (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Out Cold (2001)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A snowboarder's plans for his own snowboard park go awry when an ex-girlfriend returns to town.

Directors: Brendan Malloy, Emmett Malloy
Stars: Flex Alexander, David Denman, A.J. Cook
Comedy | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After a sexual encounter with a beautiful client, a teenage delivery boy finds himself being turned into a vampire.

Director: Jimmy Huston
Stars: Robert Sean Leonard, Evan Mirand, LeeAnne Locken
Ladybugs (1992)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

To climb the corporate ladder to success, a guy agrees to coach the company's all girl soccer team with the help of his secret weapon: his fiancee's son.

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Jackée Harry, Jonathan Brandis
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A Chicago cop must balance loyalty to his overbearing mother and a relationship with a shy funeral home worker.

Director: Chris Columbus
Stars: John Candy, Maureen O'Hara, Ally Sheedy
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In Texas, Floyd is the owner of a decadent bar nearby the coast. He misses his wife Dorothy, who disappeared one year ago, and does not pay attention to the business, giving credit to ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Masterson
Stars: Gene Hackman, Teri Garr, Burgess Meredith
Cadillac Man (1990)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Joey gets 2 days to sell 12 cars to keep his job and keep his girlfriends happy. It gets worse. He's juggling 3 buyers when a guy with a machine gun crashes into the car dealership and takes everybody hostage.

Director: Roger Donaldson
Stars: Robin Williams, Tim Robbins, Pamela Reed
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A troubled Vietnam war vet deserts his wife and child shortly after he returns from the war. He returns after 10 years, where he's been living like an animal in the forest. He finds himself... See full summary »

Director: Rick Rosenthal
Stars: John Lithgow, Ralph Macchio, Kerrie Keane
Quick Change (1990)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Three thieves successfully rob a New York City bank, but making the escape from the city proves to be almost impossible.

Directors: Howard Franklin, Bill Murray
Stars: Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Randy Quaid
The Paper (1994)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

New York City tabloid editor Henry's faced with tough decisions while he faces several serious life challenges, and a tempting job offer.

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Michael Keaton, Glenn Close, Robert Duvall
Mannequin (1987)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A young artist, searching for his vocation, makes a mannequin so perfect he falls in love with it. Finding the mannequin in a store window, he gets a job there and his creation comes to life.

Director: Michael Gottlieb
Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, Estelle Getty
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Fred Tate is a prodigy. He's also a lonely, little boy with the emotional needs that his single mom covers. Worries about world problems gives him ulcer. He takes a quantum physics summer college class at 7.

Director: Jodie Foster
Stars: Jodie Foster, Dianne Wiest, Adam Hann-Byrd
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Emmett Malloy
Stars: Jason London, Lee Majors
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Alcalde Laura Alcalde ... Customer #2
Madison Arnold ... Plumber #1
Carmen Alvarez Block Carmen Alvarez Block ... Mrs. Rifkin
Lisa Blount ... Phyllis
Alan Blumenfeld ... Lew
Thomas Byrd Thomas Byrd ... Mr. Holstrom (as Tom Byrd)
Frederick Coffin ... Sgt. Haroldson
Richard Embardo Richard Embardo ... Frankie
Teri Garr ... Sunny
Carole Goldman ... Mrs. Colby
Debra Lamb ... Panetti's Dancer (as Deborah Lamb)
James Lashly ... Cop #1 (as James Lashley)
John Lithgow ... Dave
Ada Maris ... Customer #1
Bruce McGill ... Ernie
Edit

Storyline

Sunny is married to the butcher Ernie; their marriage is about to end as both of them have affairs. Thus Sunny hires Lester Atlas as private investigator in order to collect proofs for the divorce. One evening drunken Ernie and his partner Dave have a fight in the butchery with the result of Ernie getting knocked out in the fridge where he dies during the night. But it was not Dave's fault but intentional murder by Sunny. Only Lester has proofs so Sunny kills him, too. Thus she only has to kill Dave to get rid of all witnesses, but he can free himself out of the fridge and wants to take revenge... Written by Volker Boehm

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A chilling, hilarious comedy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Congelado See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$201,499, 5 March 1989

Gross USA:

$294,266

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$294,266
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Teri Garr and Bruce McGill also appeared in Tales from the crypt episode The Trap (1991). See more »

Goofs

When Sunny first meets with Atlas Investigations, the Honda car carrier ship appears, disappears, and then reappears in the window behind them. See more »


Soundtracks

She's My Girl
Written and Performed by Mark Moulin and Grady Walker
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not terribly successful, but not bad either.
26 May 2012 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

An effective star trio remains the principal attraction for the duration of this likable if unspectacular black comedy. John Lithgow stars as a wimpy butcher who discovers his business partner (Bruce McGill) has frozen to death inside their walk in freezer. See, the partner's frustrated wife (Teri Garr) had grown tired of the guy (he treats her like garbage, including cheating on her) and when she found him in there, seized her opportunity to get rid of him, and locked him in there. Now the guilt plagued Lithgow reluctantly helps her in her series of cover-ups as the private detective (Randy Quaid) whom she originally hired to dig up dirt on the husband is getting too close to finding out what's going on. It's a shame with such a good cast that there aren't more comedy fireworks here. There are certainly funny moments but none that stick out or are particularly memorable. It *is* funny seeing an ice cream bar stuck to the frozen McGill's head, in any event. Lithgow is terrific as always, and Garr is a delight as the inexperienced schemer. Quaid is a hoot in one of his more straight laced performances, and the supporting cast features a number of familiar actors such as Lisa Blount, Alan Blumenfeld, Frederick Coffin, Marvin J. McIntyre, Larry Miller, Morgan Paull, and Barbara Rhoades. The farcical sequences with the dead body are a highlight (especially when it's propped up in the wilderness to make the death look like an accident). Granted, "Out Cold" doesn't reach the lunatic heights of the same year's "Weekend at Bernie's", but it still works pretty well in this regard. And when Lithgow and Garr are trying to dispose of a car and its radio comes on, blaring some obnoxious rock song, it's a scene both funny and tense, because one figures somebody *had* to have heard the music. Overall, "Out Cold" is a decent little comedy, and could stand to be better known. Six out of 10.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed