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Mister Frost (1990)

A serial killer gets sent to a mental institution, but as his insidious presence cause the doctors and orderlies to receive strange visions, his psychiatrist tries to find out his true identity.

Director:

Philippe Setbon (as Philip Setbon)

Writers:

Derry Hall (adaptation), Brad Lynch | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Goldblum ... Mr. Frost
Alan Bates ... Felix Detweiler
Kathy Baker ... Dr. Sarah Day
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Inspector Corelli
Daniel Gélin ... Simon Scolari
François Négret François Négret ... Christopher Kovac
Maxime Leroux Maxime Leroux ... Frank Larcher
Vincent Schiavelli ... Angelo, desk clerk
Roland Giraud ... Raymond Reynhardt
Catherine Allégret ... Dr. Corbin
Mike Marshall Mike Marshall ... Patrick Hollander
Henri Serre ... André Kovac
Charley Boorman ... Thief
Boris Bergman Boris Bergman ... Victor Sabowsky
Philippe Polet Philippe Polet ... Roland Day
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Storyline

Mr. Frost (Jeff Goldblum) is arrested and committed for murder after he is apprehended burying his victims in the garden. However, even while under psychiatric care and tight hospital security, it becomes obvious that Mr. Frost is not all he seems to be, but he is dangerous nonetheless. Written by Gregg Long <diggerblue@hotmail.com>

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He hasn't spoken a word in two years. No one knows his identity. Officially he doesn't exist... But 24 corpses do. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

France | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Frost See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Mr. Frost: Oh, oh... I wanted to talk to you about Carol. You left her at home... all alone that night... and those kids got in the house and... sooo senseless but... with you at the corner pub? Do you know what your wife's last thought on this Earth was? Felix? She HATED you... for not being there to save her life.
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Good? and Evil?... and Science!
2 September 2001 | by PiledriverSee all my reviews

"It used to be simple: good on one hand, evil on the other. There was a strugle. And then you people came along - the scientists."

Excellent film about about perceived good and evil from the viewpoint of humanity, and how science is has to be neither. Impartial, and yet with greater power and potential to be used for either. Or is it? Which will win out reason or emotion, or will they corrupt each other?

Or maybe Mister Frost simply a deranged man after all?

The previous lines were to give an overall feeling about the general atmosphere of Mister Frost for those who have not seen it. It is difficult to describe the plot in more depth than in the summary on the main page without spoiling the film, but imagine the confrontations between the possessed Regan and Karras or the doctors in William Peter Blatty's novel 'The Exorcist' that were cut out of the film. There you have Mister Frost.

Basically, if you like your thrillers to be charged with atmosphere and intelligence then this film is definitely worth viewing. Oh yeah, and also if you thought Jeff Goldblum could put in a good performance with a good script, but haven't yet seen it happen. This film is it.


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