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A Cool, Dry Place (1998)

PG-13 | | Drama | 29 January 1999 (USA)
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A single father balances his work as an attorney with the care of his five-year-old son and his work as a high school basketball coach in rural Kansas, where he moved after his wife ... See full summary »

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John N. Smith

Writers:

Michael Grant Jaffe (novel), Matthew McDuffie (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vince Vaughn ... Russell Durrell
Monica Potter ... Kate Durrell
Joey Lauren Adams ... Beth Ward
Bobby Moat Bobby Moat ... Calvin Durrell
Devon Sawa ... Noah Ward
Todd Louiso ... Bob Harper
Jenny Robertson ... Joyce Ives
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Charlotte (as Siobhan Fallon)
Chris Bauer ... Larry Ives (as Christopher Bauer)
Nicholas Campbell ... Frankie Gooland
Aleksa Palladino ... Bonnie
Janet Kidder ... Carol Holman
Doug Wert ... Tom Johnson
Skipp Sudduth ... Jack Newbauer
Dara Perlmutter Dara Perlmutter ... Megan
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Storyline

A single father balances his work as an attorney with the care of his five-year-old son and his work as a high school basketball coach in rural Kansas, where he moved after his wife abandoned him in Chicago. Just as he starts to develop a new relationship with a veterinarian's assistant, his ex-wife suddenly reappears and wants to re-assert herself in her husband and son's life. On top of the romantic conflict, he is also suddenly presented with the opportunity of a lifetime to join a major firm in Dallas. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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love, sex and starting over...

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dance Real Slow See more »

Filming Locations:

Brampton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,706, 31 January 1999

Gross USA:

$4,390

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,390
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Kate Durrell: [to Russ] When I was in the bathroom, I was thinking about the time, God, I don't even think Calvin was 6-months-old, when we were down at the lake. And it started to rain, and you put him in the ice chest, you covered him - you covered him with a blanket. And that's the way I always think of him when I think of him with you. Y'know, being safe and protected in a cool dry place.
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Very Cool
16 July 2005 | by tracee4u2plzSee all my reviews

It is funny that I had just a couple of days ago watched a Cooler Climate with Sally Field and Judy Davis and it made me think that I hadn't seen A Cool Dry Place in a while and low and behold I am flipping the channels and there it is! Vince Vaughn does a great job at playing a man that is suddenly forced into being a single parent after his wife leaves him. He has to reorganize his life in order to raise his son. This movie shows what sacrifices you have to make as a single parent in order to raise your kids.

Fans of Vince Vaughn will be pleasantly surprised by this movie. It shows a different side of him, a side that I hope he shows more of in other movies.


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