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Despite its relative failure at the box office, this is a worthwhile thriller from the director of . Mary Steenburgen stars as an actress, Katie McGovern, lured to the upstate New York cabin of crazy Dr. Joseph Lewis (Jan Rubes), a diabolical crippled shrink playing a blackmail game with the ruthless sister of a recently murdered woman, who happened to be a dead ringer for Katie. Lewis and his creepy assistant (Roddy McDowall) keep Katie captive, videotaping her and cutting off her finger to further their sordid plot, while she tries desperately to get away. As the title implies, Arthur Penn gets a lot of atmosphere out of the remote cabin and a raging blizzard, and the cast is terrific. It all falls apart eventually, but is quite gripping until the required histrionics in the silly final reel. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

  • Release date:February 6, 1987

Cast

Mary Steenburgen
as Katie McGovern / Julie / Evelyn
Roddy McDowall
as Mr. Murray
Jan Rubes
as Dr. Joseph Lewis
William Russ
as Rob Sweeney
Mark Malone
as Roland McGovern
Ken Pogue
as Officer Mullavy
Wayne Robson
as Officer Huntley
Michael Copeman
as Highway Patrolman
Sam Malkin
as Gas Jock
Dwayne McLean
as Killer
Michael Copeman
as Highway Patrolman
Wayne Robson
as Officer Huntley
Sam Malkin
as Gas Jock

Crew

Arthur Penn
Director
Marc Shmuger
Producer
John Bloomgarden
Producer
Mark Malone
Screenwriter
Marc Shmuger
Screenwriter
Jan Weincke
Cinematographer
Richard Einhorn
Composer (Music Score)
Rick Shaine
Editor
Bill Brodie
Production Designer
Alicia Keywan
Art Director
Michael MacDonald
Associate Producer
Mark Freeborn
Set Designer
Bruce Carwardine
Sound/Sound Designer
Lee Dichter
Sound/Sound Designer
Glen Gauthier
Sound/Sound Designer
Tony Thatcher
First Assistant Director
Ross Clydesdale
Casting
Michael MacDonald
Production Manager
Ann Brodie
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