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Winter Kills (1979)



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In this film, Jeff Bridges stars as the scion of a powerful Kennedyesque family, who has done his best to make himself obscure after the assassination of his brother, the former President of the U.S. Bridges is introduced to a terminally ill gentleman who claims to have been "the second assassin."

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Jeff Bridges
as Nick Kegan
John Huston
as Pa Kegan
Anthony Perkins
as John Ceruti
Eli Wallach
as Joe Diamond
Sterling Hayden
as Z.K. Dawson
Dorothy Malone
as Emma Kegan
Tomás Milian
as Frank Mayo
Belinda Bauer
as Yvette Malone
Ralph Meeker
as Gameboy Baker
Elizabeth Taylor
as Lola Comante
Brad Dexter
as Capt. Heller
Ed Madsen
as Captain Two
Irving Selbst
as Irving Mentor
Chris Soldo
as Jeffreys
Robert Courleigh
as 1st Mate of T.K.
Joe Spinell
as Arthur Fletcher
Ira S. Rosenstein
as Orderly on T.K.
Kyle Morris
as John Kullens
Phil Lito
as Police Driver
Barbara Richert
as Woman Cyclist
Jake Strider Hughes
as Child on Cycle
Patrice Bough
as Secretary One
Eloise Hardt
as Secretary Two
Gladys Hill
as Rosemary
Kim O'Brien
as 1st Blonde Girl
Candice Rialson
as 2nd Blonde Girl
Loyd Catlett
as Z.K. Dawson
Michael Bond
as Flight Engineer
Helene Fagan
as Stewardess
Gianni Russo
as Copilot
Peter Koshel
as Cop/Casino Latino
as Cuban Singer
Robert F. Boyle
as Desk Clerk
Sidney Lanier
as Raymond the Butler
Helen Curry
as Black Maid
Jesse Veliz
as Cuban Man in Havana
Robert Wolcott
as Shoeshine Boy
Agneta Eckemyr
as Nurse One
Tisa Farrow
as Nurse Two
Billie Allen
as Receptionist
Joe Ragno
as Doorman
Loutz Gage
as Butler
Camilla Sparv
as Beautiful Woman
Andrea Claudio
as Beautiful Woman
Erin Gray
as Beautiful Woman
Susan Walden
as Beautiful Woman
Rebecca Grimes
as Beautiful Woman
Jennifer Keith
as Beautiful Woman
Amanda Jones
as Beautiful Woman
Berry Berenson
as Morgue Attendant
Tim Culbertson
as Security Guard
Regis Mull
as Cop with Keifetz
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Critic Reviews for Winter Kills

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

Richert gives the film a hard, bright surface -- this is not a seductive fantasy, it's more of the sarcastic, take-it-or-leave-it kind.

March 23, 2020 | Full Review…

Huston gives a powerhouse performance, and Bridges, always likeable, runs through his repertoire of facial expressions and grimaces, but it's a lost cause.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

An excellent conspiracy thriller of unusual blackness and wit.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Winter Kills" isn't exactly a comedy, but it's funny. And it isn't exactly serious, but it takes on the serious business of the Kennedy assassination.

May 9, 2005 | Rating: 4/5

The film is funny, but it's frightening and vertiginous, too -- a complex tone that apparently left audiences baffled.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

The satiric edge qualifies the film as a sick joke, which helps explain why the studio was reluctant to support it and why the public was reluctant to watch it. But it is audacious, and it's easy to see why it has developed a modest cult following.

November 17, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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