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In the Cold of the Night (1990)

Scott is a fashion photographer concerned about the sudden appearance of nightmares in his nightly dreams. In these, he seems to be involved in the murder of a beautiful young woman. When ... See full summary »

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Ken Strom
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Phil
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Scott is a fashion photographer concerned about the sudden appearance of nightmares in his nightly dreams. In these, he seems to be involved in the murder of a beautiful young woman. When he actually meets this dreamwoman in reality, he begins to suspect that something strange must be responsible. As he attempts to solve the enigma of his troubling dreams, he is falling deeply in love with the mysterious woman. In the end, he uncovers a diabolical and sinister plot.... Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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She walked out of a dream...and into his nightmares. See more »


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14 December 1990 (Japan)  »

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Ao Fundo da Noite  »

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During the scene at an outdoor resident where she meets Scott for the first time, Kimberly's mother Clara (Tippi Hedren) becomes suddenly uneasy over the squealing of birds nearby, prompting Kimberly to comfort her and explain to Scott "It's all right, Mother - it's only birds. Mother has this thing about birds," an obvious reference to Tippi's iconic role of Melanie in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963), her most famous film. See more »

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Obvious stunt-double in place of Jeff Lester when on the motorcycle. See more »

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Referenced in Hired to Kill (1990) See more »

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In the Cold of the Night Theme
Written by Kevin Klingler
Arranged by Jerry Grant (as Jerry J. Grant)
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A treat for fans who appreciate technique and style in filmmaking
1 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

Full Synopsis Cast & Crew Related Movies In the Cold of the Night is an above-average psychological thriller, directed with superb visual style by Nico Mastorakis, but plagued by an uneven, derivative plot. Photographer Scott Bruin (Jeff Lester) is very successful but begins to have frightening visions of himself murdering a beautiful woman. When he meets the woman in those dreams, Kimberly (Adrienne Sachs), they begin a highly charged romance. When Scott becomes suspicious, he finds out information which leads to a "surprise" ending. In the Cold of the Night generated a great deal of controversy when it was originally released. Despite the weak plot, the extraordinary visual style of Mastorakis, and the haunting cinematography make In the Cold of the Night a treat for fans of psychological thrillers or anyone who appreciates technique and style in filmmaking. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi


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