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A Climate for Killing (1991)

R | | Drama | 18 July 1991 (USA)
Shortly before a rodeo festival week in Yuma County a body is found in the desert. It seems that it's Ria Paris, who was assumed to be killed by her husband before he took his own life ... See full summary »

Director:

J.S. Cardone

Writer:

J.S. Cardone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Beck ... Kyle Shipp
Katharine Ross ... Grace Hines
Steven Bauer ... Paul McGraw
Mia Sara ... Elise Shipp
Phil Brock ... Click Dunn
Lu Leonard Lu Leonard ... Winnie
Tony Frank Tony Frank ... Sheriff Elmer Waters
John Diehl ... Wayne Paris
Newell Alexander ... Roy Paris
Dedee Pfeiffer ... Donna
Eloy Casados ... Ruiz Sanchez
Jack Dodson ... Sam Moorehouse
Tim Sampson Tim Sampson ... John Two Feathers
Frederick Flynn ... Rollie Clark
Duncan Sullivan Duncan Sullivan ... Curtis Shipp
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Storyline

Shortly before a rodeo festival week in Yuma County a body is found in the desert. It seems that it's Ria Paris, who was assumed to be killed by her husband before he took his own life already 16 years ago - however the cadaver's no that old! Together with his new ambitious colleague Paul McCraw Sheriff Kyle starts to investigate in the old case again, trying to avoid shaking up the community of the small town during the celebrations. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Under a spell of passion, a desert town hides its brutal past. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sensuality and violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Row of Crows See more »

Filming Locations:

Yuma, Arizona, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Final feature film role for Jack Dodson. See more »

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A slow-burner, excellent movie
8 October 2007 | by kruse-2See all my reviews

If only all B-movies were this good, we'd all be insomniacs. This is a movie that takes its own sweet time, instead of rushing it moves with a measured grace through its scenes. There's nothing flash, nothing fancy, just people being people. Cinematic clichés, like the Sheriff's daughter's hick dumb bully former husband, are nodded to but not allowed to dominate proceedings. It's like that character in particular is bought in just as if to illustrate to the viewer that while this was a movie well aware of what was expected of it, it damn well wasn't going to go there. Different, individual, this is a class act all the way through.

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