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Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979)

PG
92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Charles is a Salt Lake City civil servant who loves (*LOVES*) Laura, a lovely housewife with a lovely step-daughter and an A-frame-selling, ex-quarterback husband named Ox. His roommate is "an unemployed jacket salesman," his mother is a ...See moreCharles is a Salt Lake City civil servant who loves (*LOVES*) Laura, a lovely housewife with a lovely step-daughter and an A-frame-selling, ex-quarterback husband named Ox. His roommate is "an unemployed jacket salesman," his mother is a spacey, laxative overdosing, overly eccentric basket-case, his perpetually happy sister finds love in the dorkiest of guys, his step-father has a jones for Turtle Wax and his boss asks him for advice about his Ivy League son's sexual problems. He listens to Janis Joplin and dreams of getting Laura back once and for all. He does everything in his power to win her back from Ox, and the lengths he goes to provide the structure of the film in this bittersweet romantic comedy...a film that explores what happened to the Woodstock generation when they transcended their idealism (i.e. it was expected that they fall in love and face the music of routine). Charles is perhaps the quintessential saint of this ideology. Written by thustlebird See less
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Ann Beattie (based on the novel "Chilly Scenes of Winter" by) | Joan Micklin Silver (screenplay)
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Updated Oct 19, 1979

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Oct 19, 1979 (United States)

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John Heard
Charles Charles   See fewer
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Jerry Hardin
Mr. Patterson Mr. Patterson   See fewer
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Allen Joseph
Blind Man Blind Man   See fewer
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Frances Bay
Mrs. Delillo Mrs. Delillo   See fewer
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Beverly Rowland
Woman in Park (as Beverly Booth Rowland) Woman in Park (as Beverly Booth Rowland)   See fewer
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Oscar Rowland
Man in Store Man in Store   See fewer
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Ann Beattie
Waitress Waitress   See fewer
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Angela Phillips
Rebecca Rebecca   See fewer
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Margaressa Peach Taylor
Dancing Nurse Dancing Nurse   See fewer
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Girl Optician (uncredited) Girl Optician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Waitress (uncredited) Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 775 votes