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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Dennis Quaid
Sharon Stone
Stephen Dorff
Christopher Plummer
Juliette Lewis
Directors
Mike Figgis
Screenwriters
Richard Jeffries
Running Time
119 minutes

Cold Creek Manor
Derelict house for sale, one nutso previous owner


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Plot
Wealthy New Yorkers, kids in tow, move to a dilapidated repossessed manor house which they soon discover has both the requisite Bad History and, in Stephen Dorff's twitchy ex-con, The Angry Former Occupant.


Verdict
Given that it has Mike Figgis calling the shots, it's remarkable just how conventional Cold Creek Manor looks as well as plays. There's none of his usual visual invention, and the heard-it-all-before story turns on tired twists and overplays the jumps.


Reviewed by Danny Graydon

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