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R| 1 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
As the attorney for a mobster (Randy Quaid), Charlie Arglist (John Cusack) has access to some not-so-clean money, which he readily embezzles with the help of an associate, Vic (Billy Bob Thornton). On Christmas Eve, the two partners decide to hightail it with the money, but an ice storm sweeping through the area delays their departure. Stuck in town, Charlie visits strip club owner Renata (Connie Nielsen) and lets on about the money. But the longer he stays, the more trouble builds.

Cast: John Cusack , Billy Bob Thornton , Connie Nielsen , Oliver Platt , Randy Quaid , T.J. Jagodowski , Mike Starr , Ned Bellamy

Director: Harold Ramis

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Focus Features

The Ice Harvest (2005)

Release Date: November 23rd, 2005|1 hr. 28 min.

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  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    What a waste. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Ice Harvest's plot sounds like an antidote to the season's holiday sweetness. And it's being touted as this year's Bad Santa. But the only similarities are the holiday season, the criminal milieu and Thornton. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The Ice Harvest doesn't have much heft or resonance. But as an antidote to the sugary confections of the season, its hung-over cynicism works wonders. show more

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