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The Ice Harvest

Rating:R (for violence, language and sexuality/nudity)
Genre:Comedy, Action/Adventure, Suspense/Thriller
Release Date:November 23, 2005
Running time:88 minutes
Cast:John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Platt, Randy Quaid
Director:Harold Ramis
Producer:Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa
Writer:Robert Benton, Richard Russo
Distributor:Focus Features

Description: In icebound Wichita, Kan., its Christmas Eve, and this year Charlie Arglist just might have something to celebrate. Charlie, an attorney for the sleazy businesses of Wichita, and his unsavory associate, the steely Vic Cavanaugh have just successfully embezzled $2 million from Kansas City boss Bill Guerrard. But the real prize for Charlie is the stunning Renata, who runs the Sweet Cage strip club. Charlie hopes to slip out of town with Renata. But as daylight fades and an ice storm whirls, everyone from Charlie's drinking buddy Pete Van Heuten to the local police begin to wonder just what exactly is in Charlie's Christmas stocking -- and the 12 hours of Christmas Eve are filled with surprises

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