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Cold Turkey

  • Drama,
  • English,
  • 85 Minutes,
  • United States
    Cold Turkey
    • Director: Will Slocombe
    • Producers: Graham Ballou and David Mandel
    • Screenwriters: Will Slocombe
    • Starring: Alicia Witt, Cheryl Hines, Ashton Holmes, Peter Bogdanovich, Sonya Walger, Amy Ferguson and Victoria Tennant

    Thanksgiving get-together for the eccentric Turner clan, presided over by eminent scholar and patriarch, Poppy (Peter Bogdanovich), turns into a train wreck when “insane” daughter Nina (Alicia Witt) pays her first visit home for 15 years. Nina immediately clashes with stepmother, Deborah (Cheryl Hines), and soon locks horns with her sibling Lindsay (Sonya Walger), ultimately spilling a secret from Lindsay’s past that will wreck her marriage. Meanwhile, Nina’s half-brother, Jacob (Ashton Holmes), owes $160,000 to a loan shark who threatens to kill Jacob’s girlfriend Missy (Amy Ferguson) unless he ponies up. All of the kids need money, fast, but Poppy has his own bad news to impart: he’s broke.