The Ice Harvest

(2005)

It's Christmas Eve in rainy, icebound Wichita, Kansas, and this year Charlie Arglist (John Cusack) just might have something to celebrate. Charlie, an attorney for the sleazy businesses of Wichita, and his unsavory associate, the steely Vic Cavenaugh (Billy Bob Thornton), have just successfully embezzled $2,147,000 from Kansas City boss Bill Guerrard (Randy Quaid).

Even so, the real prize for Charlie would be the stunning Renata (Connie Nielsen), who runs the Sweet Cage strip club. Charlie's fondest Christmas wish is to slip out of town with Renata. But, as daylight fades and a storm whirls, everyone from Charlie's drinking buddy Pete Van Heuten (Oliver Platt) to the local police begin to wonder just what exactly is in Charlie's Christmas stocking. For Charlie, the 12 hours of Christmas Eve are filled with nonstop twists and turns, both on the ice and off.

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EXCLUSIVE: Laughing it Up With Harold Ramis

Harold Ramis is a man who for many people defined, and continues to define, the comedic movie watching experience. Whether viewers of movies like Caddyshack, Stripes or Groundhog Day (just to name to a few) are coming to them as old fans, new fans or just mildly curious, it is clear that Ramis still has a gift for providing audiences with not only laughs, but introspective moments that touch on the universal truths of human nature.

Harold Ramis recently talked with MovieWeb about creating The Ice Harvest, making such films as Caddyshack, Stripes and Groundhog Day and why there will most likely never be a Ghostbusters 3.

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Harold Ramis and John Cusack Talk About ‘The Ice Harvest’

Is Wichita really the land of strip clubs and mob enforcement?

Harold Ramis: We got that from Scott Phillips, who wrote the novel and lived in Wichita.

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