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Cold in July

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Cold in July
Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Jim Mickle
Release Date 2014
Studio BSM Studio
Belladonna Production
Backup Media
Paradise City
Distributor IFC Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Richard Dane Michael C. Hall
Ben Russell Sam Shepard
Jim Bob Luke Don Johnson
Ray Price Nick Damici
Freddy Russell Wyatt Russell

Cold in July is a 2014 crime thriller directed by Jim Mickle and written by Mickle and Nick Damici based on Joe R. Lansdale's novel of the same name. In the film, Richard Dane (Michael C. Hall) kills a burglar in his house, whose father (Sam Shepard) later seeks revenge. Things take a turn for the worse, when the burglar might not have been who the police make him out to be. The film takes place in East Texas in 1989.

The following weapons were used in the film Cold in July:

SPOILERS.jpg WARNING! Major Spoilers!

Colt Official Police

Richard Dane (Michael C. Hall) uses a Colt Official Police to kill a burglar in his house early on in the film. He also uses it during the warehouse shootout. In some scenes the Colt appears to be missing the ejector rod, and is possibly a stunt replica used for non-firing scenes.

Colt Official Police - 4" Barrel - .38 Special
Michael C. Hall holds the Colt in a promotional still.
Richard Dane loads the Colt.
Richard keeps the Colt Official Police "mexican-carried" on his waist at his cabin.
Richard picks up his revolver as he prepares for a shootout.
Richard holds his sidearm during the warehouse shootout.
Richard fires his revolver during the warehouse shootout.

Smith & Wesson Model 64

Ben Russell (Sam Shepard) acquires a Smith & Wesson Model 64 revolver from a Mexican criminal halfway through the film, altough the revolver changes into a blank-fire only EKOL Viper revolver several times in the film, as the Model 64 was most probably just used for firing scenes.

Smith & Wesson Model 64 with 3 inch barrel - .38 Special
Ben fires his Model 64 as he does some target practice.
Ben removes the spent shells from his Model 64.
Jim Bob hands Ben his Smith & Wesson.

EKOL Viper

Ben's Model 64 turns into an EKOL Viper blank-fire only revolver for non-firing scenes in the film, and is portrayed as a real steel weapon in the film.

EKOL Viper, 2.5" barrel - 9mm R.K./P.A.K. blanks
Ben admires his newly-acquired revolver.
Ben with his revolver as he contemplates his next move.
Ben kills Freddy with his revolver. Notice how the muzzle-flash is CGI.

Colt Python

Jim Bob Luke (Don Johnson) uses a Colt Python revolver as a sidearm during the warehouse shootout.

Colt Python with 6" Barrel and Rubber grips - .357 Magnum
Jim Bob Luke walks with his Python in hand.
Jim Bob fires his Colt Python.
Jim Bob holds his revolver at the warehouse.

Colt Government Model

Sheriff Ray Price (Nick Damici) carries a Colt Government Model in a chest holster in the film. Freddy Russell (Wyatt Russell) also uses one during the climax of the film.

Colt Government Model M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Price's sidearm is seen.
Freddys' Government Model is seen next to his body.


One of Freddys' accomplices uses an Uzi during the warehouse shootout. The muzzle-flashes are CGI when he fires the weapon.

IMI Uzi with buttstock extended - 9x19mm
The man fires the Uzi as Richard takes cover. Note: The muzzle-flashes are CGI and were added in post-production.
The man holds his Uzi as Richard takes cover.

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

Jim Bob Luke (Don Johnson) and Ben Russell (Sam Shepard) use 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotguns with exposed hammers during the warehouse shootout.

Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 gauge
Jim Bob holds two 12 gauge shotguns.
Ben checks the barrels of his shotgun. Here we can also see the detailing of the stock.
Jim Bob empties the chambers of his shotgun as he reloads during the warehouse shootout.
Ben holds his shotgun on Freddy during the climax.

Short barreled Side by Side Shotgun (Sawed Off)

Richard Dane (Michael C. Hall) uses a Sawed Off Shotgun during the warehouse shootout.

Stevens 311R (sawed-off) - 12 gauge
Jim Bob (Don Johnson) hands Richard the Sawed Off shotgun for use, just in case.
Richard loads the Sawed Off with slugs Jim Bob gave him.
Richard holds his Sawed Off shotgun during the warehouse shootout.

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