Snowy accident mystery film
October 30, 2012 8:02 AM   Subscribe

I would like to find the name of a film I saw a decade ago. To my recollection, it came out in 1992-1993 and had a male lead whose name I recognized at the time. A couple are driving in a snowstorm and go off the road. The wife disappears and the man makes his way to town (in Colorado, I believe). He tells the sheriff and others that he doesn't know what happened to his wife, but she shows up and it is revealed that he tried to have her killed for financial gain.
posted by Radiophonic Oddity to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Fargo?
posted by ourobouros at 8:10 AM on October 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


I think I remember this movie. Didn't the sheriff's wife (maybe Margot Kidder, not sure) pretend to be his wife although he adamantly claimed she wasn't? And then at the end he frustratedly blurts out where the sheriff should go find his real wife's body.
posted by Neekee at 8:49 AM on October 30, 2012


psst... 1992-1993 was two decades ago. Feel old now?

I was thinking of The Big White, but that was in 2005 and doesn't quite fit your description.
posted by xedrik at 8:50 AM on October 30, 2012


Sounds a bit like Breakdown with Kurt Russell.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 9:06 AM on October 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


psst... 1992-1993 was two decades ago. Feel old now?

I saw it on video some years after its initial release. I feel old anyway!
posted by Radiophonic Oddity at 9:35 AM on October 30, 2012


Sounds a bit like Breakdown with Kurt Russell.

It might be Breakdown, but the sense I got was that it didn't have a lot of action or explosions, it felt more like a black comedy.
posted by Radiophonic Oddity at 9:37 AM on October 30, 2012


I think this had Elliott Gould in it.
posted by bq at 9:51 AM on October 30, 2012


I think I remember this movie. Didn't the sheriff's wife (maybe Margot Kidder, not sure) pretend to be his wife although he adamantly claimed she wasn't? And then at the end he frustratedly blurts out where the sheriff should go find his real wife's body.

That feels right!
posted by Radiophonic Oddity at 10:08 AM on October 30, 2012


Googling led me to this:Vanishing Act.
posted by SugarFreeGum at 10:14 AM on October 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


SugarFreeGum, I believe that's it! Thank you!
posted by Radiophonic Oddity at 10:17 AM on October 30, 2012


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