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Dead Man's Curve (1998)

Two college students kill their roommate and make it look like a suicide.

Director:

Dan Rosen

Writer:

Dan Rosen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Lillard ... Tim
Michael Vartan ... Chris
Randall Batinkoff ... Rand
Keri Russell ... Emma
Tamara Marie Watson ... Natalie (as Tamara Craig Thomas)
Anthony Griffith ... Detective Shipper
Bo Dietl ... Detective Amato
Kevin Ruf ... Ernie
Henry Strozier ... Chancellor Alexander
Ben Livingston ... Jimmy
Kris McGaha ... Renee
Christy Stratton ... Bee Girl
Dana Delany ... Dr. Ashley
Cheryl Goode Cheryl Goode ... Bartender
David P. Moore David P. Moore ... Register Boy
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Storyline

Tim, Chris and Rand are campus roommates. They are not the closest of friends. When it is announced as being usual to get the best possible grades as compensation for the psychic stress of a roommates' suicide, Tim and Chris decide to kill Rand. After Rand's "suicide", his girlfriend Natalie takes her life, too. She was the roommate of Chris' girl Emma. Who's tricking who? Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Next year, school becomes murder. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, a scene of sexuality, some violent behavior and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

USA Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Curve See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The bulls-eye of the dart board in Chris & Tim's dorm room is a photo of Vince Vaughn. See more »

Goofs

As Tim reveals his plan for Chris to get Emma back, it cuts to an open-air shot of Chris purchasing flowers. His shadow (and the shadows of a number of other people and props) is clearly visible on the sky backdrop behind him. See more »

Quotes

Chris: [Chris is asking for specific signs that someone may be suicidal] What about movies?
Dr. Ashley: Okay. Any period piece. A Scandanavian film. And anything by a first time writer-director. I hate those. Is this helpful?
[Film cuts to a title card that reads "Written and Directed by Dan Rosen."]
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Mr. Rosen's Driver ... Everybody See more »

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References Scream 2 (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

You Could Make a Killing
Performed by Aimee Mann
Written by Aimee Mann (as Mann)
© Aimee Mann (ASCAP)
Courtesy of DGC Records, Inc.
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heathers + wild things = raucious fun
10 January 2000 | by Fox54See all my reviews

At first, I thought it was something like Heathers, which was completely unappealing. As the movie went on, I realized it was sure, in that Heathers fashion, but it has its own identity. The script was quite intelligent and the acting was superb, although Keri Russell was quite annoying. It was a wittingly fun movie which may start out slow, but becomes a bit gripping in the middle which totally leads you to the fun end. I'd give it 7/10.


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