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A Kiss Before Dying (1991)

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Realising his secret girl-friend Dorothy's pregnancy will sour her relations with her ultra-rich father, career-minded Philadelphia student Jonathan Corliss coolly murders her, making it ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Bonfanti ...
Young Jonathan
Sarah Keller ...
Lecturer
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Ellen / Dorothy Carlsson
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Patricia Farren
Lia Chang ...
Shoe Saleslady
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Jonathan Corliss
Yvette Edelhart ...
Screaming Lady
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Thor Carlsson
Jim Fyfe ...
Terry Dieter
Lachele Carl ...
Reporter
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Waitress
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Commissioner Malley
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Dan Corelli
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Mrs. Corliss
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Jay Faraday
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Storyline

Realising his secret girl-friend Dorothy's pregnancy will sour her relations with her ultra-rich father, career-minded Philadelphia student Jonathan Corliss coolly murders her, making it look like suicide. He then moves to New York to woo her twin sister Ellen. All seems to go well for him, although Ellen's continued investigations into what she is convinced was no suicide forces him to kill again. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Loving him was easy. Trusting him was deadly.


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Rated R for areas of strong violence, graphic sensuality, and some language | See all certifications »
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26 April 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Kuß vor dem Tode  »

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$15,429,177 (USA)
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Trivia

First of two consecutive back-to-back thrillers made in consecutive back-to-back years for actress Sean Young who in 1992 would star in the erotic thriller Love Crimes (1992). At the Golden Raspberry Awards Young again would be Razzie nominated for Worst Actress for the subsequent film having won the Award for this film (along with Worst Supporting Actress). See more »

Goofs

When Ellen looks out at the railroad tracks just prior to the final confrontation, she sees a freight train with a long line of cars with bright green Carlsson Copper logos. The logos, however, are printed on fake-looking prop fabrics draped over the cars. See more »

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Nurse: She's got two broken ribs, a broken jaw, and a bad concussion. We're going to keep her overnight for observation.
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Written by Miles Davis
Performed by Miles Davis
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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"like a bad tv movie"
19 March 2002 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews



"like a bad tv movie" Thanks to MCMucus, Kalamazoo. You summed it up in 5 words. I could only add that a pompous score tries to tell you that a wonderful drama is unfolding in front of you. It's not. It's hard to find anything of value in this film.


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