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A Kiss Before Dying (1991)

A determined student murders his pregnant secret girlfriend and moves onto her twin sister who gradually becomes suspicious of her new lover.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Bonfanti ...
Young Jonathan
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Lecturer
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Patricia Farren
Lia Chang ...
Shoe Saleslady
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Yvette Edelhart ...
Screaming Lady
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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 girlfriend 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 not a suicide forces him to kill again. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Loving him was easy. Trusting him was deadly. See more »


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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:

Un beso antes de morir  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,348,165, 28 April 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,429,177
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Final film to use the Universal Studios's 75th Anniversary logo. See more »

Goofs

When Ellen discovers her sister's lighter among Jonathan's souvenirs, it lights on the first attempt. It is a fuel-burning lighter, which, after extended storage, would not have worked at all, the fuel having long since evaporated. 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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Referenced in Yes, Dear: A List Before Dying (2004) See more »

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Rubberman Rock This House
Written by Jon Moss
Performed by Rubberman
Courtesy of Big World Records
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"like a bad tv movie"
19 March 2002 | by 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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