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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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Release Date:

26 April 1991 (USA)  »

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A Kiss Before Dying  »

Box Office

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$15,429,177 (USA)
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Trivia

The film was made and released about thirty-eight years after its source novel of the same name by Ira Levin had been first published in 1953. See more »

Goofs

When Ellen brings Jay to meet her father, she enters the study with her hands tucked into her belt. However in the next shot, showing her from behind, her arms are by her side. See more »

Quotes

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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Dangerous Love
Written by Simon Stokes & Mark Hefferman
Performed by Simon Stokes
Courtesy of Kook Records
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Totally awful. I expected more.
7 April 2002 | by (Jefferson City, MO) – See all my reviews

As one of my favorite cartoon characters once said, "It was awful. Worse than awful. It reeked. It oozed badness from every pore...Well, maybe not THAT bad, but Lord it wasn't good." Loads of bad acting. I can't imagine why. Matt Dillon is a good actor. I was actually watching to see Ben Browder (currently of Farscape). Even he was less than stellar. I'll attribute it to bad writing (Ouch! And me an aspiring writer). At any rate, the plot of the movie was acceptable. I like a good murder mystery (even if it wasn't that much of mystery to the audience). This is definitely a movie that would have benefited from a better director, writer, editor, producer, etc.


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