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A Friend to Die For (1994)

TV-PG | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 26 September 1994
When popular and beautiful cheerleader Stacey is stabbed to death, who could have done it? It could have been asocial Goth girl Monica, it could've been angst-ridden Jill - or maybe it was the plain girl nobody suspected.

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Cast

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Angela Delvecchio
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Stacy Lockwood
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Agent Gilwood
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Priest
Andy Romano ...
Joe Delvecchio
Margaret Langrick ...
Jill Anderson
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Jamie Hall (as Marlee Shelton)
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Monica Whitley
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Ed Saxe
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Mrs. Delvecchio
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Head Cheerleader
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Mr. Lockwood
Marnie Andrews ...
Mrs. Lockwood
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Meridith Ladd (as Jenna J. Leigh)
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Angela Delvecchio for some reason transfers from a Catholic school to a public school in the same town. She proceeds to try to make friends with the most popular girl in school which leads to tragedy. Based on a true story. Written by Sue McCormick

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At high school, failure can be fatal. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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26 September 1994 (USA)  »

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Death of a Cheerleader  »

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Trivia

Tori Spelling and Marley Shelton both appear in the highly popular horror franchise Scream (1996). Spelling appeared in 1997's Scream 2 (1997) and Shelton appeared in 2011's Scream 4 (2011). See more »

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If Stacy Lockwood's funeral was Catholic, it would be unlikely the priest would wear a green stole and the casket covered in purple. Catholic priests normally wear a violet, black or white stole during a funeral mass. Caskets will, in most cases, be covered in white, however they can be open. Caskets cannot be covered with a flag of the deceased's nationality while in the church. However, when the casket leaves the church the flag can be put back on the casket. See more »

Quotes

Stacy Lockwood: [while reading Monica's diary] Now I'm getting to the meat of this story.
Angela Delvecchio: [worried] Stacy, come on, that stuff is private.
Stacy Lockwood: [annoyed] Well, excuse me. What are you anyhow, Monica's guardian angel?
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References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

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Just watched this last night
8 June 2003 | by (Alabama) – See all my reviews

I think Kellie Martin should have won an Emmy for this film. She plays Angela, a pretty but mousy-type attending a wealthy-area high school. She wants to fit in with the rich, snobby, popular crowd but is not like them herself. She comes from a large, devoutly Catholic family who "have what they need" but little else. Angela tries out for cheerleader and fails, for the Writers' Club and fails, even though she's a good writer, and this destroys her self-esteem. Add to that her wanting desperately to befriend the most popular girl in school Stacy (Tori Spelling), who is also the meanest and snobbiest, and being cruelly rejected as weird. You totally sympathize with Angela and see how she could have been driven to such a desperate act. Martin's riveting performance continues post-tragedy, as you see the guilt eating her up inside. This is truly an awesome made-for-TV movie. I highly recommend it.


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