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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
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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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She would do anything to be popular... even kill. See more »

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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 »

Goofs

During the Larks initiation meeting, the way Stacy is sitting changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

[after Monica threatens Stacy about her diary]
Angela Delvecchio: Monica, just let it go. She didn't mean anything by it.
Monica: [angry] I'd like to kill her.
Angela Delvecchio: No, Monica, you don't mean it. You're just angry.
Monica: [to Angela, darkly] What would a wannabe like you know about it anyway, huh? Go on, go. Get away from me, run back and lick her boots. That's what your dying to do anyway, isn't it?
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References Reckless (1984) See more »

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Well acted and an important message
16 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

"A Friend to Die For" was a very good TV movie. Based on a true story, it tells the story of a young girl who murders a more popular classmate.

Both the young leads did a great job in their roles. The story opens with the actual murder and then launches into the story surrounding it. So effective in her role as the bitchy Stacy is the always attractive Tori Spelling that you almost start to lose sympathy for her as a victim as the movie progresses. It's a big change for her from her role as the sweet, perky Doanna Martin on 90210. Kellie Martin, who is both beautiful and talented, does an equally awesome job as Angela; she is a little too shy, a little too poor and WAY too eager to fit in with the "right" crowd. As wrong as her actions were, you find yourself sympathizing with her. Although she handled her anger and hurt in a very wrong way, the emotions brought on by her treatment at the hands of Stacy (which was also wrong) were real and understandable. By the end of the movie I found myself feeling sad for everyone involved and thinking how different things could have and should have been. IT makes you wonder what went wrong with these two girls that Stacy had no respect for those different or less popular than herself and that Angela felt so badly about herself that she needed Stacy's friendship and approval to feel worthwhile.

A little research will provide you with some interesting information on the actual case. I found it very telling that a friend of the "real" Stacy (Kirsten Costas) dismissed any suggestions that Kristen and her crowd were mean-spirited bullies with the comment "She was only mean to people she didn't care about." How sad that young people today have the attitude that it is OK to mistreat people you don't like. While Kirsten didn't deserve to die and the hands of Bernadette Protti (the "real" Angela), her superior "I am better than you and therefore I shall make you an object of my amusement" attitude is far too prevalent today.


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