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To Die For (1995)

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Suzanne Stone is an aspiring TV personality who will do anything to be in the spotlight, including enlisting three teenagers to kill her husband.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Earl Stone
Carol Stone
Faye Stone
Angela Maretto
Mike Warden
Ben DeLuca
Mr. H. Finlaysson


Suzanne Stone (Maretto) knows exactly what she wants. She wants to be a television newscaster and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with relentless focus, she is forced to destroy anything and anyone that may stand in her way, regardless of the ultimate cost or means necessary. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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She was prepared to go all the way... for what she wanted. See more »


Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Todo por un sueño  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)


$21,200,000 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Joaquín Phoenix's late brother River Phoenix also starred in a film directed by Gus Van Sant called My Own Private Idaho (1991). See more »


On the night that Larry is murdered, Suzanne, her parents and Larry's parents are all shown sitting inside the apartment where he was shot. As a murder scene, it would have been taped off for forensic examination. There is no way it would have been contaminated on that level. It would have been at least a week before anyone outside of the CSI team were allowed in. See more »


Suzanne Stone Maretto: You're not anybody in America unless you're on TV. On TV is where we learn about who we really are. Because what's the point of doing anything worthwhile if nobody's watching? And if people are watching, it makes you a better person.
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Crazy Credits

The credits say that Misha is played by Walter but in fact, in the movie the dog's name was Walter and its real name is Misha. See more »


References Inside Edition (1988) See more »


Written by Mark Tierney, Paul Casserly & Fiona McDonald
Performed by Strawpeople
Courtesy of Sony Entertainment (New Zealand)
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User Reviews

21 September 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This film is fantastic and Nicole Kidman was made to play Suzanne Stone.

It's an acute satire on American obsession with television and unreal picture of life that comes with it. It's extremely funny, moving and shocking at the same time. Also the way it was filmed and put together is quite original and suits the movie's main theme perfectly! Must see!

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