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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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Storyline

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 knew what it took to get to the top... a lot of heart and a little head. See more »

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

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6 October 1995 (USA)  »

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Todo por un sueño  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,200,000 (USA)
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Despite critical acclaim, a Bafta nomination and a Golden Globe win, Nicole Kidman failed to get an Oscar nomination for her performance. However, following her snub, she received a letter from a fan that only said: "You were robbed". Kidman said that was as good as an Oscar nomination. The letter was from no other than Sean Penn. See more »

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At the end of the movie when Janice (Illeana Douglas) is skating on the frozen pond, she is very unsteady on her skates like someone who has not been skating long. Janice skates out of the frame and then skates back into the frame, however, it is clearly another, more experienced skater. See more »

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Jimmy: I'll be here every day for life, plus 30 years, if I live that long.
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A scene plays out over the end credits where Janice skates over the ice rink where Suzanne has been buried. A darkly comic moment where Janice is literally dancing on Suzanne's grave. Its an ironic fate too because Suzanne spent a lot of time looking down on Janice through the movie. Now the situation is reversed. See more »

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References Inside Edition (1988) See more »

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ALL BY MYSELF
Written by Eric Carmen & Sergei Rachmaninoff
Performed by Eric Carmen
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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wickedly funny and Nicole Kidman is stunning
11 January 2000 | by (roanoke, va) – See all my reviews

i never have been much of a Nicole Kidman fan or one of Gus Van Zant as well. i've always found Nicole to have a refreshing understated beauty but not much of an actress.

well this movie definitely made a believer in me as far as her acting skills and screen presence are concerned. since she's australian, you'll be surprised at her her american accent in this movie is natural, and full of frisky character. she also lets a naturally sexual side of herself come through that gives the movie the added spark that it called for.

the whole movie is well written, well acted and the movie had a wickedly dark sense of humor. the ending is predictable but also kind of abrupt and could have been handled a LOT better and keeps this from being a 9.

i truly feel that Nicole Kidman should have gotten at least an oscar nomination for best actress the year this movie came out. trust me, her performance is THAT good and the movie is quite enjoyable as well.

rating:8


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