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To Die For (1995)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  6 October 1995 (USA)
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Suzanne Stone is an aspiring TV personality who will do anything to be in the spotlight- including enlisting 3 teenagers to kill her husband.

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Ben DeLuca
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Mr. H. Finlaysson
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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'll do anything to get what she wants ...ANYTHING See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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

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6 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Todo por un sueño  »

Box Office

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£1,645,594 (UK) (17 November 1995)
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Trivia

In the novel "To Die For", on which the movie is based, Suzanne Stone Maretto states on page 307 that she would like to see "that actress that just got married to Tom Cruise in real life" play her in a movie about this. This refers to Nicole Kidman who later played Suzanne in the movie. See more »

Goofs

The shots of Suzanne at the funeral show her hair style is different than is shown before and after the funeral, when her hair appears noticeably shorter. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: Any time it rains, or when there's thunder and lightning, or when it snows, I have to jack off.
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Crazy Credits

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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SEASON OF THE WITCH
Written by Donovan (as Donovan Leitch)
Performed by Donovan
Courtesy of Epic Records and EMI Records Ltd.
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing and EMI Special Markets UK
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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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