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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(book), (screenplay)
Reviews
Popularity
4,038 ( 938)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A pharmacy-robbing dope fiend and his crew pop pills and evade the law.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, James Le Gros
Dead Calm (1989)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae spend some time isolated at sea when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship.

Director: Phillip Noyce
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane
Malice (1993)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches art, Andy's a college dean. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know all" doctor.

Director: Harold Becker
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman, Bill Pullman
Birthday Girl (2001)
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A thirtysomething bank clerk from St Albans has his small-town life exploded by the arrival of his Russian mail-order bride.

Director: Jez Butterworth
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Vincent Cassel, Ben Chaplin
Gerry (2002)
Adventure | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A friendship between two young men is tested when they go for a hike in a desert and forget to bring any water or food with them.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Casey Affleck, Matt Damon
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo
Birth (2004)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young boy attempts to convince a woman that he is her dead husband reborn.

Director: Jonathan Glazer
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Cameron Bright, Lauren Bacall
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An American girl inherits a fortune and falls into a misguided relationship with a gentleman confidence artist whose true nature, including a barbed and covetous disposition, turns her life into a nightmare.

Director: Jane Campion
Stars: Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich, Barbara Hershey
Paranoid Park (2007)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A teenage skateboarder's life begins to fray after he is involved in the accidental death of a security guard.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Gabe Nevins, Daniel Liu, Taylor Momsen
Edit

Cast

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

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

6 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Todo por un sueño  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$21,200,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Joaquín Phoenix (Jimmy Emmett) and Nicole Kidman (Suzanne Stone) went on to co-star in films with Sean Penn; Phoenix in U Turn (1997) and Kidman in The Interpreter (2005). Incidentally Penn also starred in Milk (2008) directed by this film's Gus Van Sant. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Suzanne Stone Maretto: Good Evening, from the WWEN Weather Center!
Ed Grant: [to himself] Weather Center?
See more »

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 »

Connections

Featured in Nicole Kidman: An American Cinematheque Tribute (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

SWEET HOME ALABAMA
Written by Edward King, Gary Rossington & Ronnie Van Zant
Performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Courtesy of MCA Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
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


53 of 61 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Larry was dishonest with Suzanne darcyflav
Kidman Amazing in This Missyrocks
It was better than 6.7 shaye22
Anyone see a Palin connection? polyprufrock
Anyone wanna' take a crack at trying do describe the music in this movie ncp-7
Entrapment? hawkdude8
Discuss To Die For (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?