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Writers (WGA):
Pierre Boileau (novel) and
Thomas Narcejac (novel) ...
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Release Date:
22 March 1996 (USA) See more »
Two women. One man. The combination can be murder.
The wife and mistress of the sadistic dean of an exclusive prep school conspire to murder him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sharon Stone ... Nicole Horner

Isabelle Adjani ... Mia Baran

Chazz Palminteri ... Guy Baran

Kathy Bates ... Det. Shirley Vogel

Spalding Gray ... Simon Veatch

Shirley Knight ... Edie Danziger

Allen Garfield ... Leo Katzman

Adam Hann-Byrd ... Erik Pretzer

Donal Logue ... Video Photographer #1

Diana Bellamy ... Ms. Vawze

Clea Lewis ... Lisa Campos

J.J. Abrams ... Video Photographer #2 (as Jeffrey Abrams)

O'Neal Compton ... Irv Danziger

Bingo O'Malley ... Gannon

Stephen Liska ... PHP Officer
James Kisicki ... Rear Ender (as Jim Kisicki)
Kevin Vinay ... Desantis
Cory Pattak ... Nunez
Kate Young ... Photo Shop Clerk
Sophia Salguero ... Maid
Hank Stohl ... Morgue Cop
Zachary Mott ... Howie
Jesse Sky Ross ... Hall Monitor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Amen ... Driver in Murder Scene (uncredited)
Daniel Kremer ... Student (uncredited)

Phil Nardozzi ... Teacher (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeremiah S. Chechik  (as Jeremiah Chechik)
Writing credits
Pierre Boileau (novel "Celle Qui N'Etait Plus") and
Thomas Narcejac (novel "Celle Qui N'Etait Plus")

Henri-Georges Clouzot (screenplay "Les Diaboliques")

Don Roos (screenplay)

Produced by
Gary Barber .... executive producer
Chuck Binder .... executive producer
Gary Daigler .... co-producer
Jerry Offsay .... executive producer
James G. Robinson .... producer
Bill Todman Jr. .... executive producer
Kirsten W. Welles .... associate producer
Marvin Worth .... producer
Original Music by
Randy Edelman 
Cinematography by
Peter James 
Film Editing by
Carol Littleton 
Casting by
Jackie Burch 
Production Design by
Leslie Dilley 
Art Direction by
Dennis Bradford 
Set Decoration by
Michael Seirton 
Costume Design by
Michael Kaplan 
L'Wren Scott 
Makeup Department
Patty Bell .... additional makeup artist
Linda Boykin-Williams .... second makeup artist
Dennis Eger .... makeup artist
Nancy Keslar .... hair stylist
Michael Laudati .... hair stylist
Michael Laudati .... makeup artist
Geri Mataya .... additional hair stylist
Francesca Paris .... hair department head
John Quaglia .... hair stylist
Tricia Sawyer .... makeup artist: Sharon Stone
Ronnie Specter .... makeup artist (as Ronnie Spector)
Lisa Jayne Storey .... hair stylist
Production Management
Gary Daigler .... unit production manager
Jody Levin .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nancy Blewer .... second second assistant director (as Nancy Blewer-Mahaffey)
K.C. Colwell .... first assistant director
Stephen Lee Davis .... second assistant director
Leslie Dilley .... second unit director
Art Department
Norman Beck .... carpenter
Vincent Borrelli .... scenic artist
Robert Buncher .... carpenter
Julie B. Crum .... greens department
Darien N. D'Alfonso .... scenic artist
Chip Eccles .... carpenter
Eileen Garrigan .... charge scenic
Thomas J. Garrigan .... scenic artist
Jim Heastings .... carpenter
Smith Harper Hutchings .... scenic artist
Gregory Jones .... set dresser
Kenneth J. Kellers .... carpenter
Marion Kolsby .... assistant art director
Gary Kosko .... assistant art director
Lara Lampenfield .... painter
Martin Lasowitz .... property master (as Martin Lazowicz)
Mary O'Brien .... scenic artist
Thomas Michael Ryan .... general foreman
Jeffrey Schlatter .... construction coordinator
Diana Stoughton .... scenic artist
Joseph Waterkotte .... construction gang boss
Joan Winters .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Bill W. Benton .... re-recording mixer
Jim Brookshire .... sound editor
Chris Carpenter .... re-recording mixer
Tim Chau .... sound designer
Tim Chau .... supervising sound editor
Pat Dames .... second boom operator
Pat Dames .... sound mixer: second unit
Carmen Flores De Tanis .... assistant sound editor
Susan Dudeck .... adr editor
Albert Gasser .... sound editor
Avram D. Gold .... adr editor
Rich Green .... foley coordinator
Kimberly Harris .... supervising adr editor (as Kimberly Harris-Rivolier)
Doug Hemphill .... re-recording mixer
Nils C. Jensen .... sound editor
David Kern .... sound editor
Dennis Maitland II .... production sound mixer
Donald J. Malouf .... sound editor
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer
John Rotondi .... sound engineer: Y4
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
George E. Simpson Jr. .... boom operator
Christina Tucker .... adr mixer
Scott Weber .... foley mixer
Paul J. Zydel .... adr mixer
Special Effects by
Michael E. Doyle .... special effects foreman (as Michael Doyle)
Timothy B. Graham .... special effects
Kevin Harris .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Craig Barron .... digital effects supervisor
Krystyna Demkowicz .... visual effects production manager
John Duncan .... visual effects model maker
Christopher Evans .... matte artist supervisor
Jennifer Law-Stump .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital
Cameron Noble .... visual effects cameraman
Paul Rivera .... digital composite supervisor
Paul Rivera .... visual effects digital compositing
Olivier Sarda .... digital artist
Dan Seneres .... model builder (uncredited)
Danny Aiello III .... stunt coordinator
Donna Evans .... stunts
Peter Gause III .... stunts
Don Hewitt .... stunts
Sammy Thurman .... stunts
Deborah Watkins .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Abraham .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Robert Bender .... electrician
Jim Bridges .... still photographer
Steve Cohagan .... rigging gaffer
Stephen Crowley .... electrician
Richard S. Crumrine Jr. .... second assistant camera
Liz Dory .... assistant camera (as Elizabeth Dory)
Gregory L. Edwards .... grip
Jim Emswiller .... video assist operator
Bart Flaherty .... rigging grip
Brian Gunter .... gaffer
Craig Haagensen .... camera operator
John Janusek .... key rigging grip
Jordan Klein Sr. .... underwater camera operator (as Jordan Klein)
Dominique Levy .... second assistant camera
W. Russell McCormack .... gaffer: second unit
Jon D. Morrison .... set lighting
John S. Moyer .... camera operator
Jean-Pierre Nutini .... electrical best boy
Brent Peelor .... electrician
Brian Powers .... electrician
Erich Roland .... Steadicam operator: second unit
Erich Roland .... photographer: second unit
Keith Seymour .... grip
John P. Shine .... grip
Ted Wiegand .... electrician
Niels Alpert .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Donna M. Belajac .... casting: Pittsburgh
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Nancy Mosser .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patrick Caulfield .... set costumer
Oda Groeschel .... costumer: Sharon Stone
Frankie Ritacco .... costumer
Eileen Sieff Stroup .... wardrobe supervisor
Katherine Watson .... wardrobe assistant to L'Wren Scott
Editorial Department
Alan Jacques .... assistant editor
Mark L. Levine .... assistant editor
Bob Putynkowski .... color timer
Scott Wesley Ross .... post-production assistant
Joan Sobel .... assistant editor
Suzanne Spangler .... associate editor
Location Management
Brian Hartman .... locations
Judy Matthews .... location manager
Music Department
Elton Ahi .... music recording engineer
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Randy Edelman .... conductor
Randy Edelman .... musician: piano soloist
Robert Fernandez .... music recording engineer (as Bobby Fernandez)
Ralph Ferraro .... orchestrator
John La Salandra .... music editor (as John LaSalandra)
E. Gedney Webb .... assistant music editor
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Maria Newman .... musician (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Katie Scott .... transportation
Marc Scott .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Natalie Baker .... dialect coach
Lisa Bradley .... production coordinator
Lisa A. Campbell .... assistant production coordinator: Los Angeles
Daniel Casey .... video first assist
Ray Cervenak .... security captain
Craig Comstock .... production assistant
Leslie Dilley .... technical coordinator
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Larry Geyer .... production assistant
Craig Glaser .... key craft service
Zoila Gomez .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Kelly Helstrom .... assistant: Mr. Barber
Alan Jacques .... projectionist
Brenda Bush Johannesen .... lead stand-in (as Brenda Bush)
Casey LaRocco .... production assistant
Robert A. Levine .... unit publicist
Shawn Fulton Lucas .... stand-in: Jeffrey Abrams
Ron Modro .... assistant: Marvin Worth
Jack Munn .... production medic
Diana Osberg .... set production assistant
Steve Parys .... key set production assistant
Cornelia 'Nini' Rogan .... script supervisor
Todd P. Smith .... production management
Christian Stavrakis .... set production assistant (as Chris Stavrakis)
Cynthia Streit .... production coordinator
Mimi Wyeth .... construction accountant
David 'Yoko' Jose .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Rated R for violence/terror, sexuality and language
107 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Sharon Stone and the film's producer James G. Robinson fell out over her refusal to do a nude scene.See more »
Continuity: The lines of text on the computer monitor reach the bottom of the screen start scrolling. In the close-up, the text is just starting to be written again.See more »
[Nicole lights her cigarette]
Leo:Second-hand smoke kills, you know.
Nicole:[blowing smoke in Leo's face] Not reliably.
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Movie Connections:
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13 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Suckered by an American remake of 'Diabolique' (not that I'm bitter), 18 June 2005
Author: lemon_magic from Wavy Wheat, Nebraska

I saw that 'Diabolique' was showing on a cable movie channel, and I had heard great things about it, and so I was prepared to be impressed and intrigued, and to improve my 'cultural literacy' in the process.

Instead, what I got was a draggy, lifeless 'film noir' remake with Sharon Stone and Chazz Palmintieri. The frustrating thing about the movie was that it was JUST GOOD ENOUGH and kept JUST ENOUGH of the elements of the original plot to make me hope that things would improve somehow. So I kept watching it. But it never did.

I am not Sharon Stone's biggest fan, but I acknowledge that she gave a compelling performance in "Casino", and that very few actresses past or present could have played her role better. (Joan Crawford or Betty Davis, maybe). And she's a black hole of bitterness and anger here -somehow sexually inviting and repellent at the same time. That doesn't make for comfortable viewing. There's the same problem with the lesbian undercurrents between the wife and the mistress - it ought to be titillating or erotic, but it's just stale and nasty. And Chazz Palmintieri is a great character actor( see 'The Usual Suspects' or "Bullets Over Broadway"), but the character he plays is such a flat-out son-of-a-bitch that you really don't want to watch him.

But the real the problem with the film is that they were going for dread and suspense, but the pacing and rhythms of each of the individual scenes was way off - empty and interminable. So the viewer wound up feeling dread and BOREDOM instead. That doesn't make for 'recommended film viewing'.

I still hope to seek out the original one of these days, so at least the remake didn't spoil anything. And some one else might like this version just fine on its own merits, depending on how big a Stone fan they are (it is really her movie - her character drives the events in the plot).

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