Two college students kill their roommate and make it look like a suicide.

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Tim
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Rand
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Emma
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Natalie (as Tamara Craig Thomas)
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Detective Shipper
Bo Dietl ...
Detective Amato
Kevin Ruf ...
Ernie
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Chancellor Alexander
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Jimmy
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Renee
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Bee Girl
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Dr. Ashley
Cheryl Goode ...
Bartender
David P. Moore ...
Register Boy
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Tim, Chris and Rand are campus roommates. They are not the closest of friends. When it is announced as being usual to get the best possible grades as compensation for the psychic stress of a roommates' suicide, Tim and Chris decide to kill Rand. After Rand's "suicide", his girlfriend Natalie takes her life, too. She was the roommate of Chris' girl Emma. Who's tricking who? Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Rated R for strong language, a scene of sexuality, some violent behavior and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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12 August 1998 (France)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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The bulls-eye of the dart board in Chris & Tim's dorm room is a photo of Vince Vaughn. See more »

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As Tim reveals his plan for Chris to get Emma back, it cuts to an open-air shot of Chris purchasing flowers. His shadow (and the shadows of a number of other people and props) is clearly visible on the sky backdrop behind him. See more »

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Rand: [Pointing a gun at Tim] Don't worry, they'll dedicate a ward in the psych department to you, you sick fuck.
Tim: This isn't going to work! You can't shoot me, you morons! It has to look like a suicide!
Chris: [Feigns shock] Oh, fuck! He's right!
[Rand and Chris push Tim off the cliff]
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References Species II (1998) See more »

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Cruel to Be Kind
Performede by The Connells
Written by Nick Lowe (as Lowe) / Ian Gomm (as Gomm)
© Incomplete Music/Angle Rock Inc. (PRS)
Courtesy of TVT Records
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Lillard at his best
16 June 1999 | by (Leicester, England) – See all my reviews

Matthew Lillard always manages to be the shining light of a film. He was great in Scream, even better in She's All That,and somehow managed to go one better in Dead Man's Curve. It doesn't matter how bad the film is, you can always count on Matthew Lillard. He plays disturbed killer Tim who, with the help of his room mate Chris(michael vartan), plots to kill other room mate Rand(randall bakinkoff). The story gets even more intense however, when Chris' girlfriend finds out. Lillard gives a fantastic performance(as always). The rest of the cast though, trail behind. They're not terrible, but they're just not as watchable as Lillard who plays his psycho killer with acute accuracy. In my opinion, Lillard is one of Hollywood's best up and coming actors. He has a superb career ahead of him and this film is one huge stepping stone that will be remembered as his leap to success. Top film with a fun and twisted story that will keep you hypnotized throughout. Rating=5/5


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