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




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie (as Tamara Craig Thomas)
Detective Shipper
Bo Dietl ...
Detective Amato
Kevin Ruf ...
Chancellor Alexander
Bee Girl
Dr. Ashley
Cheryl Goode ...
David P. Moore ...
Register Boy


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 <>

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Suicide. Deception.'s murder getting into Harvard. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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)  »

Also Known As:

The Curve  »

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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 »


Camera crew and boom mic reflected in car window when Chris is arguing with the two detectives outside the campus. See more »


Detective Shipper: You're pretty set on getting into Harvard, aren't you?
Chris: Well, it has crossed my mind. Why? Are you gentleman, alumni?
Detective Amato: That's real fucking funny, idiot!
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Teenage Suicide
Performed by Unwritten Law
Written by Scott Russo (as Russo) / Wade Youman (as Youman) / Rob Brewer (as Brewer) / Steve Morris (as Morris)
© Unwritten Music (ASCAP)
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Twisted "Curve"
4 August 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Scream"'s Matthew Lilard is at his insane best in this variation on student life. Unlike another film which took a comic approach to the "dead roommate equals good grades", this film is deadly serious. Good performances aside, the script meanders and lacks true thrills, making it slow going at times. But hang in for the ending - as usual, the best part of the curve is the twist.

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