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Dead Man's Curve (1998)

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

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Two college roommates go out and party, resulting in bad grades. They learn of the clause that says, "If your roommate dies, you get an A," and decide to find someone who is on the verge, so to speak, to move in with them.

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Chancellor Alexander
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Bartender
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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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The Curve  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The bulls-eye of the dart board in Chris & Tim's dorm room is a photo of Vince Vaughn. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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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References Diabolique (1996) See more »

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Performed by Los Colonials Savage
Written by Shark / Paul Cantelon (as Cantelon) / Scott Roewe (as Roewe) / Thaddeus Corea (as Corea)
© WB Music Corp./Lemz Music/Requin-Reel Musique/Paulucco Music (ASCAP)
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Ver Music/Give A Wave Music/Grumpy Music (BMI)
Courtesy of DGC Records Inc.
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a relatively obscure, but decent flick
30 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The premise behind this movie is, how much is someone to compromise their morals in order to achieve academic gain? In the tradition of movies such as "The Perfect Score" and "Cheaters", but much, much darker, that question is answered...and then some. Matthew Lillard does an amazing job as a cunning, manipulative, and more than slightly psychotic college roommate willing to do anything to get ahead. The movie contains enough plot turns to make your head spin at times, but the acting is solid and the storyline was more than enough to keep me captivated throughout. Its an old question placed in a contemporary context, and it makes for a damn good horror film.


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