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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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Cast

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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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Storyline

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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Someone is about to go over the edge. See more »


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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

Tim: [reads from the suicide note he wrote for Chris] "To whom it may concern. I, being of sound mind but broken spirit have decided to take my own life. There is no one to blame but a society that has pushed its youth too hard and too fast without ever giving them a parachute if they fail."
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Mr. Rosen's Driver ... Everybody See more »

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References Diabolique (1996) See more »

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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)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
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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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