Dead Man's Curve (1998)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Romance  |  12 August 1998 (France)
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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
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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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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Release Date:

12 August 1998 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Curve  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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 »


Chris: [Chris asks Dr. Ashley about signs that his roomate is suicidal] What about music?
Dr. Ashley: Music... Okay... ummm... Suzanne Vega, The Cure, anything from the '80's.
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Natalie's Theme
Written by Shark / Scardanelli
© Requin-Reel Musique
Administered by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)/Musica Scardanelli (PRS)
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And exercise that brain!!
10 May 1999 | by (Michigan, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie will send your brain through loops you didn't think possible. And don't even try to predict what's going to happen, because you'll be wrong. Trust me. But I know you will, anyway, because that's the fun part. The Curve appears to be a typical teen flick about getting a 4.0 GPA for having your roommate commit suicide. But it is much more, believe, me. The acting is surprisingly good, and, like I said, the plot is superbly done. Go rent it, and good luck figuring it out!

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