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

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Tim: All through senior year Rand dates the same girl. And a week before the prom she dumped him. So it's a week before the senior prom and she says to Rand 'We should go as friends'. But Rand agrees. It gets to prom night. They've got tuxedos, limo, great reservations. Then when 7:00 rolls around, no Rand. 8:00 no Rand. 10:00 no Rand. And I can see it, mom and dad have the camcorder out, the sister gets to stay up late to see the big sister go to her prom. 11:00 no Rand to be found. But he went to ...
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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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Twisted "Curve"
4 August 1999 | by 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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