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A Friend to Die For (1994)

TV-PG | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 26 September 1994
When popular and beautiful cheerleader Stacey is stabbed to death, who could have done it? It could have been asocial Goth girl Monica, it could've been angst-ridden Jill - or maybe it was the plain girl nobody suspected.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Angela Delvecchio
... Stacy Lockwood
... Agent Gilwood
... Priest
... Joe Delvecchio
Margaret Langrick ... Jill Anderson
... Jamie Hall (as Marlee Shelton)
... Monica Whitley
... Ed Saxe
... Mrs. Delvecchio
... Terri
... Head Cheerleader
... Mr. Lockwood
Marnie Andrews ... Mrs. Lockwood
... Meridith Ladd (as Jenna J. Leigh)
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Angela Delvecchio for some reason transfers from a Catholic school to a public school in the same town. She proceeds to try to make friends with the most popular girl in school which leads to tragedy. Based on a true story. Written by Sue McCormick

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At high school, failure can be fatal. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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26 September 1994 (USA)  »

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Death Of A Cheerleader  »

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Trivia

Tori Spelling and Kellie Martin had previously co-starred in the 1989 film Troop Beverly Hills (1989). See more »

Goofs

At Stacy's funeral, the liturgical colors are incorrect. Assuming that it is a Roman Catholic funeral, the priest should be wearing a black stole and the cloth draping over the casket should also be black. Instead, the priest is wearing a green stole and the cloth is purple. Even if this scene was not intended to depict a Catholic funeral, the colors are still inconsistent. Any Christian denomination using liturgical colors would not combine the colors green (ordinary time) and purple (seasons of penance) in the same liturgy, funeral or not. See more »

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Angela Delvecchio: I got a job in the Attendance Office, and guess who I'll be working with!
Jill: From the way you sound, it must be someone important. Who is it? Nancy Reagan?
Angela Delvecchio: Stacy Lockwood!
Jill: Oh. Miss Queen Bee herself! What? Are you one of her drones? I'm sorry, Angela, I just don't wanna see you get hurt.
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References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

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Well acted and an important message
16 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

"A Friend to Die For" was a very good TV movie. Based on a true story, it tells the story of a young girl who murders a more popular classmate.

Both the young leads did a great job in their roles. The story opens with the actual murder and then launches into the story surrounding it. So effective in her role as the bitchy Stacy is the always attractive Tori Spelling that you almost start to lose sympathy for her as a victim as the movie progresses. It's a big change for her from her role as the sweet, perky Doanna Martin on 90210. Kellie Martin, who is both beautiful and talented, does an equally awesome job as Angela; she is a little too shy, a little too poor and WAY too eager to fit in with the "right" crowd. As wrong as her actions were, you find yourself sympathizing with her. Although she handled her anger and hurt in a very wrong way, the emotions brought on by her treatment at the hands of Stacy (which was also wrong) were real and understandable. By the end of the movie I found myself feeling sad for everyone involved and thinking how different things could have and should have been. IT makes you wonder what went wrong with these two girls that Stacy had no respect for those different or less popular than herself and that Angela felt so badly about herself that she needed Stacy's friendship and approval to feel worthwhile.

A little research will provide you with some interesting information on the actual case. I found it very telling that a friend of the "real" Stacy (Kirsten Costas) dismissed any suggestions that Kristen and her crowd were mean-spirited bullies with the comment "She was only mean to people she didn't care about." How sad that young people today have the attitude that it is OK to mistreat people you don't like. While Kirsten didn't deserve to die and the hands of Bernadette Protti (the "real" Angela), her superior "I am better than you and therefore I shall make you an object of my amusement" attitude is far too prevalent today.


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