5.4/10
12,377
61 user 37 critic

Diabolique (1996)

Trailer
1:52 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
The wife and mistress of the sadistic dean of an exclusive prep school conspire to murder him.

Director:

Jeremiah S. Chechik (as Jeremiah Chechik)

Writers:

Pierre Boileau (novel), Thomas Narcejac (novel) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Scissors (1991)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

After a young woman is attacked in the elevator she meets her neighbours (two brothers) for the first time. One of the brothers has a secret, the other has a crush on her. Her analyst tries... See full summary »

Director: Frank De Felitta
Stars: Sharon Stone, Steve Railsback, Ronny Cox
Last Dance (1996)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A lawyer assigned to the clemency case of a woman on death row finds himself forming a deep friendship with her while he tries to prevent her impending execution.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Sharon Stone, Rob Morrow, Randy Quaid
Intersection (1994)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

While driving on a remote highway, a man is torn between choosing to reunite with his estranged wife or taking up with his lovers

Director: Mark Rydell
Stars: Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, Lolita Davidovich
Sliver (1993)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A woman moves into an exclusive New York City apartment building, which she soon discovers houses tenants with all manner of shocking secrets.

Director: Phillip Noyce
Stars: Sharon Stone, William Baldwin, Tom Berenger
Diabolique (1955)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The wife and mistress of a loathed school principal hatch a plan to murder him while having the perfect alibi. They carry out the plan...but then his body disappears.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Stars: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse
Gloria (1999)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A street-wise, middle-aged moll named Gloria stands up against the mobs, which is complicated by a six-year-old urchin with a will of his own who she reluctantly takes under her wing after ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Sharon Stone, Jean-Luke Figueroa, Jeremy Northam
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharon Stone ... Nicole Horner
Isabelle Adjani ... Mia Baran
Chazz Palminteri ... Guy Baran
Kathy Bates ... Det. Shirley Vogel
Spalding Gray ... Simon Veatch
Shirley Knight ... Edie Danziger
Allen Garfield ... Leo Katzman
Adam Hann-Byrd ... Erik Pretzer
Donal Logue ... Video Photographer #1
Diana Bellamy ... Ms. Vawze
Clea Lewis ... Lisa Campos
J.J. Abrams ... Video Photographer #2 (as Jeffrey Abrams)
O'Neal Compton ... Irv Danziger
Bingo O'Malley ... Gannon
Stephen Liska ... PHP Officer
Edit

Storyline

The wife and mistress of a cruel school master collaborate in a carefully planned and executed attempt to murder him. The plan goes well until the body, which has been strategically dumped, disappears. The strain starts to tell on the two women as a retired police investigator who is looking into the disappearance on a whim begins to think that they know more than they are telling, and their mental state is not helped when their victim is seen, apparently alive and well by one of the pupils. Written by Mark Thompson <mrt@oasis.icl.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Two women. One man. The combination can be murder.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/terror, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

22 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diabólicas See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,524,055, 22 March 1996

Gross USA:

$17,000,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,300,000
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Gabriel Byrne, Jeremy Irons and Jack Nicholson all turned down the role of Guy Baran, where it ultimately went to Chazz Palminteri. See more »

Goofs

The lines of text on the computer monitor reach the bottom of the screen start scrolling. In the close-up, the text is just starting to be written again. See more »

Quotes

Mia: Am I alive?
Nicole: No, you are dead, this is Heaven and I am Virgin Mary.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Baywatch: Diabolique (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

In The Arms Of Love
Written by Marco Marinageli and Frank P. Maddlone
Performed by Sherry Williams
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

Fascinating
8 August 1999 | by gleepsSee all my reviews

A fascinating example of glossy Hollywood film-making. No, it's not good. But the movie is shot gorgeously, the score is sumptuous and oddly touching, and the movie is often hilariously campy. Some lame stabs are taken at making the material more relevant and serious (Kathy Bates character is a cancer survivor; lesbian overtones are rampant) but these just make it more absurd. Even if you haven't seen the original, you'll figure out the "surprise" ending a mile away. And a thriller could not possibly be plotted more carelessly. But you've got to give points to a movie that dares to make Sharon Stone a math teacher (at an all-boys school, no less!). Watch and marvel at how Stone gleefully tramples over doormat Isabella Adjani in every scene as if she's a drag-queen version of herself. Many will find this movie boring, but if you go in expecting a campy, silly good time, you won't be disappointed.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 61 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed