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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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Dan Rosen

Writer:

Dan Rosen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Lillard ... Tim
Michael Vartan ... Chris
Randall Batinkoff ... Rand
Keri Russell ... Emma
Tamara Marie Watson ... Natalie (as Tamara Craig Thomas)
Anthony Griffith ... Detective Shipper
Bo Dietl ... Detective Amato
Kevin Ruf Kevin Ruf ... Ernie
Henry Strozier ... Chancellor Alexander
Ben Livingston ... Jimmy
Kris McGaha ... Renee
Christy Stratton ... Bee Girl
Dana Delany ... Dr. Ashley
Cheryl Goode Cheryl Goode ... Bartender
David P. Moore 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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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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Official Sites:

USA Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Curve See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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: 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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Mr. Rosen's Driver ... Everybody See more »

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Dead Man's Curve
Performed by The Belljars
Written by Jan Berry (as Berry) / Roger Christian (as Christian) / Brian Wilson (as Wilson) / Artie Kornfeld (as Kornfield)
© ScreenGems - EMI Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Pajama Party Productions
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If you like Scream - You'll like The Curve
31 May 2000 | by Hollywood-3See all my reviews

Another black comedy but - this one is actually worth watching.

For those who enjoyed Scream - Part 1 and Wild Things - The Curve is a must see. It's an underrated production but then again, with the amount of movies coming out of Hollywood these days - you'd expect a few good ones to get lost in the crowd. Good performances - by all the guys and Keri Russell. 7/10


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