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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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Taglines:

Suicide. Deception. Betrayal...it's murder getting into Harvard. See more »


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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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

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 »

Quotes

Tim: [reads from the suicide note he wrote for Chris] "To whom it may concern. I, being of sound mind but broken spirit have decided to take my own life. There is no one to blame but a society that has pushed its youth too hard and too fast without ever giving them a parachute if they fail."
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Mr. Rosen's Driver ... Everybody See more »

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References Species II (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Unsaid Warning
Performed by THC
Written by Sarah Folkman (as Folkman) / George Sarah (as Sara)
© THC Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of THC Music
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after watching this film I wanted to commit suicide as well...
8 January 2006 | by screamingdreamerSee all my reviews

at first, the cinematography looks good, so at least it has that...but this movie slowly descends into the depths of Hollywood hell. it twists so many times you completely get lost, and by the end of the movie, you have no idea what just happened! i suppose if i subjected myself to watching it again, maybe i would pick up something i missed before. but to be perfectly honest, it was so bad, i don't think i CAN watch it again. this movie makes no sense to me. what's so bad is that i truly believe that i actually DO understand everything about it. its just so bad that i'm having trouble really BELIEVING that i'm really understanding. i just keep thinking "there has to be something more..." if there IS indeed something more to this film, its completely and hopelessly buried under the layers of crap that make this movie what it is. don't waste your time on this piece of crap. if you want to watch something that will twist and turn and challenge your brain...watch a David lynch film.


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