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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 ... 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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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:

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Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »

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Budget:

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

Dolby Digital

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Color

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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

Chris: [Chris is asking for specific signs that someone may be suicidal] What about movies?
Dr. Ashley: Okay. Any period piece. A Scandanavian film. And anything by a first time writer-director. I hate those. Is this helpful?
[Film cuts to a title card that reads "Written and Directed by Dan Rosen."]
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References Species II (1998) See more »

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Blue
Performed by Wild Colonials
Written by Angela McCluskey (as McCluskey) / Shark / Paul Cantelon (as Cantelon) / Thaddeus Corea (as Corea) / Scott Roewe (as Roewe)
© WB Music Corp./Lemz Music/St. Bernadette Music/Sharkadelic Music/Paulucco Music/Not Dad's Music (ASCAP)
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Ver Music/Give A Wave Music (BMI)
Courtesy of DGC Records, Inc.
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He'd rather kill than study
8 April 2003 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

Insane college student figures out a way to get his grades the easy way. Murder. Everything goes his way as he outwits the police, fools the university staff, and pins the rap on his dopey partner. However, all is not as it seems and some surprises are in store for the viewer. Interesting little thriller, with some black comedy thrown in the mix: makes a guy wonder if such a rule could exist in a university without causing just such an incident.


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