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Dead Man's Curve (1998)

Two college students kill their roommate and make it look like a suicide.


Dan Rosen


Dan Rosen




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


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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Did You Know?


The bulls-eye of the dart board in Chris & Tim's dorm room is a photo of Vince Vaughn. See more »


Boom Mic appears above shot at 23:52. The scene with the lighthouse in the background as Rand is alone and approached by Tim and Chris to drink with them. See more »


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 (1995) See more »


Wake Up Sad
Performed by Wild Colonials
Written by Angela McCluskey (as McCluskey) / Shark / Paul Cantelon (as Cantelon) / Thaddeus Corea (as Corea) / Scott Roewe (as Roewe)
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Matthew Lillard is cool!!!!!!
28 March 2001 | by chris_364See all my reviews

After seeing Matthew Lillard in Scream I instantly became a fan of his, so when I was looking for other movies that he'd done, I went down to my video shop and found a movie called "Dead mans curve". I saw that Lillard was in it so I rented it, and I was totally impressed!!!! This black comedy was dark and disturbing in the way that Fight Club among others is. I loved this movie especially Lillards trademark facial expressions, watch out Jim Carrey. With Lillard due to appear in the new Scooby Doo movie, Lillards career looks rosey, as for Dead Mans Curve, that now has its rightful place in my Video cabinet. Matthew Lillard is cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Release Date:

12 August 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Curve See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »


Box Office


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

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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