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Stranger Than Fiction (2000)

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Lives spiral out of control when four friends cover up a murder.


Eric Bross



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Complete credited cast:
Mackenzie Astin ... Jared Roth
Todd Field ... Austin Walker / Donovan Miller
Dina Meyer ... Emma Scarlett
Natasha Gregson Wagner ... Violet Madison
Michael Flynn ... Nick
Steve O'Neill ... Porter
Scott Subiono ... Homeless Man (as Scott Sublono)
Joe Unger ... Bubba
Frances Bay ... Mrs. Steiner
Robert Lewis ... Policeman #1
K.C. Clyde ... Young Man
Sharron Prince Sharron Prince ... Newscaster


While waiting for their flight in a bar of an airport, the writer Donovan Miller tells the story of his best-seller to a stranger to kill time. In Salt Lake City, Violet Madison, Austin Walker, Emma Scarlett and Jared Roth are good friends. After going together to a bar, Jared comes wounded to Austin's apartment in the late night and confesses that he is gay and has just killed a man in his apartment. He asks to his friends to help him to vanish with the body of the victim. The group agrees, and after many incidents, Violet stresses, jeopardizing the group. When Violet is found hanged in her house, many secrets are disclosed. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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one murder leads to another


Thriller | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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






Release Date:

19 May 2001 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Am Anfang war ein Mord See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


Emma Scarlett: What was that?
Jared Roth: It's coming from the trunk!
Violet Madison: Everything in the trunk is supposed to be dead!
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entertaining but not very good
12 September 2001 | by hardbreakerSee all my reviews

The story is entertaining although the movie is not very strong. Probably due to lack of experience it misses something. Strong acting for one thing. But the thing that bothered me the most is that they didn't try to make an ongoing story of it. Some things aren't explained in the movie itself but by a narrator who has to tie some loose ends together in the end to finish the story That is what i think is very cheap and non professional.

This movie gave me the impression that they had a four hour television series and tried to cut into 100 minutes to make a movie out of it. They failed!

But after all these negative things it is time to name some good sides. The twists are very nice and also the reaction of the different characters when they get deeper in deeper in the sh*t. And it is not some standard Hollywood action movie you have seen millions of times before.

rating: 3 out of 5

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