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New Best Friend (2002)

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A North Carolina sheriff investigates the near-fatal drug overdose of an underachieving college girl, and uncovers many sordid details of her life before and during her descent into drugs and debauchery.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mia Kirshner ... Alicia Campbell
Meredith Monroe ... Hadley Ashton
Dominique Swain ... Sidney Barrett
Scott Bairstow ... Trevor
Rachel True ... Julianne Livingston
Taye Diggs ... Sheriff Artie Bonner
Glynnis O'Connor ... Connie Campbell
Joanna Canton ... Sarah
Eric Michael Cole ... Warren
Oliver Hudson ... Josh
Dean James Dean James ... Max
J. Michael Hunter J. Michael Hunter ... Charlie
Edmund Kearney Edmund Kearney ... Dean (as Edmund J. Kearney)
Don Henderson Baker ... Haas
Shawn Michelle Cosby ... Joanie
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At fancy, private Colby University, in the North Carolina hills, a drug overdose puts a senior near death. The school administration calls in the acting sheriff to conduct "a delicate and discrete investigation" - a whitewash. The more he digs, the more evidence he finds that the overdose may have been attempted murder. In flashbacks that parallel his investigation, we see Alicia, a scholarship girl worried about her grades, gradually pulled into the social life of three rich and amoral young women, led by the blond Hadley, a femme fatale. Before the investigation ends, we've met boyfriends, a drug dealer, Alicia's mom, Hadley's dad, nurses, doctors, and an orderly. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong sexuality, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Depraved Indifference See more »

Filming Locations:

Charleston, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,658, 14 April 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,658, 14 April 2002
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FGM Entertainment See more »
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When Sydney and Alicia are talking on the bed, one of Alicia's lines doesn't match her lip movements. See more »

Quotes

Hadley Ashton: I'm warning you, back off Trevor or you'll be sorry!
Alicia Campbell: [sarcastic tone] Ooooo, I'm shaking.
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Golddigger
Written by 'Ramin Ken Sakurai', 'Geraldine M Soriano', 'Rick Torres', 'Kiran Shahani', Martin Denny
Performed by Supreme Beings of Leisure
Courtesy of MCA Records
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The good kind of movies
15 May 2004 | by missmuchachosSee all my reviews

A lot of people told me about this movie before I finally got the time to see it. I really LOVED it! The story, all mixed up, is incredibly well directed. This is the story of a crime/accident/overdose that happened in a rich College School. A young brilliant poor student who tried to fit in with the rich chicks of her school... an overdose that first looked like an accident. That looked like a suicide. But did anyone mentioned that maybe it would be a murder? EVERYTHING in that movie was SIMPLY PERFECT, the confusion, that way they managed to keep you wondering, the music. Everything!! Of course, if all you do is looking for sex scenes, you'll be disappointed. There are erotic sex scenes but if all you do is looking for a big pair of boobs jumping out of the screen, i think you'd better look for something else... something more brainless. I'm telling you, New Best Friend is one of the BEST MOVIES I've ever seen!!!


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