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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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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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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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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

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 »

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 Scream 2 (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Natalie's Theme
Written by Shark / Scardanelli
© Requin-Reel Musique
Administered by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)/Musica Scardanelli (PRS)
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Twisted "Curve"
4 August 1999 | by NJMoonSee all my reviews

"Scream"'s Matthew Lilard is at his insane best in this variation on student life. Unlike another film which took a comic approach to the "dead roommate equals good grades", this film is deadly serious. Good performances aside, the script meanders and lacks true thrills, making it slow going at times. But hang in for the ending - as usual, the best part of the curve is the twist.


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