Dead Man's Curve (1998)




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A clever whodunit about two college students who plan to kill a fellow student and make it look like a suicide because of a policy that will then grant them perfect grades. Chris: Michael Vartan. Tim: Matthew Lillard. Emma: Keri Russell. Rand: Randall Batinkoff. Dr. Ashley: Dana Delany.
R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Comedy , Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Dana Delany
as Dr. Ashley
Anthony Griffith
as Detective Schipper
Bo Dietle
as Detective Amato
Kevin Ruf
as Ernie
Henry Strozier
as Chancellor Alexander
Kris McGaha
as Renee
Christy Stratton
as Bee Girl
Cheryl Goode
as Bartender
David P. Moore
as Register Boy
Nora Pierce
as Register Girl
Amy Raymond
as Jezebel
Ron Furman
as Cigar Guy
Bernard Rosen
as Mr. Ashley
David Zellner
as Deadhead
Nathan Zellner
as Deadhead
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Critic Reviews for Dead Man's Curve

All Critics (8)

A talented cast wasted beneath the muddled script.

Full Review… | April 28, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Rosen isn't quite clever enough as either a writer or a director to pull off the multiple twists 'Curve' finally takes. The satiric edge and much of the movie's logic disappear in its last 20 minutes.

Full Review… | July 15, 2003
Kalamazoo Gazette

Rare that you'll see this many moronic plot twists in just one movie.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999

So concerned about its plot that it doesn't pay much attention at all to its characters, and therefore, the film only comes off feeling even more empty-headed.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999

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Full Review… | April 17, 2001

Audience Reviews for Dead Man's Curve

This thriller had me really enjoying it - if you can get past the silly premise, the set up of the crime and the initial twist was fairly gripping. The acting is above average, and I always enjoy seeing Dana Delaney in a movie regardless of how big the role. After building up a good head of steam, all heck broke loose at the end and what seemed to be a well crafted story veered into absurdity. Good enough to watch, but not as good as it could have been.

Don Schick
Don Schick

I think I'm rating this a little higher than it actually deserves, but I enjoy Matthew Lillard's performance in it and can overlook the maybe one too many plot-twists that it throws at the audience just because it's a bit of 90's nostalgia that I recall from the VHS days. I like it, but it's probably a rental for most.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

I saw this movie in the "free movies" section On Demand and decided to check it out! I actually ended up liking it. Movies from the 1990's make me laugh and this did too. Point is that this kept me intertained for 2 hours. My Reccomendation: its alright, and ok for free :)

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