The Curve (film)
|The Curve (US Title)|
|Directed by||Dan Rosen|
|Produced by||Michael Amato, Jeremy Lew, Ted Schipper|
|Written by||Dan Rosen|
|Edited by||Glenn Garland|
|Distributed by||Trimark Pictures|
|Release dates||24 January 1998|
|Running time||91 minutes|
It is also known as Dead Man's Curve, but was changed to The Curve to avoid confusion with the film Dead Man on Campus, a comedy with a similar pass by catastrophe premise about two college roommates who try to get another to commit suicide.
In the UK and Australia it was released as Dead Man's Curve.
The story follows Tim, Chris and Rand who are campus roommates. After hearing of a school policy, which says that anyone whose roommate commits suicide gets an automatic 4.0 GPA (see: Pass by catastrophe), Tim and Chris plot to kill Rand and make it look like suicide. After the suicide, Rand's girlfriend Natalie (the roommate of Chris' girlfriend Emma) is distraught and commits suicide as well. The story takes several plot twists as each person's motives come to light and the truth is revealed.
Writer and director Dan Rosen and score composer Shark music supervised the film (credited as Pajama Party Productions). Prior to the start of filming, they made a mix tape of music they were considering for the film. Each actor was given the tape as background to their characters. When editor Glen Garland was putting together the first edit of the film he used music from this mix tape as temp. Many of the songs ended up in the final film.
A song based soundtrack album featuring songs from Dead Man's Curve/The Curve was released in Japan only through Toho Records.
A soundtrack album featuring music from Dead Man's Curve/The Curve was released in North America through Chromatic Records.
The US soundtrack album featured 14 tracks from score composer Shark, plus the opera piece, "Aria from La Wally", and the songs "Die" by Starbelly, "Bela Lugosi's Dead" by Bauhaus and "Wake Up Sad (remix)" by Wild Colonials.
- Matthew Lillard - Tim Jackson
- Michael Vartan - Chris
- Randall Batinkoff - Rand
- Keri Russell - Emma
- Dana Delany - Dr Ashley
- Tamara Craig Thomas - Natalie
- Anthony Griffith - Detective Shipper
- Bo Dietl - Detective Amato
- Kevin Ruf - Ernie
- Kris McGaha - Renee
- Dan Rosen - Director/Writer
- Michael Amato - Producer
- Jeremy Lew - Producer
- Ted Schipper - Producer
- Shark - Music