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To Die For

106 min | Argentina:110 min
Comedy | Crime | Drama
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Gus Van Sant
Won Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 11 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 1995-10-06
Filming Locations: King City Secondary School, King City, Ontario, Canada
Budget: $20,000,000
Gross: $21,284,514 (USA)£1,645,594 (UK)
Dan Hedaya
Dan Hedaya
To Die For
Nicole Kidman
Suzanne Stone Maretto
Matt Dillon
Larry Maretto
Joaquin Phoenix
Jimmy Emmett
Casey Affleck
Russel Hines
Illeana Douglas
Janice Maretto
Alison Folland
Lydia Mertz
Wayne Knight
Ed Grant
Kurtwood Smith
Earl Stone
Holland Taylor
Carol Stone
Susan Traylor
Faye Stone
Maria Tucci
Angela Maretto
Tim Hopper
Mike Warden
Michael Rispoli
Ben DeLuca
Buck Henry
Mr. H. Finlaysson
Gerry Quigley
Tom Forrester
Alan Edward Lewis
Nadine MacKinnon
Sexy Woman
Conrad Coates
Weaselly Guy
Ron Gabriel
Ian Heath
Graeme Millington
Sean Ryan
Nicholas Pasco
Joyce Maynard
David Collins
Eve Crawford
Janet Lo
David Cronenberg
Man at Lake
Tom Quinn
Skating Promoter
Peter Glen
Priest (as Peter Glenn)
Amber-Lee Campbell
Suzanne (Age 5)
Colleen Williams
Valerie Mertz
Simon Richards
Philip Williams
Babe Hines
Susan Backs
June Hines
Adam Roth
Band Member
Andrew Scott
Band Member
Tamara Gorski
Chick #2 at Bar
Katie Griffin
Girl at Bar
Carla Renee
Girl at Bar
Melissa Cooper
High School Girl (uncredited)
Tom Peterson
TV Commercial (uncredited)
Chris Phillips
High School Soccer Player (uncredited)
Rain Phoenix
Tambourine Player in Band (uncredited)
George Segal
Conference Speaker (uncredited)
Isabella Simone
High School Student (uncredited)
Did you know?
This is one of two films starring Nicole Kidman directed by a gay director, both released in 1995. The other is Batman Forever, directed by Joel Schumacher.
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The story is set in New Hampshire, but filming took place almost entirely in and around Toronto. Torontonian director David Cronenberg appears in a cameo ("man at the lake").
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After working in this film, Casey Affleck brought director Gus Van Sant a script by his brother Ben and Ben's friend Matt. It became Good Will Hunting (1997).
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This story takes place in Little Hope, NH. Early in the movie, a newspaper article entitled "Sex, Violence and the Weather" shows a map of southern New Hampshire, with an arrow pointing to Little Hope. But the arrow actually points to a location in Massachusetts.
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At Larry Maretto's burial the Catholic priest says "in nominis patris et filius et spiritus sanctus," getting most of the endings wrong. Correct is "in nomine patris et filii et spiritus sancti," which any priest would know.
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When Larry and Suzanne are in Miami on their honeymoon they are enjoying a warm, sunny day and Larry is in a colorful tropical shirt. But his breath is clearly visible when he speaks.
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Suzanne Stone Maretto: [to Lydia about Russell and Jimmy] It's their word against mine. Who are they? Bunch of 16-year-old losers who grew up in trailers whose parents sit around drinking and screwing their cousins!
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Suzanne Stone Maretto: You aren't really anybody in America if you're not on TV.
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Suzanne Stone Maretto: [to Lydia in the dressing room] Well, you grow up, you know? You think it's all gonna be like a fairytale. Like you're Sleeping Beauty, and along comes this Prince Charming, and he looks at you, and it's night time, and he smiles at you and kisses you.
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Who offered the dog Walter to Susan ?
Someone left Walter in a box on Susan's front door.Who was the biker?Walter was left by Larry. We see him early, after seeing Susan for the first time, outside the bar on his bike.
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Photos from cast
Dan Hedaya Kyra Harper