A Kiss Before Dying

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Overview

This thriller is the second film based on the novel of the same name by Ira Levin. Matt Dillon stars as Jonathan Corliss, a lethal schemer from the wrong side of the tracks. Now a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Jonathan has been obsessed since childhood with the fortunes of a company called Carlsson Copper. Jonathan plans to ingratiate himself with the wealthy family of magnate Thor Carlsson (Max von Sydow) and has begun secretly dating Carlsson's daughter Dorothy (Sean Young). When Dorothy learns ...
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Overview

This thriller is the second film based on the novel of the same name by Ira Levin. Matt Dillon stars as Jonathan Corliss, a lethal schemer from the wrong side of the tracks. Now a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Jonathan has been obsessed since childhood with the fortunes of a company called Carlsson Copper. Jonathan plans to ingratiate himself with the wealthy family of magnate Thor Carlsson (Max von Sydow) and has begun secretly dating Carlsson's daughter Dorothy (Sean Young). When Dorothy learns that she's pregnant and informs Jonathan that she'll be cut off without her inheritance when her father learns the truth, Jonathan murders her, making it appear to be a suicide, and moves to New York. There, he makes the acquaintance of Ellen Carlsson (also played by Young), the late Dorothy's twin sister, and begins wooing her. This time he meets with success, winning Ellen's hand in marriage and a powerful position in his new father-in-law's company. However, Ellen has long nursed suspicions about her twin's death and as she probes deeper into the alleged suicide, she uncovers alarming facts about some other murders and the identity of her sister's unknown lover. Director James Dearden also wrote Fatal Attraction (1987), which contains similar themes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/28/2004
  • UPC: 025192620225
  • Original Release: 1991
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  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 45,871

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matt Dillon Jonathan Corliss
Sean Young Dorothy Carlsson, Ellen
Max von Sydow Thor Carlsson
James Russo Dan Corelli
Diane Ladd Mrs. Corliss
Martha Gehman Patricia Farren
Briony Blassco Waitress
Billy Hopkins
Frederick Koehler Mickey
Virginia Leith Ellen Kingship
Mollie McCart Annabelle
James Bonfanti Young Jonathan
Sarah Keller Lecturer
Lia Chang Shoe Saleslady
Yvette Edelhart Screaming Lady
Jim Fyfe Terry Dieter
Shane Rimmer Commissioner Mallet
Adam Horovitz Jay Faraday
Joie Lee Cathy
Brett Barth Dave
Ben Browder Tommy Roussell
Elzbieta Czyzewska Landlady
Galaxy Craze Susie
Rory Cochrane Chico
Kristy Graves Rose
Billie Neal Nurse
P. Jay Sidney Bellman
Lynn Frazen-Cohen Elderly Woman
Leslie Lyles Mrs. Roussell
Mark Potter Mr. Roussell
Nancy Herman Receptionist
Lachelle Carl Reporter
Sam Coppola Det. Michaelson
Technical Credits
James Dearden Director, Screenwriter
Marit Allen Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Bradsell Editor
Jim Clay Production Designer
Catherine Davis Set Decoration/Design
John Dods Special Effects
Eric Fellner Executive Producer
Peter Frampton Makeup
Kalina Ivanov Art Director
Robert Lawrence Producer
Rod McLean Art Director
Hugh A. O'Brien Stunts
Paul Raphael Associate Producer
Mary Richards Production Manager
Chris Seagers Art Director
David Shaw Special Effects
Howard Shore Score Composer
Chris Shriver Art Director
Suzanne Smith Casting
Mike Southon Cinematographer
Chris Thompson Associate Producer
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