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To Die For (1995)
- All she wanted was a little attention.
- She'll do anything to get what she wants ...ANYTHING.
- She was prepared to go all the way... for what she wanted.
- She knew what it took to get to the top... a lot of heart and a little head.
Gus Van Sant
Nicole Kidman stars as Suzanne Stone, the scheming, murderously ambitious TV news personality who'll stop at nothing to claim her place in the celestial skies next to Barbara and Connie, she whets, smooths and sharpens what could be the finest role of her career.
In a place called Little Hope, N.H., we learn immediately that there has been bloodshed, and that cable TV weathergirl Kidman (a "seductress," according to screaming tabloid headlines) is a possible suspect in the murder of her oafish, sweet-natured husband, Matt Dillon. Then the complete story unfolds in a "60 Minutes"-meets-
"Rashomon" faux-documentary format, in which we hear testimony from Kidman (who addresses the camera directly in the newscaster style she has geared her whole life toward); Illeana Douglas, Dillon's tell-it-like-it-is, ice-skating sister; and many others, including Kidman's and Dillon's parents and a teenage girl (Alison Folland) who played a significant role in the tragedy.
It starts when small-town beauty Kidman seduces and marries Italian-American husband Dillon, a dumb dreamboat and about the biggest catch she can get in that place. Kidman's pie-in-the-sky dream to head a prime-time TV show has to start somewhere. So, without a trace of television experience, she persuades the local cable TV station manager (tubby Wayne Knight of "Seinfeld") to hire her as a gofer. She soon parlays the grunt job into a regular stint as the weather reporter. She also produces a hilariously trite cable special called "Teens Speak Out!" for which she enlists painfully inarticulate students Joaquin Phoenix, Casey Affleck and Folland.
But when Dillon, set to inherit his father's Italian restaurant, asks his wife to drop the weather slot and start making babies, Kidman's big plans are threatened. The course of action she decides upon is, well, pure Oprah. [source: washingtonpost.com]
|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|
|Dan Hedaya||....||Joe Maretto|
|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|
|Alan Edward Lewis||....||Fisherman|
|Nadine MacKinnon||....||Sexy Woman|
|Conrad Coates||....||Weaselly Guy|
|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|
|Philip Williams||....||Babe Hines|
|Susan Backs||....||June Hines|
|Kyra Harper||....||Mary Emmett|
|Adam Roth||....||Band Member|
|Andrew Scott||....||Band Member|
|Tamara Gorski||....||Chick #2 at Bar|
|Katie Griffin||....||Girl at Bar|
|Carla Renee||....||Girl at Bar|
|rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
|Jamie Collestri||....||High School Soccer Player (uncredited)|
|Melissa Cooper||....||High School Girl (uncredited)|
|Tom Peterson||....||TV Commercial (uncredited)|
|Chris Phillips||....||High School Soccer Player (uncredited)|
|George Segal||....||Conference Speaker (uncredited)|
|Isabella Simone||....||High School Student (uncredited)|
|Tracey Tundman||....||High School Soccer Player (uncredited)|
|Linda Wilkinson||....||High School Student (uncredited)|