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A Kiss Before Dying
Director: James Dearden (Dir)
Release Date:   1991
Premiere Information:   Los Angeles opening: 26 Apr 1991; New York opening: week of 26 Apr 1991
Duration (in mins):   93
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Cast:   Matt Dillon (Jonathan Corliss)  
    Sean Young (Ellen/Dorothy Carlsson)  
    Max von Sydow (Thor Carlsson)  
    Diane Ladd (Mrs. Corliss)  
    James Russo (Dan Corelli)  

Production Company: Kellgate Ltd.  
  Initial Film  
Distribution Company: Universal Pictures (an MCA Company)
Director: James Dearden (Dir)
Producer: Robert Lawrence (Prod)
Writer: James Dearden (Wrt)
Photography: Mike Southon (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Jim Clay (Prod des)
Film Editor: Michael Bradsell (Film ed)
Music: Howard Shore (Mus)
MPAA Rating: R
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text: Based on the novel A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin (New York, 1953).
Authors: Ira Levin

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Universal City Studios, Inc. 6/5/1991 dd/mm/yyyy PA517681

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Genre: Drama
Sub-Genre: Crime

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Hollywood Reporter   24 Apr 1991   p. 6.
Los Angeles Times   26 Apr 1991   p. 8.
New York Times   26 Apr 1991   p. 12.
Variety   29 Apr 1991   p. 92.

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