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Death of A Cheerleader (1994)

A Friend to Die For (original title)
TV-PG | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 26 September 1994
When popular and beautiful cheerleader Stacey is stabbed to death, who could have done it? It could have been asocial Goth girl Monica, it could've been angst-ridden Jill - or maybe it was the plain girl nobody suspected.

Director:

William A. Graham

Writers:

Randall Sullivan (article), Randall Sullivan (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kellie Martin ... Angela Delvecchio
Tori Spelling ... Stacy Lockwood
James Avery ... Agent Gilwood
Eugene Roche ... Priest
Andy Romano ... Joe Delvecchio
Margaret Langrick Margaret Langrick ... Jill Anderson
Marley Shelton ... Jamie Hall (as Marlee Shelton)
Kathryn Morris ... Monica Whitley
Terry O'Quinn ... Ed Saxe
Valerie Harper ... Mrs. Delvecchio
Christa Miller ... Terri
Brittney Powell ... Head Cheerleader
Tom O'Rourke ... Mr. Lockwood
Marnie Andrews Marnie Andrews ... Mrs. Lockwood
Jenna Leigh Green ... Meridith Ladd (as Jenna J. Leigh)
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Storyline

Angela Delvecchio for some reason transfers from a Catholic school to a public school in the same town. She proceeds to try to make friends with the most popular girl in school which leads to tragedy. Based on a true story. Written by Sue McCormick

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She would do anything to be popular... even kill. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death of A Cheerleader See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jenna Leigh Green's TV debut. See more »

Goofs

At Stacy's funeral, the liturgical colors are incorrect. Assuming that it is a Roman Catholic funeral, the priest should be wearing a black stole and the cloth draping over the casket should also be black. Instead, the priest is wearing a green stole and the cloth is purple. Even if this scene was not intended to depict a Catholic funeral, the colors are still inconsistent. Any Christian denomination using liturgical colors would not combine the colors green (ordinary time) and purple (seasons of penance) in the same liturgy, funeral or not. See more »

Quotes

Stacy Lockwood: [reading her poem] Face like a ghost, hair black as sin/the witch of Santa Mira scratches her chin/she cackles, she gloats, she summons her broom/and flies like a banshee right out of the room.
Monica: [furiously] I'm gonna KILL you, Stacy Lockwood!
Teacher: Monica!
[to Stacy]
Teacher: Stacy, I think you better apologize.
Stacy Lockwood: I'm sorry, Mrs. Chadfield. It was just a poem. It wasn't about her.
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A Very Realistic Fact-Based Drama.
28 October 2001 | by famousgir1See all my reviews

Angela Delvecchiois is a young girl who comes from quite a poor family. When she moves to a rich town called Montevista with her family, she of course wants to be accepted and to become friends with everyone, including Stacy, the leader of the most prestigious clique at her new high school. Angela really admirers Stacy. After Stacy makes fun of a strange girl named Monica though, Angela defends her, which leaves Angela becoming Stacys target to pick on. Still wanting to become friends with Stacy, Angela makes up a story in order to meet Stacy. When they do meet, Angela tells Stacy that she really likes her and than asks Stacy to come to a party with her. Stacy refuses and tells Angela that she's going to tell everyone what a weirdo she is. In rage, Angela stabs Stacy with a kitchen knife and ends up killing her. The trial for Stacys death is of course very big, with no one knowing who the real killer of Stacys is and many people assuming it was Monica. All this at first, of course.

Tori Spelling and Kellie Martin play the lead roles here and they both do a great job, especially Spelling. Jenna Leigh Green also has a small role and is good too.

Death Of A Cheerleader/A Friend to Die For is a fact-based movie and it's really good. It just shows what people do just to fit in. I give the movie a 10/10.


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