As Good as Dead is a 1995 American television film written, produced and directed by Larry Cohen. The psychological thriller stars Crystal Bernard, Judge Reinhold and Traci Lords. When Susan Warfield (Bernard) moves to Los Angeles, she becomes friends with party girl Nicole (Lords). Nicole suffers from painful stomach ulcers but cannot be treated since she has no medical insurance. Susan decides to temporarily switch identities with Nicole so that her friend can use her insurance to have an operation. However, after Nicole suddenly dies following the procedure, Susan's legal identity also ends. Now Susan has to pose as Nicole and try to gain a life back.