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Happy Birthday to Me (1981)

 -  Horror | Mystery | Thriller  -  15 May 1981 (USA)
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Virginia Wainwright is proud that she belongs to a clique with the best students at a private school. But before her 18th birthday, a grueling series of murders take place and her friends ... See full summary »

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Virginia Wainwright is proud that she belongs to a clique with the best students at a private school. But before her 18th birthday, a grueling series of murders take place and her friends are the ones who are falling prey. Could it be her? She survives a deadly accident one year earlier, but suffers from memory loss and traumatic blackouts. We soon learn the horrible truth behind her accident and what is going on... Written by Joseph Henson <gzr@cdc.net>

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accident | birthday | school | student | murder | See more »

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15 May 1981 (USA)  »

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Happy Birthday to Me  »

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CAD 3,500,000 (estimated)
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This was the second picture in recent years distributed by the Columbia Pictures studio to show brain surgery as Paul Verhoeven's Turkish Delight (1973) had done this eight years earlier in 1973. See more »

Goofs

When the investigator pulls up to the house to inform the Doc and Ginny about the discovery of Ann's empty car, a crew-members face is reflected in the small rear-view mirror as he gets out the car. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mrs. Patterson: [to her attacking dog] Winston! Winston! Winston, just stop it, bad boy. Sit down. Sit!
Bernadette O'Hara: Oh, Mrs. Patterson.
Mrs. Patterson: Bernadette O'Hara, do you have any idea what time it is? Where are you going?
Bernadette O'Hara: Well, I, I. was just going up to the village to meet some of the kids at the inn.
Mrs. Patterson: You mean the second home for the Crawford top 10, don't you?
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References Sisters (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday to Me
Music by Lance Rubin
Lyrics by Molly-Ann Leikin
Performed by Syreeta
Courtesy of Motown Records
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great post-Halloween slasher
18 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

stars Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford, Tracey E. Bregman, Jack Blum, Lawrence Dane, and Lesleh Donaldson.

plot: The 'top ten' at Crawford University are disappering one by one, starting with Bernadette (Lesleh Donaldson). Meanwhile, Ginny (Melissa Sue Anderson) begins having flashbacks of an accident and brain surgery during the time she lost her mother. Her psychiatrist and friend David (Glenn Ford) tries to comfort her, but she can't help but think that she is the one doing the killing and then forgetting.

reveiw: This movie is wicked fun to watch! It's very confusing to find out who the killer is. The murders are also very original and very gory. Melissa Sue Anderson is great at playing Ginny. And the revealing of the killer is very surprising!

10/10!


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