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Heathers (1988)

 -  Comedy  -  31 March 1989 (USA)
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A girl who half-heartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics; killing the popular kids.

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Heather (McNamara)
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Heather (Chandler)
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Storyline

A regular girl, Veronica, tries to survive the social jungle of high school by sticking with the three most popular girls at school who are all called Heather. As she meets a sociopath named JD, her life spirals into a continuous cycle of hate, unintentional murder and indifference, as she exacts revenge on her enemies, also known as her best friends. Written by Marielle <msaz.movies@gmail.com>

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A killer comedy. See more »

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31 March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fatal Game  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,108,462 (USA)
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Trivia

Australian electro-rock/pop-punk band The Veronicas took their name from Veronica Sawyer, specifically from when Jason Dean asks her "Are you a Heather?", to which she answers "No, I'm a Veronica". See more »

Goofs

In the cafeteria scene when J.D. fires the gun at Kurt and Ram, a burn mark from the powder blast of the blank that is fired from the gun can be seen on a clear protective barrier that was between the gun and the camera. When viewed in real time, it looks somewhat like a projectile that came out of the barrel of the gun, but a stop-frame or slow motion viewing shows that it is a stationary spot that never moves after it first appears. See more »

Quotes

Veronica Sawyer: What is your damage, Heather?
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Referenced in Angel: Sense and Sensitivity (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Teenage Suicide Don't Do It
Performed by Big Fun
Produced and Written by Don Dixon
Published by Lava Head Music / La Rana Music
Courtesy of Enigma Records
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so VERY!!!
10 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Winona Ryder, back when she only used to steal movie scenes, plays Veronica Sawyer, a girl sick of being a lackey to the "Heathers" which is the cool girls clique. She meets J.D (Christian Slater), a deeply troubled young man who's quick to resort to violence (So Christian was PERFECT for the part). This film is what every dark comedy should seek to be. Biting, vicious, mean, and utterly hilarious. The 80's had so many good movies and this stands among the best. The funny thing is that if they stuck to their guns and kept the original ending as scripted it would've been even better, but that's just a minor nitpick. So the next time a teeny-bopper starts fawning over how "great" and "true to life" "Mean Girls" was, give them a copy of this and show them a REAL movie.

Anchor Bay S.E. DVD Extras: Audio commentary with director Michael Lehmann, producer Denise Di Novi and writer Daniel Waters ; "Swatch Dogs and Diet Coke Heads" documentary (30mins); Screenplay excerpt: original ending; Talent biogs; and Theatrical Trailer

My Grade: A+


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