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Heathers (1988)

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In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisanne Falk ...
Lance Fenton ...
Jon Shear ...
Rodney (as Jon Matthews)
Carrie Lynn ...
Betty Finn (as Reneé Estevez)
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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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Release Date:

31 March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fatal Game  »

Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)


$1,108,462 (USA)

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3 of the leads went on to giant careers in movies and television. Christian Slater, Winona Ryder, and Shannon Doherty See more »


Early in the movie, during the frat party, Veronica throws her burning glass out the window and it lands in a trash bin that sets on fire. When she leaves the house, the fiery trash bin is not under a window. See more »


Veronica Sawyer: You're a rebel? You think you're a rebel? You're not a rebel you're fucking psychotic!
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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: Raincoats and Recipes (2004) See more »


Que Sera, Sera
Written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
Performed by Sly and the Family Stone
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Wicked Funny
15 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Unlike many of the teen movies that have enjoyed enduring appeal, "Heathers" survives not due to nostalgia, but because of its intelligence and searing, midnight-black wit.

Winona Ryder is Veronica, the disillusioned popular girl who falls in with a dangerous loner - Christian Slater as the malefic J.D. The two attempt to right their high school's social wrongs and end up on a killing spree.

Released on the cusp of the 1980s, the film feels strikingly prescient and more disturbing than ever today.

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