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Heathers (1988)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  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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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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Fatal Game  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,108,462 (USA)
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Jennifer Rhodes plays Veronica Sawyer's mother. She later plays Shannen Doherty's grandmother in Charmed (1998). See more »

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Moby Dick does not contain the word "Eskimo" in that spelling, but does contain "Esquimaux" which is the French Canadian spelling. See more »

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Kurt Kelly: It'd be so righteous to be in a Veronica Sawyer/Heather Chandler sandwich. Punch it in, Ram.
Ram Sweeney: Oh, hell yes. I wanna set a Heather on my Johnson and just start spinnin' her around like a goddamn pinwheel.
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Referenced in The Virgin Suicides (1999) See more »

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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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