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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 (Duke)
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Heather (McNamara)
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Heather (Chandler)
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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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Best friends, social trends and occasional murder. See more »

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31 March 1989 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

In 2014, a musical theater adaptation of Heathers opened at the off-Broadway theater New World Stages. In a completely unrelated coincidence, the movie had been released by a film production company called New World Pictures. 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

Heather Chandler: They all want me as a friend or a fuck. I'm worshiped at Westerburg and I'm only a junior.
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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
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I'll admit it, I was a Veronica!
17 May 2003 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

When this film came out, I didn't see it in the theater. I caught it in the video store. I walked into the video store and the funeral for the Football player was running. I stopped, watched, and laughed my head off. I immediately rented "Heathers" and fell in love with it.

"Heathers" is the realization of what almost every kid in high school was exposed to at one time or another. You were either a "Heather" or a "Veronica" or the spooky/mysterious new kid, or the jock, or the undesirable, or the cheerleader, or the kid who wanted "in" as a "Heather" or..or..or. The only thing is that "Heathers" goes on to show you what happens "if"...If you could get away with some of the things you were thinking of at the time!

The actions of the parents and teachers are to die for. When you're young you think you can figure out just about anything, or figure out what the adults are thinking and try to get around it. "Heathers" gets into it all, very darkly, and carries it off well. Although I thought the ending was a bit too...tidy.

If you're in High School, (over 17 of course) or in College looking back at High School, you'll identify with this film. If you're an adult, this may remind you of those days, but this is a nicely done dark humored film. Go rent it today, see it uncut.


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