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Heathers (1988)

R | | Comedy | 31 March 1989 (USA)
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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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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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$177,247 (USA) (2 April 1989)

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$1,108,462 (USA)
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Some reviewers have discussed similarities between this film and Massacre at Central High (1976). Daniel Waters has stated that he had not seen the film at the time he wrote the script, but that he had read a review of it in Danny Peary's book Cult Movies, and that the earlier film may have been "rattling around somewhere in my subconscious". See more »

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When Martha Dumptruck is alone in the gym drinking her soda through a straw, we see through the bottom that she finishes it all. She then spills the finished soda on the front of her shirt. See more »

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[first lines]
Heather McNamara: Damn. It's your turn, Heather.
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Referenced in Breaking In: Heatherses (2012) See more »

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Written & Performed by Stewart Levin
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darkly funny
25 April 2003 | by (manchester) – See all my reviews

from the moment it begins with the three heathers playing croquet, you know that you will be in for an odd, cruel, and un-john hughes alike teen film. It's black as coal, and as sour as lemons. Although Christian Slater is jack nicholson with a facelift, it's still the most memorable performance in the movie. And winona ryder is also appealing as the lost and complex veronica. Some fantastically witty lines, humurously sick set pieces, and some truly great/cack 80's music make this a classic, more of a classic cult movie.


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