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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)
John Zarchen ...


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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Winona Ryder's agent begged her not to be in the movie, stating her "career would be over." See more »


After exiting the restroom and entering the cafeteria, Heather #1 is holding the red lunch poll clipboard. Heather #1 is still holding it when Veronica starts walking towards JD (and you can see both Veronica's hands are empty), but when Veronica arrives and asks JD the question, Veronica magically has the clipboard. See more »


Heather Chandler: Well, fuck me gently with a chainsaw. Do I look like Mother Teresa?
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References Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) See more »


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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