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Heathers -- 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.

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Director:
Writer:
Daniel Waters (written by)
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Release Date:
31 March 1989 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Best friends, social trends and occasional murder. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
I'll admit it, I was a Veronica! See more (241 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Winona Ryder ... Veronica

Christian Slater ... J.D.

Shannen Doherty ... Heather (Duke)
Lisanne Falk ... Heather (McNamara)

Kim Walker ... Heather (Chandler)

Penelope Milford ... Pauline Fleming

Glenn Shadix ... Father Ripper
Lance Fenton ... Kurt Kelly

Patrick Labyorteaux ... Ram

Jeremy Applegate ... Peter Dawson
Jon Shear ... Rodney (as Jon Matthews)
Carrie Lynn ... Martha Dunnstock aka Dumptruck

Phill Lewis ... Dennis

Renée Estevez ... Betty Finn (as Reneé Estevez)
John Zarchen ... Country Club Keith
Sherrie Wills ... Country Club Courtney
Curtiss Marlowe ... Geek

Andrew Benne ... Fat Cynic (as Andy David)
Kevin Hardesty ... 1st Heavy Metaller in Pkg. Lot
Josh Richman ... 2nd Heavy Metaller in Pkg. Lot
Bess Meyer ... Female Stoner

Jennifer Rhodes ... Veronica's Mom
William Cort ... Veronica's Dad (as Bill Cort)
Larry Cox ... David
Kent Stoddard ... Brad

John Ingle ... Principal Gowan
Stuart Mabray ... Counselor Paul Hyde
Betty Ramey ... Teacher in Conference Room
Aaron Mendelsohn ... Nerd in Pauline's Class
Kirk Scott ... Big Bud Dean
Mark Bringelson ... Officer McCord
Chuck Lafont ... Officer Milner
Christie Mellor ... Squealing Girl in Pkg. Lot
Mark Carlton ... Kurt's Dad
James 'Poorman' Trenton ... 'Hot Probs' D.J
Adrian Drake ... Gruff Teacher
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sylvia Tobias ... (uncredited)

Jeffrey Weissman ... Voice Actor (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael Lehmann 
 
Writing credits
Daniel Waters (written by)

Produced by
Denise Di Novi .... producer
Iya Labunka .... associate producer
Christopher Webster .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Newman 
 
Cinematography by
Francis Kenny (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Norman Hollyn 
 
Casting by
Sally Dennison 
Julie Selzer 
 
Production Design by
Jon Hutman 
 
Art Direction by
Kara Lindstrom 
 
Costume Design by
Rudy Dillon 
 
Makeup Department
Julie Hewett .... makeup artist
Angela Moos .... assistant hair stylist (as Angela Margolis)
Angela Moos .... assistant makeup artist (as Angela Margolis)
Kenny Myers .... special makeup (as Ken Myers)
Scott Williams .... hair stylist
Carrey Gibbons .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Iya Labunka .... production manager
'Skitchee' Rocco .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Benita Allen .... second assistant director
Tom Lowe .... second second assistant director
Jeffrey Wetzel .... additional second assistant director
Mary Ellen Woods .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Rick Bailey .... carpenter
Todd Ellis .... dresser
David W. Ford .... leadman
Greg J. Grande .... propmaster (as Greg Grande)
Ted Hardwick .... dresser
Don Larson Jr. .... construction coordinator
Monti Santilli Rainbolt .... assistant propmaster
John Smart .... dresser
Dana Torrey .... assistant art director
Ellen Totleben .... dresser
Lori M. Turchin .... assistant propmaster
Pete von Sholly .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Rick Ash .... sound re-recording mixer
James Ashwill .... foley recordist (as Jim Ashwill)
Douglas Axtell .... sound mixer
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
Kevin Bartnof .... foley artist
George Berndt .... adr editor
Don Digirolamo .... sound re-recording mixer
Ann Ducommun .... assistant sound editor
John Duvall .... foley editor
Peter Friedberg .... assistant sound editor
Sarah Goldsmith .... dialogue editor (as Sarah Rothenberg)
Doug Hemphill .... sound re-recording mixer (as D.M. Hemphill)
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Chris Ingram .... assistant sound editor
John Morris .... dialogue editor
Lorie O'Shatz .... dialogue editor (as Lorrie O'Shatz)
Jerry Ross .... supervising sound editor
Rob Scott .... boom operator
Hamilton Sterling .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Martin Bresin .... special effects (as Marty Bresin)
Kevin Pike .... special effects supervisor: second unit (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
Debbie Evans .... stunt player
Joe Gilbride .... stunt player
Jeff Habberstad .... stunt player
Allen Jones .... stunt coordinator
Sandy J. Leavenworth .... stunt player (as Sandi Leavenworth)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mitchell Amundsen .... focus puller (as Mitchell Gundar Amundsen)
Deirdre Arbucci .... second assistant camera (as Dee Arbucci)
Vinnie Biscaino .... grip
Jon Caradies .... grip
John G. Danza .... electrician
Mitch Dubin .... camera operator (as Mitchell Dubin)
Ali Farboud .... electrician
Charley Gilleran .... best boy
Jan M. Heyneker .... best boy (as Jan Heyneker)
Ivan H. Migel .... grip
Aristides Pappidas .... gaffer
Michael Paris .... still photographer
Christopher Rogers .... dolly grip
Marc David Schultz .... electrician
John Schwartzman .... additional camera operator
Lon Thompson .... electrician
Thaddeus Wadleigh .... key grip (as Thad Wadleigh)
Charlie Waldron .... grip (as Charles Westbrook Waldron)
Dennis Young .... electrician
Dhamarata Dhiensuwana .... grip (uncredited)
Matt Gulbin .... grip (uncredited)
Amy Vincent .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Patrick Rush .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandra Araya Jensen .... costume set supervisor (as Sandra Araya)
Beverly Kline .... costumer (as Beverly Klein)
Lizz Wolf .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Alan Edward Bell .... second assistant editor
Dennis Brookins .... negative cutter
Mike Milliken .... color timer (as Mike Millikan)
Maureen Mitchell .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Scott Grusin .... music editor
Tim Boyle .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Dean Curtis Black .... driver
Chester Brooks .... driver co-captain
Lloyd Campbell .... driver
Ross Ellis .... driver
Edward Flotard .... transportation coordinator (as Eddie Flotard)
Michael Ladin .... driver
Ted Neale .... driver
 
Other crew
Jerry Ariganello .... location manager
Claire Baker .... production coordinator
Irene Brafstein .... studio teacher
Jane Covner .... publicist
Kimberly Edwards .... production accountant
Leigh French .... adr group coordinator
Elana Golden .... script supervisor
Carolyn Hagan .... assistant to producer
Brian Hardwick .... craft service
Allen Kupetsky .... production assistant
Thomas Titus McCue .... production assistant
Margi Newquist .... production assistant
Perry Patterson .... assistant location manager
Caroline Pham .... assistant production coordinator (as Caroline Pham Johnson)
Carlos Ramírez .... security (as Carlos Ramirez)
Spike Rinaldi .... production assistant
Vicki Rocco .... production coordinator (as Vicki Berthelot Rocco)
Jane Talman .... production assistant
Carlton Thomas .... extras coordinator
Louis Walencewicz .... assistant production accountant
Bundy Chanock .... set medic (uncredited)
Eric Simon .... stand-in (uncredited)
Brad Stephens .... publicist (uncredited)
 
Thanks
R.J.C. Butler .... with special thanks to: Arbuthnot Leasing International, Ltd.
Sister Catherine .... we want to express our appreciation to
M.G.J. Chesterman .... with special thanks to: Arbuthnot Leasing International, Ltd.
I.C. Clarke .... with special thanks to: Arbuthnot Leasing International, Ltd.
Leonora Hewson .... we want to express our appreciation to
Lora Lee .... we want to express our appreciation to
Randy Levinson .... we want to express our appreciation to
Cheri Pann .... we want to express our appreciation to
Holland Sutton .... we want to express our appreciation to
Sister Virginia .... we want to express our appreciation to
Jean Wahlstrom .... we want to express our appreciation to
Steve White .... we want to express our appreciation to
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
103 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Canada:14A | Canada:18A (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:-16 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:15 (re-rating) | USA:R (NO. 29338) | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The radio call-in show "Hot Probs" featured in the movie is a version of the now nationally famous KROQ radio show "Loveline", and the radio DJ in the movie is James 'Poorman' Trenton, the creator and original host of "Loveline".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Ram Sweeney:[praying in Heather's funeral] Jesus God in Heaven, why'd you have to kill such hot snatch?
[smiles]
Ram Sweeney:It's a joke man. Geez, people are so serious.
[serious face]
Ram Sweeney:Holy Mary who art in Heaven pray for us sinners... so we don't get caught
[grins and looks up worriedly]
Ram Sweeney:Another joke.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Dream Studio (2004) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Que Sera, SeraSee more »

FAQ

Where can I find the song "Teenage Suicide (Don't Do It)?"
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27 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
I'll admit it, I was a Veronica!, 17 May 2003
Author: lambiepie-2 from Los Angeles, CA

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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