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Natural Born Killers (1994)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  26 August 1994 (USA)
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Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

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London Boy
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Earl
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Pinball Cowboy
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Storyline

The misadventures of Mickey and Mallory: outcasts, lovers, and serial killers. They travel across Route 666 conducting psychadelic mass-slaughters not for money, not for revenge, just for kicks. Glorified by the media, the pair become legendary folk heroes; their story told by the single person they leave alive at the scene of each of their slaughters. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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media | killer | satire | prison | violence | See more »

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The Media Made Them Superstars. See more »

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for extreme violence and graphic carnage, for shocking images, and for strong language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 August 1994 (USA)  »

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Natural Born Killers  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£3,923,239 (UK) (17 March 1995)
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Trivia

Republican Sen. Bob Dole publicly denounced the film for its promotion of violence - even though, as he was later forced to admit, he had never actually seen the film. See more »

Goofs

When Mallory attacks Scagnetti in her cell and the guards rush to unlock it, you can clearly see it is at the end of a hallway (one guard pushes the other one out of the way as they both scramble to unlock it. But when Mickey reaches Mallory's 'cell' to rescue her, he enters two doors before where hers would be. See more »

Quotes

Druggist: I'm the only clerk left! I'm the only clerk left!
Mickey: You're forgetting one thing...
Druggist: W-what's that?
Mickey: If I don't kill you, what is there to talk about? You fuckin' squid!
[shoots him]
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are superimposed over a vast amount of stock footage, ranging from the future of Mickey and Mallory, stock A-Bomb tests, childhood photos of Mickey and Mallory, time-lapse footage, scenes from the movie, and so on. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: High School Big Shot (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Sobama Moon
Written by Leonard Eto
Performed by Kodo
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Gimmicky Filmmaking can't save this dog
20 November 2001 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Gimmicky editing tricks can't disguise the fact that Oliver Stone has produced a dog of a movie that should rightfully be consigned to the bottom of some deep, deep ocean. Robert Downey Jr puts in a sub-par performance with an appalling Australian accent, Juliette Lewis' blond wig manages to out-act the starlet herself, and Woody Harrelson is... well, Woody Harrelson, as he has been and will be in every movie he has ever appeared in. The story of a husband-and-wife Serial Killer team who streak across Highway 666 leaving a trail of blood and destruction behind them, Natural Born Killers attempts to handle the intricate and fascinating issue of Media glorification of violence by beating the audience over the head with a sledgehammer (or some other,less subtle instrument). The response is roughly as expected, braindead audiences don't notice the difference, but those who appreciate cinema will be offended by Stone's ineptitude and lack of grace. Don't let your braindead friends tell you otherwise, this movie is about as intelligent as Troll 2. Natural Born Killers is best treated as a lesson to aspiring filmmakers, editing tricks should never substitute for a decent script.


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