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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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Pinball Cowboy
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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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In the media circus of life, they were the main attraction. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Asesinos por naturaleza  »

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$34,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£3,923,239 (UK) (17 March 1995)
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For the numerous scenes involving rear projection, the projected footage was shot prior to principal photography, then edited together, and projected live onto the stage, behind the live actors. For example, when Mallory drives past a building and flames are projected onto the wall, this was shot live using footage projected onto the facade of a real building. See more »

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When Scagnetti is in the room with the prostitute, her bra keeps disappearing and re-appearing ("Director's Cut"). See more »

Quotes

Mallory: What do you want me to do?
Jack Scagnetti: I want you to kiss me and squeeze my nipple.
Mallory: You're so specific.
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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 »

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Referenced in Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (2013) See more »

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If You Were the Woman and I Was the Man
Written by Michael Timmins
Performed by Cowboy Junkies
Courtesy of BMG Music Canada, Inc.
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What's all the fuss about?
7 August 2002 | by (Bogota, Colombia) – See all my reviews

I just caught this film by chance yesterday as part of a brief retrospective by my local cinema, and as I'd heard a lot of talk about it but never seen it I thought I'd give it a go. (It's worth noting that the film was due to be shown in the cinema a few years ago but the Censorship Board wouldn't allow it as it was banned in Ireland!) Anyway, having seen this film I don't know what all he fuss was about. Apart from a hilarious turn by Tommy Lee Jones, and a great soundtrack, including 3 tracks from the sublime Lenny Cohen, this film is rubbish! All the hoopla over the violence it seems was a vain attempt by the movie machine to get people to watch this film. It reminded me of 2 other films I'd seen recently, Intimacy and Le Pornagraphie, which were so bad, they had to resort to shock "most explicit sex scene!!" tactics to get people into the cinema.

As for the violence in Killers, if you do like watching a lot of gun toting, then get out Takeshi Kitano's 'Brother' (And I know that the violence in Killers was meant to be symbolic!) Or have a look at Baise Moi which is as empty as killers, but mercifully shorter!

Overall, a film is successful if it affects or moves the viewer, and if this film had stopped halfway through, I wouldn't have cared. In fact, I'd just be sorry that I'd missed Lenny playing us out with The Future!

Noel


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