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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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Ed Wilson, Mallory's Dad
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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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

The camera never angles on a straight, horizontal level throughout the whole film. See more »

Goofs

During the prison riots, guards can be seen firing from a security tower with their shotguns, only to have several prisoners overrun the tower. This makes little sense as all guard towers have doors with locks on the inside. Again however, this is coming from reading the film in too factual a manner. The riot is not supposed to be a realistic depiction of such an event. See more »

Quotes

Dwight McClusky: How's a fella like you get to be involved with psychos, anyways?
Jack Scagnetti: Actually Dwight, I'd recommend having your mother killed by one. After that happened I developed a rather keen interest in the subject.
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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 »

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Referenced in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.4 (1996) See more »

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The Trembler
Written by Duane Eddy & Ravi Shankar
Performed by Duane Eddy
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from CEMA Special Markets
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Absolutely Stinks
10 January 2001 | by (Williston, North Dakota) – See all my reviews

This is without a doubt the most sickening movie EVER made.

With enough blood, guts, car chases, and ALL the violence a person needs in a lifetime, ANYBODY that would think this is a GOOD movie belong in the same category as William Gacy.


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