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Natural Born Killers (1994)

R | | Crime, Drama | 26 August 1994 (USA)
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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Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. Written by garykmcd

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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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26 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asesinos por naturaleza  »

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Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$50,282,766 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Oliver Stone has always maintained that the film is a satire on how serial killers are adored by the media for their horrific actions, and that those who claim the violence in the movie itself is a cause of societal violence have missed the point of the movie entirely. See more »

Goofs

The Indian tells a story about a poisonous snake. Snakes are venomous, not poisonous. See more »

Quotes

Mickey: It's fate, you know. Nobody can stop fate, nobody can.
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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 Mr. Brooks (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Spread Eagle Beagle
Written by Buzz Osborne (as Roger Osbourne)
Performed by The Melvins (as Melvins)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Oliver Stone's Glass House
15 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

What I found so bizarre about this movie is that this movie itself is guilty of what it accuses the media of doing. Yes, the media irresponsibly glorifies violence, but this movie ended up being the worst offender of them all. Okay, this movie defines the problem, this movie BECOMES the problem, and offers absolutely no suggestion on how to fix the problem, which makes it appear to me that Tauranteno and Stone are just two wise guys sitting on the sidelines taking potshots. Rule One of Satire: Don't be a hypocrite. Also, did anyone NOT see that end coming? A waste of time.


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