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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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Deputy Warden Wurlitzer
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London Boy
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Deputy Warden Kavanaugh
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Earl
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Sonny
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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 | murderer | violence | killer | satire | See more »

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The Media Made Them Superstars. 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

According to an early draft of the script, this movie was originally intended to be directed by Rand Vossler, until Oliver Stone came to the project and Vossler ended up being a co-producer. The story behind this change in directors was chronicled in the book "Killer Instinct" written by producer Jane Hamsher. See more »

Goofs

During the wedding scene, as Mickey takes Mallory's hand to cut it, her palm is already red from having blood on it in previous takes. See more »

Quotes

Old Indian: Once upon a time, a woman was picking up firewood. She came upon a poisonous snake frozen in the snow. She took the snake home and nursed it back to health. One day the snake bit her on the cheek. As she lay dying, she asked the snake, "Why have you done this to me?" And the snake answered, "Look, bitch, you knew I was a snake."
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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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Take the Power Back
Lyrics by Zack De La Rocha (as Zach de la Rocha)
Written, Arranged and Performed by Rage Against the Machine
Courtesy of Epic Associated
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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I wish I had not seen this film.
12 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

I am slowly trying to make my way through all the films that are either considered classics or ground-breaking and on the basis that "Natural Born Killers" was ground-breaking I rented it. I am not somebody who is ordinarily shocked or distressed by violent films, I sat through "The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover" and "A Clockwork Orange" quite happily but I really objected to this film. It seemed to be glamourising the media violence it was, purportedly, satirising. I would advise caution if you are thinking about watching this film and would agree with the comment on the main page that it is certainly inadvisable for children. I encourage films that push the boundaries but found this tasteless.


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