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Set in and around a small town high school in Kansas, Beth is a naive senior student who asks her two new friends, the slick and outgoing Julie, and her boyfriend Scott to help her cover up... See full summary »

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Brooke Balderson ...
Cherry
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Terra Simpson
Jennifer Dreiling ...
Beth Violet
Summer Makovkin ...
Julie Thurman
Adrian Pujol ...
Scott Mendota
Eric Sherman ...
Lester 'The Molester' Anderson
Betti O ...
Miss Nelson
Meghan McDonald ...
Suicide Chick
Tricia Johnson ...
LaTaqwa
Miriam Climenhaga ...
Kelly
Richard McCauley ...
Tommy
Nancy Pujol ...
Barbara Violet
Mike Rogers ...
Carl Violet
Francile Albright ...
Wanda Clark (as Fran Albright)
Molly McPeak ...
Thelma Melvins
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Set in and around a small town high school in Kansas, Beth is a naive senior student who asks her two new friends, the slick and outgoing Julie, and her boyfriend Scott to help her cover up the accidental killing of the hated school principal. But they are observed by Terra, a student nominated for prom queen, who blackmails them into rigging the election in her favor. Undaunted, Beth, Julie and Scott turn to the most popular/hated student Cherry to kill Terra for them. Cherry agrees to the hit, but only if she gets Terra's nomination for prom queen and the crown as well which sets off more complications for all involved. Written by matt-282

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Three Cheers for Death. See more »

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Rated R for violence, language, and sexuality, and for teen substance abuse | See all certifications »
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1 June 1999 (USA)  »

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I've Been Watching You 2: Prom Night  »

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Beth is 18, by her own admission, but drinking in a licensed establishment. California drinking age = 21. See more »

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References The Hollywood Squares (1965) See more »

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America the Beautiful
Music by Samuel A. Ward (uncredited)
Arranged by Ryan Shore
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nicely done.
21 November 2004 | by (brooklyn, ny) – See all my reviews

Chanced across this indie gem and it was pretty good. The 'thing' i liked the most was the cinematography and the style of the action. There's definitely a vision here. And a lot was done with the found locations and the normal locations used for good effect (the laundromat). The acting was somewhat stilted in places, but I liked that people looked like real people. I had rented 'mean girls' at the same time, and i have to say i liked this one better. Darker and with more bite. And the 'pool' performance art scene- priceless!

The characters were waayyy to over the top and melodramatic in places. But they had their own styles, and was really nicely done. Scriptwise this was good in parts, but the broader themes of having something to say, and trying to be heard and understood by adults in high school- and the title of prom queen being really hotly contested? This was more effective than a parody. I really like 'Jawbreaker', but this was considerably better.

Great use of Kansas locations- where the people correctly say 'Pop', not 'Soda'.

This film wasn't perfect, but the vision behind, the direction, and the shooting style raises it above normal.


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