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Jawbreaker (1999)

Three of the most popular girls at Reagan High accidentally kill the prom queen with a jawbreaker when a kidnapping goes horribly wrong.

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In what was meant as a harmless birthday prank, three of Reagan High School's most popular girls, Julie, Marcie, and Courtney pretend to kidnap their friend, the latter shoving a jawbreaker into the victim's mouth to keep her from screaming. Their plan goes awry when the girl accidentally swallows the jawbreaker, choking to death. The cool and calculating Courtney tries to cover the crime but is found out by school geek Fern Mayo. In return for her silence, Courtney transforms the gawky Fern into the stylishly beautiful Vylette, leaving the conscience-stricken Julie out in the cold, threatening to set her up for the girl's murder if she breaks her silence. Written by Jonathan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>

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Death totally bites. See more »

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Rated R for sexuality, language and violence, all involving teens | See all certifications »

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19 February 1999 (USA)  »

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Um Crime Entre Amigas  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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$1,603,425 (USA) (19 February 1999)

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$3,071,947 (USA) (16 April 1999)
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Rose McGowan based Courtney, whom she described as "a young, budding sociopath", on Gene Tierney's character in Leave Her to Heaven (1945). See more »

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When Julie and Courtney talk in the cafeteria, Julie's hair is alternately covering/not covering her ears between shots. See more »

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[Gothic Girl is in bathroom trying to find a stall]
Make-Up Monger #1: I'm sorry this stall is reserved.
Gothic Girl: What?
Make-Up Monger #1: Haven't you met Vylette? It's all about Vylette.
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Good Times Roll
Written by Ric Ocasek
Performed by The Cars
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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One of the greatest teen-movies ever made....
28 November 2007 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw this movie was in TV and I liked it so much i recorded it on tape. And watched it again and again and again and again...till the tape was done.....so i bought it on DVD one year later.... At the beginning i thought it's gonna be just "another teen movie"... BUT IT'S NOT!

Jawbreaker is just the most funny,exciting,evil,mean teen-movie ever made. I just love it.

Rose McGowan is just awesome as THE MOST EVIL BITCH EVER Courtney Shane.

This movie has everything you need: -) A REALLY FREAKY STORY -) MUCH OF BLACK HUMOR -) A GREAT CAST -) AWESOME SOUNDTRACK -) REALLY GOOD JOKES

And what is also very cool are the Guest-Stars: Marilyn Manson, Pam Grier, The Donnas,.....

SO WATCH IT!!!!!!!!


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