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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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The sweetest candies are sour as death inside. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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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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The only line of dialog Liz Purr (Charlotte Ayanna) has in the whole film is, "What are you doing to me?" which is a recording from the birthday card. See more »

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When the girls are chatting about what they can do to cover up the death of Elizabeth, Julie's glasses jump from her lap to the top of her head between cuts. See more »

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Marcie: AHH! She is gonna die! This is so much better then what we did last year!
Courtney: I wish *I* had friends that would do this for *me*!
Julie: Yeah right! You'd have us killed!
Courtney: Brutally maimed, my dear.
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Spoofs Very Bad Things (1998) See more »

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Water Boy
Written by Lynn Perko, Roddy Bottum, Will Schwartz and Joan Stebbins
Performed by Imperial Teen
Courtesy of Slash/London Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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Kidnap-comedy with a dark streak; from the "Heathers" school of screen writing...
11 May 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

A group of ultra-hip teenage schoolgirls (from Reagan High!) accidentally kill one of their own in a birthday prank gone awry; they struggle to keep their deed a secret even after a nerdy student discovers the truth. Darkly comic tale, brightly-produced yet full of cynicism, has brief moments that go out on a limb, but is ultimately a rather formulaic "Heathers" knock-off. Holds interest nearly half the way, however the wrap-up is right off the assembly-line. It certainly benefits from a good cast, with the central performances by Rose McGowan and Rebecca Gayheart spot-on, however prominently-billed P.J. Soles, William Katt and Marilyn Manson hardly appear at all. *1/2 from ****


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