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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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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)

Opening Weekend:

$1,603,425 (USA) (21 February 1999)

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$3,071,947 (USA) (18 April 1999)
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Rose McGowan and Rebecca Gayheart both appear in the Scream franchise. McGowan played Tatum Riley in Scream (1996) and Gayheart played Sorority Sister Lois in Scream 2 (1997). Julie Benz also appeared in a Scream-spoof called Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth (2000). See more »

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In the scene just after Fern has been made over, they are sitting at the cafeteria table and just after Dean sits down, a boom is visible at the top of the screen. See more »

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[Julie approaches Fern, now turned into Vylette, who in turn is with Courtney and Marcie]
Marcie: Do you smell something?
Julie: Hi, Fern.
Marcie: Fern? We don't know a Fern.
Vylette: My name's Vylette.
Julie: What?
Vylette: My name's Vylette.
Courtney: Learn it.
Marcie: Live it.
MarcieCourtney: Love it.
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References Terms of Endearment (1983) See more »

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Written by Chesney Hawkes and Matt Bronleewe
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Courtesy of Windswept Entertainment
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A great movie with a great cast!
31 August 1999 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

What happens when you take the movie "Heathers", sprinkle on some "Clueless", and add a pinch of "Carrie"? Well, you get the phat movie Jawbreaker, a good movie which really lets Rebecca Gayheart and Rose McGowen shine like the stars they are!

The movie itself is somewhat true to the lives of teenagers---there was always that incredibly exclusive group of kids that NOBODY but NOBODY could be good friends with. Well, this movie lets us see into one of these groups...and what lies underneath is totally rotton.

Rose McGowen is a total witch, much to the dismay of Rebecca Gayheart...who has to solve the puzzle of Courtney's scheme after her character Julie is tossed from the clique. The ending is pretty memorable...reaching back to it's roots of Carrie.

Speaking of Carrie...P.J. Soles is in the movie, as well as the cool Carol Kane (When a Stranger Calls). I really enjoyed the movie as did my friends. A laugh-a-thon that doesn't try to take itself TOO seriously, and remembering that is a good thing.

Oh, and Rebecca Gayheart is grrrreat!


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