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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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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) (21 February 1999)

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$3,071,947 (USA) (18 April 1999)
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Was one out of two of Lisa Robin Kelly's only theatrical film role in her career. See more »

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When Liz's parents return home and open the front door, if you look in the background you can clearly see that it does not match with a "real outside setting" for the neighborhood. The background is very bright and blue. 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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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1999 (2000) See more »

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Rock You Like A Hurricane
Written by Rudolf Schenker, Klaus Meine and Herman Rarebell
Performed by Scorpions
Courtesy of Mercury 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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