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Heathers (1989)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 31 March 1989 (USA)
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3:13 | TV Program
In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids.

Director:

Michael Lehmann

Writer:

Daniel Waters
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Winona Ryder ... Veronica
Christian Slater ... J.D.
Shannen Doherty ... Heather (Duke)
Lisanne Falk ... Heather (McNamara)
Kim Walker ... Heather (Chandler)
Penelope Milford ... Pauline Fleming
Glenn Shadix ... Father Ripper
Lance Fenton Lance Fenton ... Kurt Kelly
Patrick Labyorteaux ... Ram
Jeremy Applegate ... Peter Dawson
Jon Shear Jon Shear ... Rodney (as Jon Matthews)
Carrie Lynn Carrie Lynn ... Martha Dunnstock / Dumptruck
Phill Lewis ... Dennis
Renée Estevez ... Betty Finn (as Reneé Estevez)
John Zarchen ... Country Club Keith
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Storyline

A regular girl, Veronica, tries to survive the social jungle of high school by sticking with the three most popular girls at school who are all called Heather. As she meets a sociopath named JD, her life spirals into a continuous cycle of hate, unintentional murder and indifference, as she exacts revenge on her enemies, also known as her best friends. Written by Marielle <msaz.movies@gmail.com>

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A killer comedy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Winona Ryder has said she was motivated to make this movie because of her strong feelings about girl cliques, the pervasive bullying that goes on in high schools and the "hellishness" of the high school experience. This is interesting when you consider that Winona Ryder spent most of her high school experience on movie sets and not in actual high schools. See more »

Goofs

A police officer drops his baton, but has it back while chasing JD and Veronica. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Heather McNamara: Damn. It's your turn, Heather.
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Alternate Versions

Also deleted was a scene right after the two Heathers interrupt Betty Finn and Veronica's croquet game, in which the two Heathers begin and play their own game of croquet, with a more social and political conversation than before. And more dialogue between Veronica and Heather McNamera. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Gilmore Girls: Paris Is Burning (2001) See more »

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You're The Only One For Me
Written & Performed by Stewart Levin
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The classic satire film
26 March 2018 | by matthewjs-56919See all my reviews

This film is amazing its a perfect satire on the "john hughes" type films of the mid to late 80s. While those films are great in there own fun amd quirky ways this is pne pf those that truly captures the struggles and angst of teens at that time and I still think that it applies today. Its the perfect teen satire. A must watch and a must in your movie collection!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fatal Game See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$177,247, 2 April 1989

Gross USA:

$1,108,462

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,163,969
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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