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Heavenly Creatures ()


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Two teenage girls share a unique bond; their parents, concerned that the friendship is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

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Pauline Parker
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Juliet Hulme
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Honora Parker Rieper
Diana Kent ...
Hilda Hulme
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Dr. Henry Hulme
Simon O'Connor ...
Herbert Rieper
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John / Nicholas
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Bill Perry
Gilbert Goldie ...
Dr. Bennett
Geoffrey Heath ...
Rev. Norris
Kirsti Ferry ...
Wendy
Ben Skjellerup ...
Jonathan Hulme
Darien Takle ...
Miss Stewart
Elizabeth Moody ...
Miss Waller
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Mrs. Collins
Moreen Eason ...
Mrs. Stevens
Pearl Carpenter ...
Mrs. Zwartz
Lou Dobson ...
Grandma Parker
Jesse Griffin ...
Laurie
Glen Drake ...
Steve
Nic Farra ...
Boarder (as Nick Farra)
Chris Clarkson ...
Boarder
Ray Henwood ...
Professor
John Nicoll ...
Professor
Michael Maxwell ...
Professor (as Mike Maxwell)
Raewyn Pelham ...
Laura
Toni Jones ...
Agnes Ritchie
Glenys Lloyd-Smith ...
Miss Digby
Wendy Watson ...
Mrs. Bennett
Jean Guérin ...
Orson Welles
Stephen Reilly ...
Mario Lanza
Andrea Sanders ...
Diello
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Charles
Jessica Bradley ...
Pauline 5 Years
Alex Shirtcliffe-Scott ...
Juliet 5 Years
Barry Thomson ...
Farmer / Policeman
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Kylie Cushman ...
Student - Class 3a (uncredited)
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Bum Outside Theater (uncredited)

Directed by

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Peter Jackson

Written by

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Fran Walsh ... (screenplay) (as Frances Walsh) and
Peter Jackson ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Jim Booth ... producer
Bridget Bourke ... line producer
Hanno Huth ... executive producer
Peter Jackson ... co-producer

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Peter Dasent

Cinematography by

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Alun Bollinger

Film Editing by

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Jamie Selkirk

Editorial Department

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Emma Haughton ... assistant editor
Lynne Reed ... color grader (as Lynne Seaman)
Shaun Smith ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Liz Mullane

Production Design by

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Grant Major

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Jill Cormack

Costume Design by

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Ngila Dickson

Makeup Department

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Marjory Hamlin ... makeup supervisor
Cheryl Newton ... wig maker
Deb Watson ... hair stylist (as Debbie Watson) / makeup artist (as Debbie Watson)

Production Management

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Honor Byrne ... production manager
Jamie Selkirk ... post-production supervisor
Graham Thompson ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Carolynne Cunningham ... first assistant director
Andrew Hampton ... trainee assistant director
Emma Johns ... third assistant director
Phee Phanshall ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Meryl Cronin ... property buyer / set dresser
Brendan Devlin ... set painter
Sue Franks ... assistant set decorator
Jacqueline Gavin ... assistant set decorator
Rob Gordon ... sculptor
Bev Hinchey ... stand-by props
Dean Hudson ... art department assistant
James Johnston ... sculptor
Erana Kennedy ... assistant set decorator
Nigel Thomas Kerr ... stand-by carpenter
Ian McDonald ... scenic artist
Mac McDonald ... carpenter
Mark McEntyre ... set painter
Joyce Palmer ... art department runner
Maurice Quin ... sculptor
Jovanka Rarm ... assistant set decorator
Christian Rivers ... storyboard artist
David Turner ... assistant art director
Ken Turner ... construction manager
Ron Turner ... carpenter
Bodhi Vincent ... sculptor

Sound Department

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Greg Bell ... sound editor
John Boswell ... assistant sound mixer
Michael Hedges ... sound mixer
Mike Hopkins ... sound editor (as Michael Hopkins)
Michael Jones ... adr recordist / foley recordist
Axel Paton ... boom operator (as Alex Paton)
Hammond Peek ... sound recordist
Craig Tomlinson ... sound assistant
Hamiora Williams ... sound assistant

Special Effects by

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Richard Taylor ... borovnian prosthetics and suite effects designer / prosthetic effects

Visual Effects by

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Alun Bollinger ... miniature shoot camera
Tim Haigh ... miniature shoot video assistant
Ian McCarroll ... miniature shoot grip
Warrick Peace ... miniature shoot gaffer
George Port ... digital effects operator
Brian Scadden ... opticals
Richard Taylor ... miniatures supervisor
Gerry Vasbenter ... miniature shoot camera assistant

Stunts

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Nickey McCarthy ... stunt double: Pauline
Michael Wilson ... stunt double: Pauline

Camera and Electrical Department

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Rick Allender ... additional Steadicam operator
T.K. Bedford ... gaffer
Joe Bollinger ... electrician
Solomon Bollinger ... electrician
Adam Clark ... camera trainee
James Creery ... additional grip
Gordon Fawcett ... additional lighting technician
Allen Guilford ... additional cinematographer
Graham Hall ... additional lighting technician
Linda Halle ... assistant grip
Sharon Hawke ... clapper loader
John Mahaffie ... Steadicam operator / additional cinematographer
Bary McGuinn ... crane operator
Hamish McIntyre ... grip
Brett Mills ... electrician
Roger Norton ... electrician
Reiner Schoenbrum ... camera operator
Brendan Shadbolt ... electrician
Jeremy Tomkins ... grip trainee
Gerry Vasbenter ... focus puller
Steve White ... crane operator
Pierre Vinet ... still photographer (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Bryce Campbell ... casting assistant
John Hubbard ... casting: UK
Ros Hubbard ... casting: UK
Liz Mullane ... casting: New Zealand

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Cushla Foley ... stand-by wardrobe assistant
Pauline Laws ... wardrobe supervisor
Jamie MacEwan ... wardrobe assistant: Auckland
Gavin McLean ... stand-by wardrobe
Lee-Ann Mercer ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Martin Long ... location manager

Music Department

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Peter Dasent ... additional musician / music producer
Chris Gough ... music supervisor
John Neill ... music mixer / music recordist
Peter Scholes ... conductor
Bob Young ... orchestrator

Other crew

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Andrew Beattie ... minuature technician
James Bell ... additional prosthetics assistant
Nigel Black ... video diary
Lisa Chatfield ... production runner
Lynn-Maree Danzey ... continuity
Sean Foot ... prosthetics technician
Tim Haigh ... video split
Beryl Hampson ... machinist
Miranda Harcourt ... acting coach
Peter Hutchinson ... additional prosthetics assistant
Anna Hutchison ... production assistant
Amanda Jenkins ... video diary
Mandy Kingsbury ... minuature technician
Linda Klein-Nixon ... production assistant
Joe Kreyl ... additional prosthetics assistant
Maida ... additional prosthetics assistant
Peter Martin Nelson ... legal services
Sarah Peirse ... acting coach
Maurice Quin ... prosthetics technician
Nicola Rodger ... additional prosthetics assistant
Tania Rodger ... foam technician / prosthetics coordinator
Sue Rogers ... title designer
Merrin Ruck ... continuity trainee
Barry Scott ... rushes projectionist
Colin Sutherland ... caterer
Chantal Taylor ... additional prosthetics assistant
Bill Thomson ... prosthetics technician
Hugh Thomson ... additional prosthetics assistant
Grant Wallis ... minuature technician / prosthetics technician
Geraldine Ward ... machinist
Jennifer Ward-Lealand ... acting coach
Jacqui Wood ... production coordinator
Stefan Rüll ... legal services (uncredited)

Thanks

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Kathleen Bennett ... special thanks
Wayne Birmingham ... special thanks
Rosie Bolton ... special thanks
Richard Coop ... special thanks
Joan Earl ... special thanks
Otabuna Homestead ... special thanks
Jane Lodge ... special thanks
Shane Lodge ... special thanks
Harry Sinclair ... special thanks
Barbara Sweetman ... special thanks
Charles Sweetman ... special thanks
Barry Thomson ... special thanks
Hugh Young ... special thanks
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relationship. Written by Alexander Lum

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Taglines The true story of a crime that shocked a nation. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Himmlische Kreaturen (Germany)
  • Heavenly Creatures: The Uncut Version (United States)
  • Maiden's Prayer (Japan, English title)
  • Créatures célestes (France)
  • Criaturas celestiales (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 99 min
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Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Almost all locations used for filming were the genuine locations where the events occurred. The tea shop where Honorah Parker ate her last meal was knocked down a few days after the shoot ended. According to director Peter Jackson, when they got to the location of the murder on the dirt path, it was eerily quiet; the birds stopped singing, and it didn't seem right. So they moved along a couple of hundred yards. See more »
Goofs Steve holds up a Doris Day album from the early 60s. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Interview with the Vampire/Pontiac Moon/The Santa Clause/Heavenly Creatures/Dr. Strangelove (1994). See more »
Soundtracks Just a Closer Walk With Thee See more »
Crazy Credits Preceding the end credits: "In the hours following Honora's murder, a police search of the Rieper house unearthed Pauline's diaries. This resulted in her immediate arrest for the murder of her mother. Juliet was arrested and charged with murder the following day. After Pauline's arrest it was discovered that Honora and Herbert Rieper had never married. Pauline was therefore charged under her mother's maiden name of Parker. In August 1954, a plea of insanity was rejected by the jury in the Christchurch Supreme Court trial, and Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme were found guilty of murder. Too young for the death penalty, they were sent to separate prisons to be 'Detained at Her Majesty's Pleasure.' Juliet was released in November, 1959 and immediately left New Zealand to join her mother overseas. Pauline was released two weeks later but remained in New Zealand on parole until 1965. It was a condition of their release that they never meet again." See more »
Quotes Juliet Hulme: All the best people have bad chests and bone diseases. It's all frightfully romantic.
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