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Natural Born Killers (1994)

R | | Crime, Drama | 26 August 1994 (USA)
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Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

Director:

Oliver Stone

Writers:

Quentin Tarantino (story), David Veloz (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Woody Harrelson ... Mickey Knox
Juliette Lewis ... Mallory Knox
Tom Sizemore ... Det. Jack Scagnetti
Rodney Dangerfield ... Ed Wilson, Mallory's Dad
Everett Quinton Everett Quinton ... Deputy Warden Wurlitzer
Jared Harris ... London Boy
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Deputy Warden Kavanaugh
Edie McClurg ... Mallory's Mom
Russell Means ... Old Indian
Lanny Flaherty ... Earl
O-Lan Jones ... Mabel
Robert Downey Jr. ... Wayne Gale
Richard Lineback ... Sonny
Kirk Baltz ... Roger
Ed White ... Pinball Cowboy
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Storyline

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines:

A bold new film that takes a look at a country seduced by fame, obsessed by crime and consumed by the media. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for extreme violence and graphic carnage, for shocking images, and for strong language and sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Navajo | Japanese

Release Date:

26 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asesinos por naturaleza See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,166,687, 28 August 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$50,282,766
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The car featured in the film is a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T convertible. See more »

Goofs

Several times during the Prison riot scenes people's weapons constantly reload 'magically' as no one (save Mickey) is ever seen to be reloading their weapons, nor even seen to be procuring shells or magazines from the bodies of guards, yet they still continue to fire. Again, this comes from reading the film too literally; the riot is not supposed to be taken as a realistic depiction of a riot. See more »

Quotes

Redneck's Buddy in the Diner: That's some sweet piece of meat, ain't it?
Mickey: Her name... is Mallory.
Redneck's Buddy in the Diner: Mallory... whatever... who gives a shit? I call it pussy.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are superimposed over a vast amount of stock footage, ranging from the future of Mickey and Mallory, stock A-Bomb tests, childhood photos of Mickey and Mallory, time-lapse footage, scenes from the movie, and so on. See more »

Connections

References Lost Horizon (1937) See more »

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Ted Just Admit It
Written and Performed by Jane's Addiction
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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The Psychopath Lovers
23 April 2018 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

When the psychopaths Mickey Knox (Woody Harrelson) and Mallory Wilson (Juliette Lewis) meet each other, they immediately fall in love with each other. Mickey kills Mallory´s abusive father and uncaring mother and they go on road trip, committing crimes and killing cops and ordinary people. When they finally are arrested, the sensationalized journalist Wayne Gale (Robert Downey Jr.) promotes an interview in the penitentiary with Mickey. What will happen next?

"Natural Born Killers" is a film written by Quentin Tarantino and directed by Oliver Stone with stylized violence. The love story of the psychopaths Mickey and Mallory has bizarre characters and a criticism to the yellow journalism. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Assassinos por Natureza" ("Killers by Nature")


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