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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mickey Knox
... Mallory Knox
... Det. Jack Scagnetti
... Ed Wilson, Mallory's Dad
Everett Quinton ... Deputy Warden Wurlitzer
... London Boy
... Deputy Warden Kavanaugh
... Mallory's Mom
... Old Indian
... Earl
... Mabel
... Wayne Gale
... Sonny
... Roger
... 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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In the media circus of life, they were the main attraction. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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

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26 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asesinos por naturaleza  »

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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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Trivia

Robert Downey, Jr. spent time with Australian television shock-king Steve Dunleavy to prepare for the role of Wayne Gale, and when he came back with an Australian accent, the filmmakers decided to go with it, and Gale became an Australian. See more »

Goofs

When Scagnetti is with the prostitute, as he starts to choke her and they roll off the bed, he is seen wearing a thong with just a string in back. When he gets up and is seen standing by the window, his underwear has changed into briefs. See more »

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Wayne Gale: Their subsequent trial turned into a sick, pathetic circus. The trial of Mickey and Mallory Knox was SUCH an event, that it made the crime spree that preceded it pale by comparison. The nation caught Mickey and Mallory fire!
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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 »

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Written and Conducted by Richard Gibbs
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The Psychopath Lovers
23 April 2018 | by See 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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