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Jawbreaker (1999)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Courtney
... Julie
... Marcie
... Fern
... Zack
... Dane Sanders
... Brenda
... Liz Purr
... Marcie's Father
... Mr. Purr
... Mrs. Purr
... Themselves
... The Stranger
... Ms. Sherwood
... Detective Vera Cruz
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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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Suck it and see... 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)  »

Also Known As:

Um Crime Entre Amigas  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,603,425, 21 February 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,071,947, 18 April 1999
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In the scene where Courtney is changing Ferns name she says "a fern is a plant right? Well I don't know about you but I would much rather be a flower! A Rose is too obvious, never send a rose unless dyed black as a warning." This is ironic because The character of Courtney is named Rose in real life. See more »

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At the lunch table, Marcie puts her compact away twice. See more »

Quotes

Marcie: Trends change. People change. It's all about details. Pay attention to details. Look at my nails. In junior high, I wore only pink. Now it makes me puke. So I change. See? It's called Demented. Seriously, the color's called Demented.
Courtney: Mine? Decayed. Like Julie. Our friendship with her is decayed. Rot. Julie is over. Done, null and void. In two weeks, no one will know her including you. From now on, you don't know her. Never knew her. She's like Fern Mayo. A bad dream. Get it?
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Spoofed in Charli XCX: Break the Rules (2014) See more »

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I Believe You
Written by Hub Moore
Performed by Hub
Courtesy of Slash/London Records USA
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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Good Movie- Sweet as Candy
8 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie totally rocked!! I thought this movie had great punch-lines, great style, great music, and above all an AWESOME cast. Rose McGowan is great in this movie, along with newcomer Judy Greer. Julie Benz and Rebecca Gayheart also are good in this movie. This movie sort of put a twist on the teen sensation, along with an R rating and TONS of sex appeal. Overall, I give this movie ****1/2 of *****


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