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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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The sweetest candies are sour as death inside. 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)  »

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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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Was one out of two of Lisa Robin Kelly's only theatrical film role in her career. See more »

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When the girls are taking Liz up to her room to make it seem like rape, when they are half way up the stairs you can see Liz's toes move. See more »

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Courtney: [to Fern\Vylette] I made you and I can break you just as easily.
Vylette: Good idea. Kill me like you did Liz.
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References Alice Sweet Alice (1976) See more »

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Yoo Hoo
Written by Lynn Perko, Roddy Bottum, Will Schwartz and Joan Stebbins
Performed by Imperial Teen
Courtesy of Slash/London Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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Kidnap-comedy with a dark streak; from the "Heathers" school of screen writing...
11 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

A group of ultra-hip teenage schoolgirls (from Reagan High!) accidentally kill one of their own in a birthday prank gone awry; they struggle to keep their deed a secret even after a nerdy student discovers the truth. Darkly comic tale, brightly-produced yet full of cynicism, has brief moments that go out on a limb, but is ultimately a rather formulaic "Heathers" knock-off. Holds interest nearly half the way, however the wrap-up is right off the assembly-line. It certainly benefits from a good cast, with the central performances by Rose McGowan and Rebecca Gayheart spot-on, however prominently-billed P.J. Soles, William Katt and Marilyn Manson hardly appear at all. *1/2 from ****


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