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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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Darren Stein

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Darren Stein
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rose McGowan ... Courtney
Rebecca Gayheart ... Julie
Julie Benz ... Marcie
Judy Greer ... Fern
Chad Christ ... Zack
Ethan Erickson ... Dane Sanders
Tatyana Ali ... Brenda
Charlotte Ayanna ... Liz Purr
Jeff Conaway ... Marcie's Father
William Katt ... Mr. Purr
P.J. Soles ... Mrs. Purr
The Donnas ... Themselves
Marilyn Manson ... The Stranger
Carol Kane ... Ms. Sherwood
Pam Grier ... Detective Vera Cruz
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and violence, all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Crime Entre Amigas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rose McGowan said that Judy Greer was much more of a Vylette than a Fern Mayo behind the scenes. See more »

Goofs

When the girls are chatting about what they can do to cover up the death of Elizabeth, Julie's glasses jump from her lap to the top of her head between cuts. See more »

Quotes

Courtney: We just killed our best friend! Do you realize what this means?
Marcie: You're a shoo-in for prom queen?
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Soundtracks

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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One of the greatest teen-movies ever made....
28 November 2007 | by xxthe_angel_from_hellxxSee all my reviews

The first time I saw this movie was in TV and I liked it so much i recorded it on tape. And watched it again and again and again and again...till the tape was done.....so i bought it on DVD one year later.... At the beginning i thought it's gonna be just "another teen movie"... BUT IT'S NOT!

Jawbreaker is just the most funny,exciting,evil,mean teen-movie ever made. I just love it.

Rose McGowan is just awesome as THE MOST EVIL BITCH EVER Courtney Shane.

This movie has everything you need: -) A REALLY FREAKY STORY -) MUCH OF BLACK HUMOR -) A GREAT CAST -) AWESOME SOUNDTRACK -) REALLY GOOD JOKES

And what is also very cool are the Guest-Stars: Marilyn Manson, Pam Grier, The Donnas,.....

SO WATCH IT!!!!!!!!


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