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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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Courtney
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Julie
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Marcie
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Fern
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Zack
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Dane Sanders
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Brenda
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Liz Purr
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Marcie's Father
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Mr. Purr
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Mrs. Purr
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Themselves
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The Stranger
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Ms. Sherwood
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Detective Vera Cruz
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sophia Abu Jamra ...
Biology Teacher
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Cheerleader #1
Joni Allen ...
Make-Up Monger #1
Brett Anderson ...
Donna A.
Marita Black ...
Dreamsperson #1
Billy Butler ...
High School Stud
Torry Castellano ...
Donna C.
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Drama Student #2
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Wannabe #2 (as Jane Connelly)
Vylette Fagerholm ...
Make-Up Monger #2
Maya Ford ...
Donna F.
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Drama Student #1
Jessica Gaynes ...
Wannabe #1
Dan Gerrity ...
Dreamperson #2
Kall Harrington ...
Superstar #1
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Cheerleader #2
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Auto Shop Stud
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Nurse
Tommy McKay ...
Officer
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College Stud
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Superstar #3 (as Allison Thayer)
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Cooking Teacher
Allison Robertson ...
Donna R.
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Gothic Girl (as Ann Zupa)
Alexis Smart ...
Superstar #2
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Mom Freeman
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English Teacher
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Customer (uncredited)
Deirdre O'Brien ...
Gothic Girl (uncredited)
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High School Student (uncredited)
Bob Tennent ...
High School Stud #3 (uncredited)

Directed by

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Darren Stein

Written by

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Darren Stein ... (writer)

Produced by

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Thom Colwell ... co-producer
Stacy Kramer ... producer
Adam Silverman ... associate producer
Lisa Tornell ... producer

Music by

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Stephen Endelman

Cinematography by

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Amy Vincent

Film Editing by

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Troy Takaki ... (as Troy T. Takaki)

Editorial Department

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Marie Gaerlan ... assistant editor
Michael C. McGraw ... apprentice editor
Mike Mertens ... color timer
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein ... negative cutter
Michael A. Webber ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Lisa Beach
Sarah Katzman

Production Design by

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Jerry Fleming

Set Decoration by

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Betty Berberian

Costume Design by

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Vikki Barrett ... (as Vikki Brinkkord)

Makeup Department

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Heather Cummings ... assistant makeup artist
Alex Dizon ... key hair stylist
Jennifer McCarthy ... assistant makeup artist
Danielle Russell ... additional hair stylist
Jeff Scott ... special makeup effects creator
Carol Strong ... key makeup artist
Randy Westgate ... special makeup effects creator
K. Troy Zestos ... additional hair stylist (as K.J. 'Troy' Zestos) / additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist (as K.J. 'Troy' Zestos)

Production Management

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Thom Colwell ... production manager
Brigitte Mueller ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Carolyn Sara Fine ... second assistant director: second unit
Shellye Lambert ... second second assistant director: second unit
Wendi Lampassi ... second assistant director
Stephen Lloyd ... second unit director
Darin Mercado ... second second assistant director (as Darin Mercardo)
John Nelson ... first assistant director
Eduardo Ricketts Jr. ... first assistant director: second unit
Chad Rosen ... first assistant director: second unit

Art Department

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Denise Anderson ... assistant property master
Mark Anderson ... property master
Kimberly Campbell ... scenic artist
William DeBiasio ... buyer / swing
Lance DeSpain ... lead scenic artist
Derek Di Baggio ... art department intern
Derek Di Biagio ... art department intern
Susana Inés Fattorini ... art department coordinator
Terry Hargis ... lead man
Annmarie Milhard ... property assistant
Ryan Paravecchio ... carpenter
Lisa Robinson ... set dresser
Christopher Schultz ... swing
Patrick Tonioli ... scenic artist
David Venezky ... art director: title sequence
J.T. Vincent ... scenic artist
Colby Woodland ... scenic artist
Daniel Yates ... construction coordinator

Sound Department

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Joe Barnett ... re-recording mixer
Benjamin L. Cook ... background sound editor (as Ben Cook)
Jed M. Dodge ... dialogue editor
Matt Dubin ... digital transfer engineer
Lisle Engle ... sound effects editor
Paula Fairfield ... sound effects editor
John R. Fors ... boom operator
Alan Freedman ... adr mixer
Jason George ... dialogue editor
Cynthia Gess ... boom operator: second unit
Robert Getty ... assistant sound editor
Patrick Giraudi ... re-recording mixer
Michael Hertlein ... adr editor / dialogue editor
Chato Hill ... assistant sound editor
Dean Hovey ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
Robert Jackson ... adr supervisor (as Robert C. Jackson)
C.W. Jones ... foley mixer
Craig Jurkiewicz ... foley editor
Ossama Khuluki ... foley artist
Jay Meagher ... sound mixer
Benjamin Patrick ... sound mixer
Steven M. Sax ... background sound editor (as Steve Sax)
Anne Slack ... digital sound transfer engineer / transfer engineer
William Smith ... re-recording mixer (as Bill Smith)
Tony Smyles ... sound mixer: second unit
Jonathan Sola ... foley editor (as Jonathan Sola Wareham)
Tony Suraci ... foley editor
Lucy Sustar ... foley editor
Rick Waddell ... sound mixer: second unit
Jonathan Wareham ... sound editor

Visual Effects by

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Christopher Dusendschon ... in-show optical process and effects compositor: THDX (uncredited) / optical element Hazeltine colorist: THDX (uncredited)
Steven Emmert ... optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)

Stunts

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Laura Albert ... stunts
Jennifer Badger ... stunts (as Jennifer S. Badger)
Danny McBride ... assistant stunt coordinator / stunts
Scott McElroy ... stunt coordinator
Julie Michaels ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Matt Bardocz ... electrician
Ronnie Brown ... electrician
Davie Carothers ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael P. Catanzarite ... key grip
Henry Cline ... camera operator
Daniel Courtright ... electrician
Miles Davis ... electrician
Steve Delgado ... grip (as Stevona Delgado)
Tod DiTommaso ... grip
David Dubois ... director of photography: second unit
Louie Escobar ... additional key grip
Greg Etheredge ... electrician (as Greg Etherridge)
Joseph Grabowski ... grip (as Joe Grabowski)
Terry Griggs ... additional second assistant camera
Michael Gulbin ... key grip: second unit (as Mikey Gulbin)
G.W. Hatfield Jr. ... best boy grip: second unit
Matthew Hawkins ... grip
Craig Heffern ... grip
Rodney James ... electrician: second unit
Hiro Kakuhari ... best boy grip
Duane Katz ... best boy electric
Ronald Kline ... electrician
James Mallory ... second assistant camera
Dan Nugent ... grip: second unit
Caitlin Phillips ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Brian T. Pitts ... first assistant camera (as Brian Pitts)
Christopher Prampin ... gaffer
Kate Romero ... additional still photographer
Curtis Smith ... dolly grip
Kathina Szeto ... first assistant camera: second unit (as Katina Szeto)
Scott R. Todd ... electrician
Fred Troeskin ... electrician: second unit
Rick Waddell ... playback operator
Joel David Warren ... still photographer
Fritz Weber ... grip
Chris Weigand ... lighting technician

Casting Department

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Debe Waisman ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Mary Iannelli ... assistant costume designer (as Mary White)
Alexandra Keeling Thompson ... costumer
Victoria R. Lantry ... costumer
Catherine Liebig ... set costumer
Michelle Matt ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Jeremy Alter ... location manager
Anton Pardoe ... assistant location manager (as Anton Yukon Cornelius Pardoe)

Music Department

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Philip Bodger ... score engineer / score producer / score recordist
Gary Chester ... music score engineer
Linda Cohen ... music coordinator
Peter Coquillard ... music supervisor
Palmyra Delran ... guitar: vocals
Dieter Dierks ... music producer
Steven Gizicki ... soundtrack executive
Dean Hovey ... music editor
Christopher Kennedy ... music editor
Marilyn Manson ... soundtrack producer
Alex Steyermark ... executive music producer
Maisie Weissman ... music editor
Douglas Wieselman ... musician: guitars (as Doug Wieselman)
Sharlotte Blake ... soundtrack producer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Anthony Alfonso ... driver
Ron Alfonso ... driver
Denton Annecharico ... driver
Bill Bennett ... driver
Dan Conte ... driver
Ken Day ... driver: camera car
Jordan Edelman ... driver
Robert Furia ... driver
Larry Michael ... driver (as J. Larry Michael)
Brian Mullan ... driver
Tom Neal ... driver: honeywagon
James 'Obee' Oberman ... transportation captain
Jeff Orlebeck ... driver (as Jeffrey Orlebeck)
Lee Sanders ... driver
Michael Solovay ... driver: camera car
Pat Stubbs ... driver
Vincent Vaccaro ... driver
Michael P. Walsh ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Bob Anderson ... set medic
Lisa Caruso ... unit publicist (as Lisa A. Caruso)
Cory Chew ... bond services
Robert Darwell ... legal services
Stephen Endelman ... synthesizer programmer
Gabi Endicott ... script supervisor: second unit
Alison Engel ... assistant to producers
Robert Ferguson ... set production assistant
Chris Furia ... accountant
Lisa Furia ... accounting assistant
Christopher D. Giacoletti ... dog wrangler
Nina Grossman ... production coordinator
Jason Hamilton ... assistant: Mr. Flemming
Annette Hobday ... key set production assistant (as Annette Hawley)
Ed Holley ... set production assistant
Rebecca Kantsiper ... craft service: second unit
Jacqueline Z. Keleman ... craft service
Alex Kreuzwieser ... script supervisor
Eric Layne ... first assistant accountant (as Eric W. Layne)
Pam Leonte ... script supervisor: second unit
Adam Moss ... bond services
Meredith Murphy ... stand-in
Jim Mussen ... synthesizer programmer
Kristin Norton ... script consultant
Alex Panagakis ... publicist
Tim Parker ... additional set medic
Claire Partin ... stand-in
Gilbert Perez ... security coordinator
Melinda Perna ... payroll
Eduardo Ricketts Jr. ... set production assistant (as Charlie Ricketts)
Julie Ann Riley ... stand-in (as Julie Anne Riley)
Jordan Roberts ... stand-in
Peggy Schmetzer ... studio teacher
Nathan Shopay ... assistant: Mr. Colwell
Marion Spiegelman ... bond services
Brian Toro ... office production assistant
Adriel Toscano ... assistant security coordinator (as Adriel 'A.D.' Toscano)
Victoria Vaus ... title designer
R. Dawn Vigil ... assistant: Mr. Stein
Diane D. Watkins ... production secretary
Jeff Wickline ... assistant coordinator

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines The sweetest candies are sour as death inside. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Hard Candy (Japan, English title)
  • Der zuckersüße Tod (Germany)
  • Caramelo asesino (Spain)
  • Juegos peligrosos (Mexico)
  • Lamoot M'Tzhok (Israel, Hebrew title)
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Runtime
  • 87 min
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Box Office

Budget $3,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $1,603,425, 21 Feb 1999

Did You Know?

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Trivia Pam Grier's contract states that she must be in charge of doing her own hair for her films. For this film, she's wearing about three wigs blended together. See more »
Goofs In the scene where the girls are carrying Liz's corpse up the stairs, when Marcie plops Liz on the bed you can clearly see Liz's eye's blink twice. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Message in a Bottle/My Favorite Martian/Children of Heaven/Blast from the Past/God Said, 'Ha!' (1999). See more »
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Quotes Julie: I'm scared, Fern. I'm really scared. It's just weird how time erases things.
Fern: Time doesn't erase things. People erase things.
Julie: Yeah. People erase people.
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