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Cherry Falls (2000)

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In the small town of Cherry Falls, a psychotic murderer is killing off the virgins of the local high school.

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Geoffrey Wright

Writer:

Ken Selden
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brittany Murphy ... Jody Marken
Jay Mohr ... Leonard Marliston
Michael Biehn ... Sherrif Brent Marken
Jesse Bradford ... Rod Harper (as Jesse Watrouse)
Candy Clark ... Marge Marken
Amanda Anka ... Deputy Mina
Joe Inscoe ... Tom Sisler
Gabriel Mann ... Kenny Ascott
Natalie Ramsey ... Sandy
Douglas Spain ... Mark
Bre Blair ... Stacy Twelfmann
Kristen Miller ... Cindy
Michael Weston ... Ben
Keram Malicki-Sánchez ... Timmy
Joannah Portman ... Sharon
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Storyline

A psychotic serial slasher starts a bloodthirsty murder rampage at Cherry Falls high school that only kills the local high school virgins. This leads to the local teenage population organising a sex party in order to lose their virginity and thus no longer be targets... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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At Virgin High... it's put out or die. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore, teen sexuality, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Cherry Falls - Asesino de vírgenes See more »

Filming Locations:

Dinwiddie, Virginia, USA See more »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Movie producers at Millennium Studios secured permission from Richmond Public Schools to film interior and exterior scenes at Thomas Jefferson High School during Easter Break and the week following. Thomas Jefferson High School shared the building and grounds at the time with the Governor's School for Government and International Studies (GSGIS), a regional school for gifted students. RPS failed to mention this, and the fact that the two schools shared different schedules, to movie producers. RPS also failed to mention that a movie would be filmed on the site to GSGIS administration. As a result, Cherry Falls started filming at the end of the school day, only to be interrupted an hour later when the GSGIS students were released from class. To secure the set, doors had been locked and hallways had been blocked, preventing students from exiting. The confusion was eventually cleared, and the producers provided GSGIS administration with a synopsis of the plot, and details about the time-line, scheduling, and deal with RPS. School administration then included the synopsis in a letter to concerned parents. The synopsis failed to mention the satirical slant of the storytelling, and instead provided the plot as a serious storyline. Parents then complained that RPS allowed porn movies to be filmed on school property. See more »

Goofs

Sheriff Brent Marken gets a call at 3:13am regarding the murder of the two high school students, but by the time he gets to the scene it is clearly daylight. See more »

Quotes

Students: Hail, Hail, Virgin high, drop your pants its fuck or die!
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Crazy Credits

In the Final Bits of Credit Under the Special Thanks, It Reads "no Virgins Were Harmed During the Making of This Motion Picture"? See more »

Alternate Versions

The movie had to be re-cut five times in order to achieve an R-rating. Most significant cuts include:
  • Graphic sexual activity during the climactic orgy sequence;
  • The death of Annette (Clementine Ford); the originally scripted scene showed her having her throat slowly pushed onto a pane of glass. The scene was filmed and very brutal, done all in one graphic cut. However, it was later replaced with her character's head split open in the front door. That scene was still trimmed heavily; in unrated versions the top of her head erupts and a splash of blood flies across the doorjamb.
  • Rod (Jesse Bradford)'s death had more blood.
  • Timmy (Keram Malicki-Sánchez)'s death was an on-screen kill that featured gruesome spurting blood.
  • A character's death involving a male character's throat being slashed open at the climatic orgy was nixed for time and MPAA constraints.
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Connections

Referenced in The Brittany Murphy Story (2014) See more »

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Little Things
Performed by Good Charlotte
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Rating: *** out of 4.
10 September 2001 | by brandonsites1981See all my reviews

Several virgins are being slaughtered by a crazed psychopath. When the students discover this they decide to throw a party that will take them off the list of possible victims.

Smart, funny, stylish slasher film is also enhanced by a great performance by Brittany Murphy and plenty of scares and excitment. Slightly better then Scream and the best slasher film in a long time.


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