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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, Principal
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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The town meeting scene was filmed in the hallways and gymnasium of Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond, VA. See more »

Goofs

When the murderer is hacking down the front door with an ax, the door and its hinges change. In one shot the hinges are on the left (front view) and the door closes. The murderer then manages to hack through the door and the door swings open with hinges on both sides, opening like a swinging door from a western movie. See more »

Quotes

Ben: She thinks fellatio is a character in Shakespeare.
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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 a character named Annette 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, she shot 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's death had more blood.
  • Timmy's death was an on screen kill that featured gruesome spurting blood.
  • A character's death at the climatic orgy was nixed for time and MPAA constraints. A male character's throat was slashed open.
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Referenced in Tuno negro (2001) See more »

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"Like a virgin, stabbed for the very first time...."
4 March 2002 | by rob-236See all my reviews

The success of the `Scream' series spawned many clones, this being a reasonable attempt. The makers of such scream clones were obviously faced with a dilemma, how not to stray too far from a winning formula – yet be original at the same time – therefore in this one they give the story a little twist. Here, the preposterous twist is that the killer only kills virgins! – sending the youths in the local village sex mad - in order to save their life, obviously!!.

As bad as it sounds, its not all bad, especially when the absolutely delicious Brittany Murphy is the lead role as the daughter of the local sheriff (Michael Biehn) who is investigating these grisly murders – and guess what, she's a virgin!!. The final twist is pretty good, although if you really think about, the killers motive for hating all virgins isn't really that convincing, Fun though if you take it for what it is, enjoyable rubbish!!


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