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Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder) has sacrificed everything in order to preserve her place in Westerburg High's most impenetrable social clique, the HEATHERS. As the only member of the group not named "Heather," Veronica has to work extra hard just to stay afloat. Going against her own morals and intelligence, Veronica succumbs to peer pressure on a daily basis, faking her delight in the humiliation of the school's less popular students. Bored of the frat parties and cow tipping so popular among her friends, Veronica's curiosity is peaked when a mysterious new guy named JD comes to town. The dark, brooding JD (Christian Slater at his best) observes Veronica among her pack in the lunchroom (where social hierarchy is most clearly displayed), concluding that Veronica is not a Heather at heart. When Veronica confides in JD that she hates her friends and wishes Heather #1 was dead, she never expects her words will have such dire consequences. Before she knows what's happening, JD is dragging Veronica on a killin...
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CastChristian Slater, Winona Ryder, Josh Richman, Glenn Shadix, John Ingle, Mark Carlton, Phill Lewis, Jon Mathews, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, Kim Walker, Chuck La Font, Kevin Hardesty, Bess Meyer, Larry Cox, Mark Bringelson, Lance Fenton, Jeremy Applegate, Renée Estevez, Patrick Laborteaux, Penelope Milford, Carrie Lynn, Stuart Mabray, Jennifer Rhodes, Bill Cort, Sherrie Wills, John Zarchen, Andy David, Ursula Martin, Aaron Mendelson, Kent Stoddard, Kirk Scott
DirectorMichael Lehmann
Genre:  Comedy, Crime, Drama
Release Date:  1989.3.31
MPAA Rating:  R
Screen WriterDaniel Waters
DVD Release Date:  July 01, 2008
Runtime:  103 minutes
Studio:  New World Pictures, Cinemarque Entertainment BV
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review by . September 28, 2011
Screenwriter Daniel Waters conceived Heathers as a three-hour epic teen comedy to end the genre while stocking shelves and registering videocassettes at a rental outlet. Thankfully, his initial vision was never realized, but the end result of his first and best collaboration with director Michael Lehmann both shook and tickled audiences during the waning months of the '80s, and still exerts a palpable influence over twenty years after it was first released to critical consternation and popular …
Quick Tip by . October 07, 2010
posted in Cult Cinema
Best dark comedy about high school, period. I am not a fan of any of the actors, but the movie is brilliant beyond their limitations.
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
This movie is wrong in so many ways, but I can never seem to turn away from the screen if it is on.
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Slater shows that even at a young age he could pull of a very complex role. Ryder is amazing and so is Dougherty.
Quick Tip by . July 08, 2010
WINONA FOREVER. "Well, F*** me gently with a chainsaw."
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
This is one of my favorite movies! I think for its time it was pretty shocking, and I find it to be hilarious yet quite sad as well.
review by . April 12, 2009
The Heathers are the darlings of Westerburg High, the "in" girls who hang out with the jocks, garnering the envy of all. But these ultra-snobby girls do what most 80's teens do, drink, party and make the oddballs feel bad. Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder) is on the edge of the group, drawn to their cool chic but turned off by their childish and mean-spirited pranks. When Veronica finds herself attracted to Jason Dean (Christian Slater), bad things happen: the lead Heather "commits" suicide, two jocks …
review by . October 23, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: ......     Cons: ......     The Bottom Line: ......        Well, yeah, but, for sure, narly, FINISHED – that’s the best thing I can say about this movie.      Certainly there had to be some social comment deemed from this movie but I’ll be kicked in the fanny if I can figure it out. Stay away from psycho guys in school? Watch out for the new guy in the lunchroom that pulls a gun on you – …
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