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Heathers

  • Comedy
  • Crime/detective
  • 1989
  • Michael Lehmann
  • 103 mins
  • PG

Summary

Black comedy starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. At an Ohio high school, Veronica Sawyer's desire for popularity draws her into a clique of students led by three domineering girls who share the name Heather. As Veronica grows increasingly resentful of the trio's elitist behaviour, she becomes romantically involved with disaffected loner Jason Dean. But their plan to take revenge on the "Heathers" has catastrophic results.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

Don't allow the fact that Michael Lehmann directed Bruce Willis flop Hudson Hawk put you off his stunning debut - a prime cult movie about an all-girl high-school clique that terrorises fellow students. Their actions prompt Winona Ryder and Christian Slater (firing on all cylinders like a young Jack Nicholson) to engineer a rash of deaths to break the clique's hold on their schoolmates who are a clueless bunch of college "Swatch Dogs" and "Diet Coke Heads". Beneath the hip, lip-glossed surface of this devastatingly witty black comedy lurks a serious satire on peer-group pretensions and other teen movies. But the message never gets in the way of the snappy dialogue or on-target jabs at the in-crowd lunacy of high-school life.

Credits

Cast

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Veronica SawyerWinona Ryder
Jason "JD" DeanChristian Slater
Heather DukeShannen Doherty
Heather McNamaraLisanne Falk
Heather ChandlerKim Walker
Pauline FlemingPenelope Milford
Father RipperGlenn Shadix
Kurt KellyLance Fenton
Ram SweeneyPatrick Labyorteaux
Peter DawsonJeremy Applegate

Crew

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DirectorMichael Lehmann

Details

Theatrical distributor
Arrow
Released on
2018-08-10
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing and sex scenes.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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