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R| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
Veronica (Winona Ryder) is part of the most popular clique at her high school, but she disapproves of the other girls' cruel behavior. When Veronica and her new boyfriend, J.D. (Christian Slater), confront clique leader Heather Chandler (Kim Walker) and accidentally poison her, they make it appear a suicide. Soon Veronica realizes that J.D. is intentionally killing students he does not like. She races to stop J.D. while also clashing with the clique's new leader, Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty).

Cast: Winona Ryder , Christian Slater , Shannen Doherty , Lisanne Falk , Kim Walker , Penelope Milford , Glenn Shadix , Lance Fenton

Director: Michael Lehmann

Genres: Comedy

Heathers (1989)

Release Date: March 31st, 1989|1 hr. 42 min.

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  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's shockingly funny - you don't sit there deciding to laugh. Your own laughter catches you by surprise. [14 Apr 1989] show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    It's a tough entry into the tough black-comic genre; don't be surprised if it becomes a classic. [31 March 1989] show more

  • 80
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    Heathers gave me the creeps but it also made me laugh. This bizarre variation on that Hollywood staple, the teen movie, is one weird original. [30 Mar 1989 p.A12(E)] show more

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