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Plot, Details & Awards

Heathers

R In Theaters 03/22/1989 , 102min.
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Plot & Details

A deliciously nasty black comedy, Heathers is set at a cliquish high school in Ohio. The most exclusive of those cliques is the Heathers, comprised of the prettiest and most popular girls in town. The group's leader is the manipulative Kim Walker, who orchestrates the humiliation of anyone who fails to meet her standards. Eventually, Heathers member Winona Ryder begins to exhibit a conscience; together with her hardcase boyfriend Christian Slater, Ryder plots to avenge all the unfortunate victims of the group. Before long, Heather (Kim Walker) ends up dead along with Kurt and Ram, with poignant suicide notes posted near their bodies.

Edgar Allan Poe Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1989 Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Screenplay Daniel Waters Won

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1989 Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Daniel Waters Nominated
1989 Independent Spirit Awards Best Actress Winona Ryder Nominated
1989 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Feature Michael Lehmann Won

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1988 Sundance Film Festival In Competition Michael Lehmann Nominated
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