Heathers

United States, 1989

Film
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This black comedy about high school politics, teenage suicide and trendy cliques, focuses on the ‘Heathers’, three of the prettiest and most popular rich girls at Westerbury High School, home of preppies, nerds and trendies. They set the trends, make the rules and devise ways of making life hell for the other students. That is until Heather No.4 who is really a Veronica, (Winona Ryder), teams up with her boyfriend, JD, a rebellious new student (Christian Slater), to change all the rules and seek revenge. An ultimate revenge fantasy which has become a “cult” movie. Also stars Shannen Doherty.

Credits

director

Michael Lehmann

producer

Denise Di Novi

production company

Cinemarque Entertainment

New World Pictures

Language

English

Duration

01:38:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39026

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Comedy

Comedy → Black comedy

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Peer pressure

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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