Sunday, August 25, 2013


1988 American Feature

Cast: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, Kim Walker, Penelope Milford, Glenn Shadix, Lance Fenton, Patrick Labyorteaux and Jeremy Applegate
Director: Michael Lehmann
Writer: Daniel Waters

Veronica Sawyer hates the girls — all named Heather — in her popular high school clique. Enter mysterious newcomer J.D., who offers her the perfect — albeit deadly — solution to end the Heathers' social tyranny.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 95% / Audience: 81%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 73% / Audience: 7.3%
  • OMG rating: 7 /10

  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available


  • Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature; also nominated for Best Female Lead (Ryder) and Screenplay.

  • Feature film debut of director Michael Lehmann.
  • Potential Director: Stanley Kubrick.
  • Casting Call: Drew Barrymore, Justine Bateman, Jennifer Connelly, Heather Graham and Brad Pitt.
  • Doris Day refused to allow her recording of "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" be used in the film as she would not lend her name to any project using profanity.
  • Two stars of the movie died at an early age: Jeremy Applegate (Peter Dawson, whose character prays he will never commit suicide) committed suicide with a shotgun in 2000, and Kim Walker (Heather Chandler, who had the line "Did you have a brain tumor for breakfast?") died of a brain tumor in 2001.
  • Winona Ryder has mentioned a Heathers sequel in several interviews, however director Michael Lehmann has said that there are no plans to do a sequel.
  • Ranked #41 on Entertainment Weekly's 2003 list of "The Top 50 Cult Movies".
  • Development of a television series adaptation of Heathers has been announced for both Fox and Bravo, but neither has gone into production.
  • In 2010, Heathers was adapted into a stage musical. An Off-Broadway production is scheduled for 2014. The score includes a rousing gospel number called "My Dead Gay Son."

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