History Film / Heathers

10th Jan '18 11:00:46 PM MegaJ
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The history of the film's release added to its cult status: the studio that produced ''Heathers'' went out of business within weeks of its release, ensuring that it only had a brief run in theaters. However, critics loved the film and it would become popular with its home video release (and countless [[VindicatedByCable airings on cable]], granted in {{Bowdlerise}}d form). That said, the film's influence can be seen in later BlackComedy high school movies, like ''Film/{{Jawbreaker}}'' (1999) and ''Film/MeanGirls'' (2004), the latter being considered to be a PG-13 SpiritualSuccessor to this film; It was announced that a reboot of the film would come in the form of a TV series set to premiere in 2018 on the Paramount Network, an upcoming rebrand of Spike TV.

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The history of the film's release added to its cult status: the studio that produced ''Heathers'' went out of business within weeks of its release, ensuring that it only had a brief run in theaters. However, critics loved the film and it would become popular with its home video release (and countless [[VindicatedByCable airings on cable]], granted in {{Bowdlerise}}d form). That said, the film's influence can be seen in later BlackComedy high school movies, like ''Film/{{Jawbreaker}}'' (1999) and ''Film/MeanGirls'' (2004), the latter being considered to be a PG-13 SpiritualSuccessor to this film; It was announced that a reboot of the film would come in the form of a TV series set to premiere in 2018 on the Paramount Network, Creator/ParamountNetwork, an upcoming rebrand of Spike TV.
28th Dec '17 5:44:07 PM Eagal
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The sadly ironic fates of two of the actors from the film has also made it uncomfortable watching these days for some fans - see HarsherInHindsight on [[YMMV/{{Heathers}} the YMMV tab]].
27th Dec '17 2:43:56 PM thetoonamirose
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The history of the film's release added to its cult status: the studio that produced ''Heathers'' went out of business within weeks of its release, ensuring that it only had a brief run in theaters. However, critics loved the film and it would become popular with its home video release (and countless [[VindicatedByCable airings on cable]], granted in {{Bowdlerise}}d form). That said, the film's influence can be seen in later BlackComedy high school movies, like ''Film/{{Jawbreaker}}'' (1999) and ''Film/MeanGirls'' (2004), the latter being considered to be a PG-13 SpiritualSuccessor to this film; It was announced that a reboot of the film would come in the form of a TV miniseries set to premiere in 2018 on the Paramount Network, an upcoming rebrand of Spike TV.

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The history of the film's release added to its cult status: the studio that produced ''Heathers'' went out of business within weeks of its release, ensuring that it only had a brief run in theaters. However, critics loved the film and it would become popular with its home video release (and countless [[VindicatedByCable airings on cable]], granted in {{Bowdlerise}}d form). That said, the film's influence can be seen in later BlackComedy high school movies, like ''Film/{{Jawbreaker}}'' (1999) and ''Film/MeanGirls'' (2004), the latter being considered to be a PG-13 SpiritualSuccessor to this film; It was announced that a reboot of the film would come in the form of a TV miniseries series set to premiere in 2018 on the Paramount Network, an upcoming rebrand of Spike TV.
27th Dec '17 2:42:51 PM thetoonamirose
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The history of the film's release added to its cult status: the studio that produced ''Heathers'' went out of business within weeks of its release, ensuring that it only had a brief run in theaters. However, critics loved the film and it would become popular with its home video release (and countless [[VindicatedByCable airings on cable]], granted in {{Bowdlerise}}d form). That said, the film's influence can be seen in later BlackComedy high school movies, like ''Film/{{Jawbreaker}}'' (1999) and ''Film/MeanGirls'' (2004), the latter being considered to be a PG-13 SpiritualSuccessor to this film; It was announced that a reboot of the film would come in the form of a TV Mini Series set to premiere in 2018 on the Paramount Network, an upcoming rebrand of Spike TV.

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The history of the film's release added to its cult status: the studio that produced ''Heathers'' went out of business within weeks of its release, ensuring that it only had a brief run in theaters. However, critics loved the film and it would become popular with its home video release (and countless [[VindicatedByCable airings on cable]], granted in {{Bowdlerise}}d form). That said, the film's influence can be seen in later BlackComedy high school movies, like ''Film/{{Jawbreaker}}'' (1999) and ''Film/MeanGirls'' (2004), the latter being considered to be a PG-13 SpiritualSuccessor to this film; It was announced that a reboot of the film would come in the form of a TV Mini Series miniseries set to premiere in 2018 on the Paramount Network, an upcoming rebrand of Spike TV.
27th Dec '17 2:37:02 PM thetoonamirose
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The history of the film's release added to its cult status: the studio that produced ''Heathers'' went out of business within weeks of its release, ensuring that it only had a brief run in theaters. However, critics loved the film and it would become popular with its home video release (and countless [[VindicatedByCable airings on cable]], granted in {{Bowdlerise}}d form). That said, the film's influence can be seen in later BlackComedy high school movies, like ''Film/{{Jawbreaker}}'' (1999) and ''Film/MeanGirls'' (2004), the latter being considered to be a PG-13 SpiritualSuccessor to this film.

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The history of the film's release added to its cult status: the studio that produced ''Heathers'' went out of business within weeks of its release, ensuring that it only had a brief run in theaters. However, critics loved the film and it would become popular with its home video release (and countless [[VindicatedByCable airings on cable]], granted in {{Bowdlerise}}d form). That said, the film's influence can be seen in later BlackComedy high school movies, like ''Film/{{Jawbreaker}}'' (1999) and ''Film/MeanGirls'' (2004), the latter being considered to be a PG-13 SpiritualSuccessor to this film.
film; It was announced that a reboot of the film would come in the form of a TV Mini Series set to premiere in 2018 on the Paramount Network, an upcoming rebrand of Spike TV.
27th Nov '17 7:29:34 PM NumberFortyFour
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* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The titular trio roughly fit this. Heather Mc Namara has blond hair, Heather Chandler has dirty-blonde hair (so, partially a brunette), and Heather Duke has auburn hair (partially redheaded). Veronica (a true brunette) can also fill the middle role after [[spoiler: Heather Chandler's death]].
12th Aug '17 7:07:30 PM Fiendish
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: At the Remington party, Heather Chandler and Veronica are each pressured by a JerkJock college guy to have sex. [[spoiler:Heather capitulates and gives the guy a blowjob, revealing that she's nowhere near as secure as she lets on; thus JD is able to easily goad her into drinking poison the next day. Veronica stands up for herself and leaves, foreshadowing that she ''is'' secure enough to do the same to JD later.]]
21st Jul '17 11:58:22 AM BatmanKalEl
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* BigBadDuumvirate: J.D. and Heather Duke. Though, J.D. is the more antagonistic and evil of the two.

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* BigBadDuumvirate: BigBadEnsemble: J.D. and Heather Duke. Though, J.D. is the more antagonistic and evil of the two.
8th Jun '17 12:51:37 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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--> '''Veronica:''' "You'll be wanted by the FBI, the CIA, the PTA..."

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--> '''Veronica:''' "You'll -->'''Veronica:''' You'll be wanted by the FBI, the CIA, the PTA..."



* CrapsackWorld

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* %%* CrapsackWorld



-->[[spoiler:'''J.D.:''' Let's pretend I blew up the school... all the schools. Now that you're dead, what are you gonna do with your life?]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Heather Chandler:''' Corn...nuts!]]

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-->[[spoiler:'''J.D.:''' Let's pretend I blew up the school... all the schools. Now that you're dead, what are you gonna do with your life?]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Heather
life?]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Heather
Chandler:''' Corn...nuts!]]



--> '''Peter:''' Heather and I used to go out, but she said I was boring... but now I realize I really wasn't boring at all, it's just that she was dissatisfied with her life.
--> '''Stoner Girl:''' Sorry to hear about your friend. Thought she was your usual air-head bitch... Guess I was wrong.
--> Veronica (voice-over): Suicide gave Heather depth, Kurt a soul, Ram a brain.

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--> '''Peter:''' -->'''Peter:''' Heather and I used to go out, but she said I was boring... but now I realize I really wasn't boring at all, it's just that she was dissatisfied with her life.
-->
life.\\
'''Stoner Girl:''' Sorry to hear about your friend. Thought she was your usual air-head bitch... Guess I was wrong. \n--> Veronica \\
'''Veronica'''
(voice-over): Suicide gave Heather depth, Kurt a soul, Ram a brain. brain.



--> '''Veronica:''' If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you?
--> '''Heather M.:''' (beat) Probably.

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--> '''Veronica:''' -->'''Veronica:''' If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you?
-->
you?\\
'''Heather M.:''' (beat) Probably.



-->'''Heather''': "Think l'll drink it just because yοu call me chicken? ... Just give me the cup, jerk!"

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-->'''Heather''': "Think l'll I'll drink it just because yοu you call me chicken? ... Just give me the cup, jerk!"



* PopularIsDumb

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* %%* PopularIsDumb



* RuleOfThree: Happens a few times. We see croquet three times: first in the opening credits, second after the cafeteria scene where [[spoiler: J.D. shoots at Kurt and Ram]], and third when Veronica invites Betty over to hang out. We see a funeral three times: [[spoiler: Heather Chandler's, Kurt and Ram's, and then Veronica's dream about Heather Duke's funeral]]. During her call to "Hot Probs," Heather gives three names: Heather, [[LineOfSightNaming Madonna, and Tweetie]]. And Veronica interacts with both of her parents three times: the first two times when she eats pate, has a near-identical exchange and then runs off; and the third time when her mother confronts her about her whining.

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* RuleOfThree: Happens a few times. We see croquet three times: first in the opening credits, second after the cafeteria scene where [[spoiler: J.D. shoots at Kurt and Ram]], and third when Veronica invites Betty over to hang out. We see a funeral three times: [[spoiler: Heather Chandler's, Kurt and Ram's, and then Veronica's dream about Heather Duke's funeral]]. During her call to "Hot Probs," Heather gives three names: Heather, [[LineOfSightNaming [[LineOfSightName Madonna, and Tweetie]]. And Veronica interacts with both of her parents three times: the first two times when she eats pate, has a near-identical exchange and then runs off; and the third time when her mother confronts her about her whining.



--> '''J.D.:''' You got power - power I didn't think you had.

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--> '''J.-->'''J.D.:''' You got power - power I didn't think you had.



-->'''Veronica''': You're not a rebel, you're fucking psychotic.
-->'''J.D.''': [[InsultBackfire You say to-may-toe, I say to-mah-toe]].

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-->'''Veronica''': -->'''Veronica:''' You're not a rebel, you're fucking psychotic.
-->'''J.
psychotic.\\
'''J.
D.''': :''' [[InsultBackfire You say to-may-toe, I say to-mah-toe]].
16th May '17 4:33:25 PM nombretomado
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* BlackComedy: [[TwinPeaks Black as midnight on a moonless night]].

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* BlackComedy: [[TwinPeaks [[Series/TwinPeaks Black as midnight on a moonless night]].
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