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- In the opening scene where the Heathers are playing
croquet, Heather McNamara is wearing a wig.
- J.D. tricks Veronica into killing the jocks by claiming
to use "ich luge" bullets which he claims only pierce the skin. Ich luge is
German for I'm lying.
- The police officers are named Milner and McCord, after
Kent McCord and Martin Milner, who played police officers in Adam 12.
- Friends Veronica Sawyer and Betty Finn are named after
other fictional friends Veronica and Betty from the comic strip "Archie",
and Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
- The highschool is named "Westerberg High". Wynona
Ryder's favorite band at the time
was The Replacements, whose lead singer is named Paul Westerberg.
- One of the most obscure, embedded nuggets of coolness
in the script of this movie is the Eskimo reference from Moby Dick. JD says,
"Eskimo. It's one word. I usually go for the whole sentence myself, but, that's
perfecto." Little known is the fact that the language
of the esquimeaux (as Melville spells it) is polysynthetic, meaning
the sentences are composed by combining component words to make one
big word. So in Eskimo language, all sentences are one word. This language
form is seen also in Scandinavia (Norse, Icelandic).
- In the scene in the gym locker room, during which
Heather Duke may actually be digesting food, we get a peek into Heather Chandler's
locker. Among the magazines in it is an issue of Cosmo dated November 1979.
Heather would hardly have a nine year old fashion mag in her locker. Why is
it there? November '79 is when the infamous cult leader Jim Jones convinced
his followers to commit mass suicide in Guyana.
- indie pop track _Heather, Tell Me Why_ MP3
by Rocketship off of _Smile,
A Certain Sadness_ on Slumberland (1996)
- lo fi indie rock track _Chasing Heather Crazy_ MP3
by Guided By Voices off of _Isolation Drills_ on TVT (2001)
- track _Bull In The Heather_ MP3 (vK)
by Sonic Youth
off of _Experimental Jet Set, Trash & No Star_ (1994)
- video (vhs/ntsc)
Genre: Black Comedy
Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryder .... Veronica Sawyer
Christian Slater .... Jason Dean
Shannen Doherty .... Heather (Duke)
Lisanne Falk .... Heather (McNamara)
Kim Walker .... Heather Chandler
Penelope Milford .... Pauline Fleming
Glenn Shadix .... Father Ripper
Lance Fenton .... Kurt Kelly
Patrick Laborteaux .... Ram
Jeremy Applegate .... Peter Dawson
Jon Matthews .... Rodney
Carrie Lynn .... Martha Dunnstock/Dumptruck
Phill Lewis .... Dennis
Renée Estevez .... Betty Finn
John Zarchen .... Country Club Keith
Also Known As:
Fatal Game (1989)
Lethal Attraction (1989)
Westerberg High (1989)
Runtime: USA:102 / Sweden:103
Color: Color (DeLuxe)
Sound Mix: Mono
Certification: USA:R / UK:18 / Australia:M
/ Germany:16 / Sweden:15