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Directed byMichael Lehmann
Written byDaniel Waters
Produced byDenise Di Novi
StarringWinona Ryder
Christian Slater
Shannen Doherty
Lisanne Falk
Kim Walker
Penelope Milford
Glenn Shadix
CinematographyFrances Kenny
Edited byNorman Hollyn
Music byDavid Newman
Distributed byNew World Pictures
Release date
March 31, 1989
Running time
102 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$2 million
Box office$1,108,462

Heathers is a 1989 American black comedy teen movie starring Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, and Shannen Doherty. The movie is about a group of four girls in a high school in Sherwood, Ohio. The girls, three of whom are named Heather, rule the school as they are the prettiest and most popular girls in town.

Heathers won awards for its director Michael Lehmann and producer Denise Di Novi the 1990 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature. Daniel Waters also won an award for his screenplay, which won a 1990 Edgar Award.[1] The movie was a U.S. box office failure,[2] but has since become a cult classic, as is shown by its high sales and rentals on DVD and VHS. In 2006, it was ranked #5 on Entertainment Weekly's list of the 50 Best High School Movies.[3]


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In 2014, Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy made a musical called Heathers: The Musical that was based on the movie.

In 2018, Paramount Pictures made a tv show called Heathers based on the original movie.


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  1. Heathers (1989) IMDb
  2. Heathers (1989) IMDb
  3. "Countdown: The 50 best high school movies | Photo Gallery | News + Notes | Entertainment Weekly". Archived from the original on 2008-09-05. Retrieved 2009-04-04.

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