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Heathers Details


A deliciously nasty black comedy, Heathers is set at a cliquish high school in Ohio. The most exclusive of those cliques is the Heathers, comprised of the prettiest and most popular girls in town. The group's leader is the manipulative Kim Walker, who orchestrates the humiliation of anyone who fails to meet her standards. Eventually, Heathers member Winona Ryder begins to exhibit a conscience; together with her hardcase boyfriend Christian Slater, Ryder plots to avenge all the unfortunate victims of the group. Before long, Heather (Kim Walker) ends up dead along with Kurt and Ram, with poignant suicide notes posted near their bodies. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:November 17, 1989


Awarded by
Sundance Film Festival Michael Lehmann In Competition 1988 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Michael Lehmann Best First Feature 1989 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Winona Ryder Best Actress 1989 Nominee
Edgar Allan Poe Awards Daniel Waters Best Screenplay 1989 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Daniel Waters Best Screenplay 1989 Nominee


Winona Ryder
as Veronica Sawyer
Christian Slater
as J.D.
Shannen Doherty
as Heather Duke
Lisanne Falk
as Heather McNamara
Kim Walker
as Heather Chandler
Penelope Milford
as Pauline Fleming
Glenn Shadix
as Father Ripper
Lance Fenton
as Kurt Kelly
Jeremy Applegate
as Peter Dawson
Carrie Lynn
as Martha "Dumptruck" Dunnstock
Renée Estevez
as Betty Finn
Kevin Hardesty
as 1st Heavy Metaller in Parking Lot
Stuart Mabray
as Counselor Paul Hyde
Larry Cox
as David
Chuck La Font
as Officer Milner
Phill Lewis
as Dennis
Patrick Laborteaux
as Ram
John Zarchen
as Country Club Keith
Ursula Martin
as Featured
Kent Stoddard
as Brad
Mark Carlton
as Kurt's Dad
Bess Meyer
as Female Stoner
Jon Mathews
as Rodney
Sherrie Wills
as Country Club Courtney
Jennifer Rhodes
as Veronica's Mom
Andy David
as Fat Cynic
John Ingle
as Principal Gowan
Josh Richman
as 2nd Heavy Metaller in Parking Lot
Bill Cort
as Veronica's Dad
Mark Bringelson
as Officer McCord


Michael Lehmann
Denise Di Novi
Daniel Waters
Francis Kenny
David Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Jon Hutman
Production Designer
Kara Lindstrom
Art Director
Iya Labunka
Associate Producer
Christopher Webster
Executive Producer
Rudy Dillon
Costume Designer
Sally Dennison
Iya Labunka
Production Manager
Julie Selzer
Julie Hewett
Kevin Bartnof
Foley Artist