police officers in the chasing scene
named Milner and McCord were named
after Ken McCord and Martin Milner
who played police officers in "Adam
the opening scene where the Heathers
are playing croquet, Heather McNamara
is wearing a wig because the scene was
shot after filming and she had cut her
hair for another role.
Remember the geek that had milk come
out of his nose when Heather #1 looked
right at him? Well the the producer
said that the geek gave a very "De-niro-like"
performance because he put gelatin
capsules of milk in each nostril,
and they had to wait to shoot the
scene until the capsules had melted
a little and were ready to burst.
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.
high school is named Westerberg High;
Winona Ryder's favorite band at the
time was The Replacements, whose lead
singer is named Paul Westerberg.
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
bedroom set was built in the gym of
the high school used on the film.
Veronica barfs at the Remington Frat
Party, it is baby food she has on
her face, applied by a makeup person
who was out of the shot.
line was cut from the scene when Veronica
and J.D. are talking after having
a little game of stip croquet in her
backyard. J.D. says, "See those
condoms in the grass over there? (sarcastic)
We killed our child tonight!!"
The writer said it alluded to the
later acutal murders.
line cut from the movie is Veronica
saying, "It's God versus my boyfriend..and
J.D.'s father is telling his son about
his day at work, he refers to blowing
up a "Norweigan in the boiler
room" of a building. This DOES
NOT refer to a person from Norway!!
It was the type of explosives he used!.
Pitt did a read through for the part
of J.D. He was not chosen because
he was considered "too nice"
for the part.
movie was shot in 32 days.
original script for the movie was
400 hundred pages long and screenwriter
Daniel Waters wanted the movie to
be directed by Stanely Kubrick.
book at the bottom of Heather Chandler's
locker is "The Castrated Family"(one
of those how-to books about dysfunctional
families and ways of dealing with
them) by Harold M. Voth.
the inside of the c.d. David Newman,
the film's composer, talks about why
he used the harmonica for the film's
score: "I didn't think it was
necessary to follow the specific action,
as much as give the viewer the feeling
of being in this smart-alec, intelligent
and anguish-filled world. We felt
that electronic music should be used
in combination with an acoustic instrument
(in this case, the harmonica) as a
leit-motif for J.D., the film's central
61 of The X-Files titled "Syzgy"
about a pair of high school girls
who eliminate their high school foes
one by one is rumored to be based
was filmed at Verdugo Hills High School
in Tujunga, California, John Adams
Junior High School in Santa Monica,
California and Corvales High School
in Laurel Canyon, California.
anybody know that the same kitchen
that was used in Heather Chandler's
house was also used in the dream sequence
with Veronica and JD in Heather Dukes
Ohio is known as a very conservative
and preppy but altogether a nice surburbian
town. It was always rumored that Heathers
was based on that town and that something
like it might have happened at Thomas
Worthington High School.
November issue of Cosmo in Heather
Chandler's locker is a reference to
the mass suicide in Guyana, however,
this really does not make sense because
the Mass Suicide took place in November
78 not 79... but, then why would Heather
Chandler, the most in fashion, trendy
girl at school have a Cosmo from 1979
in her locker?
Principal Gowan? (John Ingle's). Before
he became an actor, John Ingle's was
a high school drama teacher for 30
years. He started the drama programs
at Hollywood High School and Beverly
Hills High School and went into acting
after he reitred!. It was a coincidence
that he came back to Verdugo Hills
High to play the role of Principal
Slater likes to play the field. While
shooting Heathers, Christian went
out with costars Kim Walker and Winona
Ryder (although not at the same time).
Of their fling, Winona later said
that it lasted "for two weeks,
and he broke my heart."
Falk played Heather McNamara, the cheerleader
who just goes along with whatever the
other Heathers are doing. Heather Graham,
then 17, wanted to play the role, but
her mother wouldn't let her participate
in the movie.
Shannen Doherty, Heather Duke, also
thought that Christian was totally hot.
"His voice, his eyes and his eyebrows...make
women melt," she has said.
Labyorteaux was Doherty's co-star on
'Little House on the Prairie' before
reuniting with the actress in 'Heathers'
as Ram Sweeney, a bullying football
Slater's a really sound sleeper. He
once slept through an entire day, missing
a Heathers wardrobe fitting and barely
showing up in time for his scenes in
Snappy Snack Shack scene was originally
supposed to be in a 7-11. They had
the rights to use the name and everything
- but at the last minute the 7-11
people said NO!. They had like a day
to come up with a convenience store
name that had NEVER been used -AND
THEN they had to come up with titles
for the food that JD talks about because
they could no longer use "slurpie"
and "big wheel". Luckily
"Snappy Snack Shack" "slushie"
and "Turbo-Dog" were available
Dick" (Heather Duke's favorite
book) was originally supposed to be
"The Catcher in the Rye"
by J.D. Salinger. The writer was rather
upset over this change (it was due
to the fact that they couldn't get
clearance to use it in the film.)
He said that "The Catcher in
the Rye fits in a lot better with
the themes of being a teenager and
J.D.'s being a psychopath."
part of Veronica Sawyer was originally
offered to Justine Bateman, of "Family
Aaron Spelling was casting characters
for his show 'Beverly Hills 90210',
he hadn't cast anyone for the part
of Brenda Walsh. Luckily Tori Spelling
saw Heathers a few days back and made
her dad get a copy of it. Aaron liked
what he saw and had Shannen on the
set the next day!.
movie 'Killing Mrs. Tingle' was a
Heathers-inspired dark comedy.
people have told me this (and I thank
all of you), that Heather Graham was
offered a part in the film Heathers
but had to turn it down because her
parents thought the language was too
rumored that the actress that portrayed
Martha Dunstock/Dumptruck (Carrie Lynn)
is on the cover of the 'Holy Bible'
by the Manic Street Preachers.
Estevez played Veronica's nerdy former
BFF Betty Finn. Estevez is the daughter
of Martin Sheen and the sister of Emilio
Estevez and Charlie Sheen.
Walker (Heather Chandler) went on to
appear in the films 'Say Anything,'
'The Outsiders' and 'A Reason to Believe'.
She tragically died of brain cancer
in 2001, at the age of 32.