Making Of...
Making Of...

Heathers Behind The Scenes

AKA:
Heathers Picture
1989
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Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1989 Comedy movie starring Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Lisanne Falk et al.
Contributed by: Lynn And Kim
Did you know that Christian Slater and the girl who played Heather Chandler, Kim Walker, were dating during the filming of Heathers?
In the cafeteria scene, where the geek has milk come out of his nose, it looks realistic because the actor put gelatin capsules of milk in each nostril until the capsules melted a little and burst.
The Snappy Snack Shack in the film was originally supposed to be in a 7-11, but at the last minute the 7-11 people decided against allowing their logo to be used. The producers had come up with a convenience store name that had never been used, as well as titles for the products that are discussed in the movie. The came up with "Snappy Snack Shack" "slushie" and "Turbo-Dog" which had never been used before.
"Moby 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. being a psychopath."
The part of Veronica Sawyer was originally offered to Justine Bateman, of "Family Ties" fame.
Contributed by: Barnaby Marriott
Jennifer Connelly was originally considered for the role of Veronica, before it went to Winona Ryder
Contributed by: Kevin Sommerfield And Lisa
Future "Heather" movie star Heather Graham was at first cast as Heather #1 but her mother wouldn't let her take the part because she thought it was too "disturbing".
When Veronica barfs at the Remington Frat Party, it is baby food she has on her face.
Brad Pitt did a read through for the part of J.D. He was not chosen because he was considered "too nice" for the part.
The movie was shot in 32 days.
These were considered as an ending for the film: Veronica shoots J.D. dead in the boiler room. Veronica straps the bomb to herself. Veronica blows herself up, taking the school with her. We see the schools prom in heaven, where the punch is the blue liquid draino that Heather Chandler drank and Martha Dumptruck is singing as the entertainment. This ending was dropped because the studio did not like it. They said that either the ending was changed or the film wouldn't be made.
Another rumor about the ending, is that the ending where the school actually did blow up and where all the different social types meet in heaven was the first and original ending. It went so far as to go into the pre-audience viewing stage and it was decided, according to audience reaction, that the ending was too morbid, so they shot something different at the last minute.
The original script for the movie was 400 hundred pages long and screenwriter Daniel Waters wanted the movie to be directed by Stanley Kubrick.
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Deleted Scenes
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Alternate Versions
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