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HEATHERS FACTS

In Heathers, friends Veronica Sawyer and Betty Finn are named after two other famous fictional friends: Veronica and Betty from the "Archie" comic book/strip Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn from Mark Twain's works Speaking of Betty Finn, the actress who portrayed her is none other than Renee Estevez, Martin Sheen's daughter and sister to Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez The highschool in Heathers is named "Westerburg High'' in honor of Paul Westerburg, the lead singer of "The Replacements" - Winona's favorite band at the time the movie was made Do you recall the following exchnage from the movie? JD: "Wait a second, wait a second. Do you take german?" Veronica: "French." JD: "Alright, these are Ich Luge bullets." Ich Luge in German means, "I am lying." 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). from Phil McRevis Another little known fact: 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. from Phil McRevis