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Synopsis: Veronica (Winona Ryder) is part of the most popular clique at her high school, but she disapproves of the other girls' cruel behavior. When Veronica and her new boyfriend, J.D. (Christian Slater), confront clique leader Heather Chandler (Kim Walker) and accidentally poison her, they make it appear a suicide. Soon Veronica realizes that J.D. is intentionally killing students he does not like. She races to stop J.D. while also clashing with the clique's new leader, Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty).

HEATHERS:

An Original Screenplay

by

Daniel Waters

FINAL SHOOTING SCRIPT

Registered WGAW

February 8, 1988

NOTE:
THE HARD COPY OF THIS SCRIPT CONTAINED SCENE NUMBERS

AND SOME "OMITTED" SLUGS. THEY HAVE BEEN REMOVED FOR THIS

SOFT COPY.

FADE IN:

EXT. SAWYER'S BACKYARD--DAWN

Elegiac music murmurs as three female and barefoot PAIRS OF

LEGS in skirts break from tableau to gently engage in Croquet.

A blue mallet hits a blue ball through a wicket, a green

mallet knocks a green ball, and a yellow mallet pushes forward

a yellow ball, all in enticing syncopation.

Suddenly a red ball rockets through the dew covered grass and

hits the green ball. The LEGS all stop moving as a FOURTH PAIR

OF LEGS, this one in stylish shoes and stockings, marches to

the red ball and steps on it. A red mallet is brought down

hard on the red ball causing the adjacent green ball to

thunder out of view. The Pair of Legs manuevering the green

ball departs. This process of elimination is grimly

repeated with the yellow ball and yet again with the blue

ball.

However, when the BLUE MALLETED PLAYER makes her sad exit,

the viewer's viewpoint glides along with this particular Pair

of Legs. A red ball whizzes by. The Legs stop. Another red

ball malevolently sails past the Legs. Then yet another red

ball. A fourth red ball makes brutal contact with the Legs

causing the Player to fall to her knees and into the frame. The

Player is VERONICA SAWYER.

INT. VERONICA'S BEDROOM--DAY

VERONICA SAWYER, a sullen seventeen year old beauty, lies atop

her bed dressed in a chic but understated ensemble, her eyes

glazed open in a morning reverie. She blows up at her bangs

then slides off her bed, launching into voice-over narration

over the empty bed.

VERONICA (V.O.)

Heather told me she teaches people

Real Life.

INT. HIGH SCHOOL HALLWAY--DAY

Continuing her narration, VERONICA glides through a bustling

high school hallway with a frozen smile.

VERONICA (V.O.)

She said Real Life sucks Losers dry.

If you want to fuck with the eagles,

you have to learn to fly.

INT. HALLWAY OUTSIDE CAFETERIA--DAY

With her back turned to the viewer, VERONICA stands at the

outskirts of the cafeteria entrance. The viewer's viewpoint

approaches and finally curls around VERONICA to reveal that

she is writing in a diary, wearing a monocle.

VERONICA (V.O.)

I said so you teach people how to

spread their wings and fly. She

said Yes.

THE DIARY PAGE:

VERONICA'S pen sways across the diary page forming the words

echoed by her voice-over.

VERONICA (V.O.)

I said You're Beautiful.

A sudden off-screen bark from HEATHER MCNAMARA causes the pen

to recklessly rocket across the written words.

HEATHER MCNAMARA (O.S.)

God, come on Veronica!

VERONICA coolly pops the monocle from her eye before angrily

addressing the amusingly robust, conventionally beautiful,

trendily coiffed HEATHER MCNAMARA.

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Daniel Waters

Daniel "Dan" Waters (born November 10, 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American screenwriter and film director. more…

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