Hair High

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Hair High
Hair High FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Bill Plympton
Produced by Bill Plympton
Written by Bill Plympton
Starring Ed Begley, Jr.
Craig Bierko
David Carradine
Keith Carradine
Beverly D'Angelo
Hayley DuMond
Eric Gilliland
Matt Groening
Don Hertzfeldt
Peter Jason
Justin Long
Dermot Mulroney
Tom Noonan
Zak Orth
Martha Plimpton
Jay O. Sanders
Michael Showalter
Sarah Silverman
Music by Hank Bones
Cinematography John Donnelly
Release dates
  • April 17, 2004 (2004-04-17)
Running time
78 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $400,000

Hair High is a 2004 animated comedy-horror-romance by American filmmaker Bill Plympton.[1]

Plot[edit]

A gothic high-school comedy with a Carrie-like story. Cherri (Sarah Silverman) and Rod (Dermot Mulroney) are the high-school king and queen and they justifiably rule their domain. Spud (Eric Gilliland), the new kid in town, accidentally offends both Cherri and Rod and so is forced to become Cherri's slave. Naturally, they immediately hate each other, but later fall in love. Cherri and Spud secretly decide to go to the prom together, and on prom night a rejected Rod forces their car off the road and into the lake. In true 50's ballad style, their car sinks to the bottom of the lake as they share one last kiss. While the bodies of Cherri and Spud lie in a timeless embrace, Rod is successful in thwarting any investigation and is able to get away with murder. On the night of the following year's prom, the car magically comes to life and slowly drives out of the lake with Cherri and Spud, as if nothing had happened, only this time their bodies are in an advanced state of decomposition. Their rusty and water-logged car drives to the prom and just as Rod is about to crown himself new king of the prom, Cherri and Spud enter the ballroom - the spotlight follows them as they cross the dance floor, with all the attendees in shock. As they approach the stage, spiders, bugs, snakes, lizards and fish ooze from their sagging skin and skeletal bodies, and the prom attendees freak as they mount the stairs to the stage. Spud takes the crown and places it on Cherri as the animals attack and devour Rod.[2]

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Release dates[edit]

It had its U.S. cinema premiere on 17 April 2004 and was released on DVD on 21 July 2010.[3]

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