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Scream (1996)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  20 December 1996 (USA)
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A group of teens are pitted against a masked murderer that tests their knowledge of horror movies.

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Storyline

One year after the death of Sidney Prescott's (Campbell) mother, two students turn up gutted. When a serial killer appears, Sidney begins to suspect whether her mother's death and the two new deaths are related. No one is safe, as the killer begins to pick everyone off one by one. Everyone's a suspect in this case. Written by FilmFanUK

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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From The First Name In Suspense Comes The Last Word In Fear See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic horror violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 December 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Scary Movie  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,354,586 (USA) (20 December 1996)

Gross:

DEM 14,564,502 (Germany) (12 December 1997)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was sent to the MPAA over nine times for re-consideration, as they were going to slap the movie with a NC-17 rating. With each time the MPAA made Wes Craven cut out more of the films gore heavy shots. Bob Weinstein eventually had to step in, which secured the films R rating. Wes Craven wanted to know what Bob Weinstein had said to the MPAA to get them to give the film its R Rating - he told them to view the film as a comedy and not a horror film. This completely changed the MPAA'S view point. See more »

Goofs

When Billy is first stabbed with the umbrella by Sidney, there is no stab wound, hold in his shirt, or blood visible. When she stabs him again, then there is blood. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Casey: Hello?
Phone Voice: Hello.
Casey: Yes?
Phone Voice: Who is this?
Casey: Who are you trying to reach?
Phone Voice: What number is this?
Casey: Well, what number are you trying to reach?
Phone Voice: I don't know.
Casey: I think you have the wrong number.
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Crazy Credits

No thanks whatsoever to the Santa Rosa City School District Governing Board. See more »

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Soundtracks

First Cool Hive
Performed by Moby
Written by Moby (as Richard Hall)
Courtesy of Mute Records Limited UK/Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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This movie completely changed my view on horror films.... Before seeing Scream I would never watch anything might make me scared because I hated horror movies... when i saw Scream it completely changed... It also introduced me to Matthew Lillard who I had never heard of before... Now he is my favorite actor! This movie gave so many young actors and actresses a chance to make it big.. Courtney Cox was great in this movie as well as the sequels and after seeing this movie I became a FRIENDS fanatic... This movie also completely changed the horror genre and every scary movie thats come out since takes a little something from Scream... I will always remember the first time I saw Scream... It really captivates its audiences.

ITS A SCREAM BABY!


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