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I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

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After a nasty accident, four friends begin to drift apart. One year later Julie James gets a anonymous message and then a slicker wearing, hook wielding killer begins to rip apart her life.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elsa Shivers (as Bridgette Wilson)
J. Don Ferguson ...
Deborah Hobart ...
Mrs. James
Mrs. Cox
Rasool J'Han ...
Dan Albright ...
Lynda Clark ...


After an accident on a winding road, four teens make the fatal mistake of dumping their victim's body into the sea. But exactly one year later, the dead man returns from his watery grave and he's looking for more than an apology. Written by Anonymous

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Not All Secrets Stay Buried. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

17 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sé lo que hicieron el verano pasado  »


Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,818,645, 19 October 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:


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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The original trailer for the movie described Kevin Williamson and the movie as "from the creator of Scream (1996)". Miramax, owners of the "Scream" franchise successfully sued Columbia Pictures for "false advertising" and the phrase was removed. See more »


(at around 14 mins) As the body hit the automobile, the kids were driving on mountainous terrain along the coast. There are no mountains anywhere in the North Carolina shore area. See more »


Helen: By that time I'll just be finishing my two year contract with Guiding Light, coinciding with your first year as starting quarterback for the Steelers.
Barry: Cowboys.
Helen: Whatever. Then we can elope to Europe, or the Caymans, wherever, where I'll let you impregnate me with the first of 3 children before you head off to rehab. Then we can live happily, blah blah blah.
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Where Did You Sleep Last Night
Performed by Leadbelly (as Lead Belly)
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I love this movie.
27 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

When I first watched this movie I only watched it for Sarah Michelle Gellar. But after seeing it I loved everything about it. And I came on here expecting at least a 6.5. But a 5.2? The story is original. Four teens are in great danger one year after their car hits a stranger whose body they dump in the sea. Everyone gave great performances, esp. Sarah Michelle Gellar. On top of that, this movie was frightening. This movie is great and I definitely recommend it. It is definitely a movie you should watch for both entertainment and originality purposes. It is definitely one to see if you enjoyed 'Scream'. The many plot twists and the many scares it will give you makes it an excellent movie.

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