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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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Storyline

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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If you're going to bury the truth, make sure it stays buried. See more »


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

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17 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sé lo que hicieron el verano pasado  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,818,645 (USA) (17 October 1997)

Gross:

$72,219,395 (USA) (10 April 1998)
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Trivia

Despite being part of the main cast and appearing in many key scenes together, the characters Helen (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Ray (Freddie Prinze Jr.) only speak to each other twice (Ray - "How do you know that?" Helen - "Missy, said there was a friend named Billy Blue)" (at around 1h 2 mins) and (Ray - "No, it's not, it's true" Helen "Yeah, I don't think so, Ray") (at around 10 mins). In real life, the two later fall in love and marry. See more »

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(at around 57 mins) The mirror when Helen is smashing it. See more »

Quotes

Julie: I hate this, I really hate this. You're gonna go and you're gonna fall for some head-shaven, black-wearin, tattoo-covered, body-piercing philosophy student."
Ray: That sounds attractive.
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At least it's better than the sequel
30 August 1999 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I like Kevin Williamson. Scream was a brilliant parody of horror films while being scary in its own right and Dawson's Creek is a great television show. But this film is just not that good. It's not scary. It's not well written or well thought out. There really was no reason for guy from Rosanne to get killed. He had nothing to do with it. And it is the same thing in the sequel, most of the cast has nothing to do with it either. I didn't find this flick scary in the least although the story at the beginning was interesting. It is blessed with a cast of incredibly good looking people but that does not make it a good film to watch. If you really enjoy seeing Love Hewitt running around with her breasts half exposed, Gellar looking particularly sexy, Phillipe trying to box, Prinze Jr. looking silly, stupid characters that do stupid things, unconvincing deaths, a trunk full of fish that conveniently disappears (smell and all) when it is required to, someone get a hair cut in their sleep without knowing it and a plethora of other really bad scenarios, then this is your movie. However, if you want to see a good horror flick with teenagers getting killed, rent the early Fridays, the first Halloween, the first Nightmare, the first Texas, the first Evil Dead and even Scream. But for God sake, stay away from this one. It is quite bad.


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