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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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


What Started As A New Beginning, Is Becoming A Dead End. 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:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kevin Williamson wrote this script before Scream (1996), but was unable to sell it. Following the big screen success of his next screenplay, "Scream", Columbia Pictures immediately bought I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) See more »


(at around 1h 30 mins) Near the end of the movie, in the final confrontation, Ray (Freddie Prinze Jr.) is knocked off the fishing trawler. He manages to snag the net, climb back on board the boat. He is completely dry. See more »


Julie: Why would he try to run you over? Why did he make coleslaw on Helen's head? He's fucking with us! He's just out there, and he's watching and waiting!
[screaming to the killer]
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Awesome slasher movie!
14 May 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is completely brilliant! Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr., and Ryan Phillipe are great in this movie! It did have it's share of blood and gore, but it was very enjoyable! I highly reccomend this movie! If I had to grade it, I'd give it a A+!

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