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I Know What You Did Last Summer -- Four teens are in great danger one year after their car hits a stranger whose body they dump in the sea.


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Writers (WGA):
Lois Duncan (novel)
Kevin Williamson (screenplay)
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Release Date:
17 October 1997 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Jim Gillespie 
Writing credits
Lois Duncan (novel)

Kevin Williamson (screenplay)

Produced by
William S. Beasley .... executive producer
Stokely Chaffin .... producer
Erik Feig .... producer
Neal H. Moritz .... producer
Original Music by
John Debney 
Cinematography by
Denis Crossan (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Steve Mirkovich 
Casting by
Mary Vernieu 
Production Design by
Gary Wissner 
Art Direction by
John J. Rutchland III 
Set Decoration by
James Edward Ferrell Jr. 
Costume Design by
Catherine Adair 
Makeup Department
Judith H. Bickerton .... hair stylist
Bonita DeHaven .... key makeup artist
Linda Kamp .... makeup artist
Jamie Kelman .... special prosthetics
Matthew W. Mungle .... special prosthetics
Kris Ravetto .... assistant makeup artist: California
Lisa Marie Rosenberg .... key hair stylist
Mariann Ybarra .... assistant hair stylist: California (as Mariann Ybarra-Williamson)
Coni Andress .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Susan Buffington .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
William S. Beasley .... unit production manager
Steve Dayan .... production supervisor: California
Chantal Feghali .... post-production supervisor
Nancy Kirhoffer .... post-production supervisor
Sharyn Shimada-Huggins .... production supervisor (as Sharyn Shimada Huggins)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Louis D'Esposito .... first assistant director
Robert V. Girolami .... first assistant director: second unit (as Robert Girolami)
Steve Lonano .... second second assistant director (as Stephen LoNano)
Steve Mirkovich .... second unit director
Marianne M. Scanlon .... second assistant director
Christian Clarke .... second assistant director: reshoots (uncredited)
Art Department
Rufus Best .... mill shop foreman (as Rufus D. Best Sr.)
Zachary M.H. Boozer .... lead greensman
Richard E. Brown .... lead person: California
Dale DeStefani .... general construction foreman: California
Alan Hook .... set designer
Walker Daniel Kiser Jr. .... construction foreman
Barry Kootchin .... paint foreman
Cynthia La Jeunesse .... buyer (as Cynthia M. LaJeunesse)
Gary W. Lang .... propmaker foreman
Scott A. Lawson .... on-set dresser
Andrew Menzies .... set designer
Stephen C. Peterman .... lead man
Chris L. Spellman .... set decorator: California (as Chris Spellman)
Barry Spencer .... propmaker foreman
David Sutton .... set painter
Mark Vena .... illustrator (as Marc Vena)
Richard Waldrop .... property master
Doug White .... assistant property master
Adam Cameron .... set dresser (uncredited)
Alyce Fahsholtz .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Robert L. Girard .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Jeffrey A. Hughes .... set dresser (uncredited)
Russell Jones .... props assistant (uncredited)
Deborah Pollard Matthews .... painter (uncredited)
John W. Morgan .... paint foreman (uncredited)
Barry Spencer .... construction foreman (uncredited)
John L. Sullivan .... propmaker gangboss (uncredited)
Richard Whitney .... property maker (uncredited)
Sound Department
Petra Bach .... adr editor
Odin Benitez .... sound effects editor
Gaston Biraben .... dialogue editor
Michael Broomberg .... foley artist
C. Douglas Cameron .... boom operator
Kent Forbes .... second assistant sound editor
Gary Gegan .... re-recording mixer
Dan Giannattasio .... cable person (as Daniel Giannattasio)
Don Givens .... foley recordist
Marilyn Graf .... foley mixer
Ann Hadsell .... adr mixer
Alexandra Hawkinson .... second assistant sound editor
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Michael Hilkene .... supervising sound editor
Matthew Iadarola .... re-recording mixer
Ken J. Johnson .... special sound effects recordist
Robin Johnston .... sound recordist
Diane Linn .... adr recordist
James Morioka .... second assistant sound editor
Douglas Parker .... first assistant sound editor
Brian Risner .... sound effects editor
Carl Rudisill .... sound mixer
Pernell L. Salinas .... apprentice sound editor (as Pernell Salinas)
Art Schiro .... sound recordist
Greg Schorer .... sound effects editor
Michael Stern .... synthesizing mixer (as Mick Stern)
Christopher T. Welch .... supervising sound editor (as C.T. Welch)
John O. Wilde .... foley editor
Victor J. Hernandez .... co-sound editing man (uncredited)
Magic A. Moreno .... Mag and Optical Transfer Engineer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Stan Blackwell .... special effects: California (as Stanley Blackwell)
Michael J. Hudson .... special effects set lead person
John D. Milinac .... special effects coordinator
William Purcell .... special effects leadperson (as William A. Purcell Jr)
Michael Schorr .... special effects foreman/welder
Walter Kiesling .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Jeffrey L. Loy .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Mindy Minkow .... optical camera operator (uncredited)
Bob Brown .... stunts
Lisa Dempsey .... stunts
Freddie Hice .... stunt coordinator
Randy Johnson .... stunts
Bob MacDougall .... stunts (as Bob McDougall)
John Meier .... stunts
Erin Ricotti .... stunts (as Erin Ricotti-Hice)
Troy Robinson .... stunts
James Ryan .... stunts (as James Schwartz)
Dustin Meier .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Bridges .... still photographer (as James Bridges)
Joe D'Alessandro .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Joseph C. D'Alessandro)
Michael Dhonau .... grip
Lynn Dodson .... chief lighting technician: second unit (as Thomas Lynn Dodson)
David Ellis .... additional electrician
Jay Herron .... underwater assistant camera: California (as Jay Heron)
Eric Jones .... best boy grip
Robert 'Boomer' McCann .... best boy grip: California (as Robert J. McCann)
Jack McCollum .... assistant chief lighting technician
Larry McConkey .... Steadicam operator
Larry McConkey .... camera operator: "b" camera
Mick McNeely .... chief lighting technician
David Noble .... key grip: second unit
David B. Nowell .... aerial camera operator: California
John Perkinson .... assistant camera: second unit
Tom Priestley Jr. .... director of photography: second unit (as Tom Priestley)
Mark J. Rainsford .... key grip
Medel Ramos .... assistant chief lighting technician: California
Mike Repeta .... second assistant camera (as Michael H. Repeta)
Bret Straughn .... dolly grip
Mike Thomas .... underwater camera operator: California
Paige Thomas .... first assistant camera
Mark Van Loon .... camera operator: "b" camera
Mark Van Loon .... steadicam operator
Simon Carey .... electrician (uncredited)
Jim Cote .... grip (uncredited)
Kahlil Fadel .... electrician (uncredited)
Ben D. Griffith Jr. .... grip (uncredited)
Dalton Hendrix .... grip (uncredited)
Dan Jones .... electrician (uncredited)
Mark A. Lewis .... electrician (uncredited)
Michael Meier .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Ben Noble .... electrician (uncredited)
Jan Ruona .... additional assistant camera: Bodega Bay (uncredited)
Michael Santy .... camera operator: "b" camera, California (uncredited)
Damian Smith .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Mike Smith .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Robert Zuckerman .... key art photographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Amy Cherrix .... extras casting assistant (as Amy E. Cherrix)
Marty Cherrix .... extras casting
Craig Fincannon .... casting: North Carolina
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Anne McCarthy .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vanessa Jenik .... set costumer (as Vanessa C. Jenik)
Yvonne Kubis .... key costumer: Los Angeles
Jessica S. Smith .... set costumer
Pauline White-Kassulke .... costume supervisor (as Pauline White)
Editorial Department
Timothy Alverson .... assistant editor
Brian Day .... apprentice editor: North Carolina
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Michael Mirkovich .... apprentice editor: California
William Yeh .... associate editor
David Orr .... color timer (uncredited)
Frederick Wardell .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Louis F. DiFelice .... location manager
Kelley Finn .... assistant location manager
Robert Karpman .... location manager: California
Ryan Schaetzle .... assistant location manager
E. Michael Hewett .... location scout (uncredited)
Music Department
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Frank Bennett .... orchestrator
Thomas A. Carlson .... music editor (as Tom Carlson)
Budd Carr .... executive music consultant
Genevive Colvin .... music coordinator (as Geneviève Thomas Colvin)
John Debney .... conductor
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Don Nemitz .... orchestrator
John Richards .... scoring engineer
Alex Steyermark .... music supervisor
Tim Devine .... soundtrack a&r (uncredited)
Carlton Kaller .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
David Frederick .... transportation captain
Gregory Nutt .... transportation co-captain: California
Johnnie Peterson .... transportation co-captain
Domiciano Rodriquez .... transportation captain: California
Jesse Adam Smith .... picture car coordinator (as Jesse A. Smith)
Shane Summers .... transportation coordinator
Donald Binder .... driver (uncredited)
Edwin Bowden .... driver (uncredited)
Greg Stancil .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Belinda B. Baker .... assistant production coordinator
Beth Bargas .... assistant production coordinator (as Beth A. Bargas)
Savannah Barnes .... production assistant: Wilmington
Judi Bell .... script supervisor: second unit
Beth Bromley .... publicist
Henry J. Cornelissen .... post-production accountant (as Henry Cornelissen)
David Curtis .... set production assistant
Derek Ellis .... assistant accountant
Dhana Gilbert .... assistant: Mr. Feig (as Dhana Rivera)
April H. Grantham .... craft service
Chad Graves .... key set production assistant
Mark Hager .... key production assistant: California
Jeff Johnson .... marine coordinator (as Captain Jeff Johnson)
Douglas R. Jones .... production assistant: Southport
Melisa Kashiwahara .... assistant: Mr. Moritz
John Kreidman .... production coordinator: California
Christine Moore .... script supervisor
Sean O'Keefe .... assistant: Ms. Chaffin
Alan D. Purwin .... helicopter pilot: California (as Alan Purwin)
Woody Richardson .... boat boss
Patricia Story .... publicist (as Pat Story)
Cara White .... publicist
Erik Whitestone .... set production assistant
James J. Wilhelm .... craft service: California
Pamela Williamson .... first assistant accountant
Gregor Wilson .... accountant
Adryenn Ashley .... stand-in: Sarah Michelle Gellar (uncredited)
Jason Aaron Baca .... double (uncredited)
Jason Aaron Baca .... stand-in (uncredited)
Sam Feuer .... stand-in: Freddie Prinze, Jr (uncredited)
Bennett Fidlow .... additional legal services (uncredited)
Russell Hicks .... craft service assistant (uncredited)
Ryan R. Johnson .... assistant to head of production (uncredited)
Michael C. Lund .... production assistant: Los Angeles preparation (uncredited)
Stone Lyons .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Gary A. Martin .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kenneth Pratt .... production assistant (uncredited)
Scott Sandine .... set medic: Northern Califorina (uncredited)
Steve Zukowski .... craft service (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Last Summer" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for strong horror violence and language
101 min | Germany:99 min (cut version)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Argentina:18 (cable rating) | Australia:MA | Australia:M (TV rating) | Belgium:KNT/ENA | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A | Canada:14A (Ontario - 2006) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 (original rating) | Chile:14 (re-rating) | Finland:K-16 | France:12 | Germany:16 (cut) (theatrical version) (original rating) | Germany:16 (re-rating) (uncut) (2015) | Germany:18 (uncut) (video) (1999) | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Malaysia:18SG | Mexico:B | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:18 (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1998) | USA:R (certificate #35237)

Did You Know?

Jennifer Love Hewitt had just appeared along former Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis in House Arrest (1997) prior to filming this movie and was surprised to see she was also filming a movie in North Carolina at the same time. Jennifer said Jamie came over to the soundstage to wish her luck on her first horror film and would come over every day after that to give her a hug.See more »
Continuity: (at around 57 mins) The mirror when Helen is smashing it.See more »
Deb:Julie, get your white as death-chalky ass corpse in the car - now.See more »
Movie Connections:
This Ain't The Summer Of LoveSee more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
One of the Better Post-Scream Slashers, 16 June 2015
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

*** (out of 4) Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze, Jr. play a group of friends who are drinking and having a good time but on the way home they accidentally run over a man and kill him. They decide it's best not to go to the police fearing murder charges so they dump his body but a year later they begin getting harassed.

Thanks to the success of Wes Craven's SCREAM the horror genre got a boost and soon after one slasher after another was being released. Out of all of them this one here is the best in my opinion because Kevin Williamson's screenplay goes away from all the self-mocking and instead delivers a very good story that works perfect as a drama but it also features the horror elements that slasher fans would come to expect. Throw in a very good cast and some likable characters and we're left with one of the better horror films to come out of this period. If SCREAM was a classic like HALLOWEEN then this here is more like a good stepchild in the same vein as a Friday THE 13TH.

The thing I enjoyed most about this was the actual personal story of these four people who find their lives changed over a bad decision. The set up itself is pretty simple but it works extremely well because we've all been young and made foolish decisions and one of the best moments in the film comes when the four teens must decide whether or not to go to the cops. Their reasoning behind it is interesting and their thought process is something you don't typically see in a slasher. The damage that their decision has on their lives is something else brought up in the screenplay that works extremely well. All of this happens before we even get to the horror elements. The mystery surrounding the killer keeps you guessing for certain.

The horror elements are all extremely good. I know some make fun of the "Captain Gordon" outfit but I thought it was rather effective and brought back memories from the giallo days of the 70s when killers wore nothing but black. Another thing that works are the actual chase scenes, which director Jim Gillespie manages to build up some nice tension. It also doesn't hurt that you actually like the characters, can connect with them and you don't want to see them killed. Hewitt, Gellar and Phillippe are all extremely good and believable in their roles as is Anne Heche in her supporting bit. Prinze Jr. is probably better here than anytime in his career, although that's not too much support I'm giving him.

I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER certainly has a few flaws including the movie getting dragged out in the third party but overall it's a highlight of what the genre had to offer after the success of SCREAM.

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