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Scream 2 (1997)

Two years after the first series of murders, a new psychopath dons the Ghostface costume and a new string of killings begins.

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Maureen (as Jada Pinkett)
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Usher Giving Out Costumes
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Screaming Girl Up Aisle
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The Voice (voice) (as Roger L. Jackson)
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Sandy Heddings ...
Girl in Dorm Hallway (as Sandy Heddings-Katulka)
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Storyline

Two years after the events of Scream, Sidney Prescott and Randy are attending Windsor college. They are trying to get on with their lives...Until a new Ghostface killing spree begins. With the help of Dewey and Gale, Sidney must find out who's behind the murders. As the body count goes up, the list of suspects goes down.

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

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12 December 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,926,342, 14 December 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$101,363,301

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$172,363,301
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Trivia

Filmed under the title Scream: The Sequel, a title reflected by baseball caps and shirts worn by the crew on set, but the decision was overruled by Miramax. See more »

Goofs

(at around 16 mins) Randy corrects Film Class Guy #1's quotation of Ripley's famous exclamation in Aliens ("Get away from her, you bitch!"), but Randy is wrong; Film Class Guy #1 was correct. Film Class Guy #1 was supposed to misquote Aliens, but Joshua Jackson spoke Jamie Kennedy's line. Thinking fast, and to keep the scene going, Kennedy spoke the quote intended for Film Class Guy #1, "Stay away from here, you bitch." See more »

Quotes

Officer Richards: [Pointing his gun at the killer in front of the car] Out of the car, you fucker.
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Soundtracks

Scream
Written by Master P
Performed by Master P featuring Silkk Tha Shocker (as Silkk the Shocker)
Produced by Craig B for Beats by the Pound
Courtesy of No Limit Records
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Incredibly surpassing sequel
24 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

After the Scream phenomenon, it was only natural that a sequel was in the works. While most slasher sequels tend to be a let down and not live up to their first by having a ridiculous premise or not having the needed characters, Scream 2 is entirely different. This sequel was excellent, and lived up to the first Scream perfectly, when I did not think it would on first viewing. I mean, I was expecting it to be good, but not as good as it was. It's premise was wonderful, and the characters are amazing, because it has all the characters, that aren't already victims, from the first and more that are just as fun. All in all, it was a joyous outcome.

Scream 2 is not afraid to kill off whoever it wants to, like the one before and after it, even though that one does not have as many fans as the first two. It has some new twists, and the execution style is just as professional and cunning as the first. It keeps you totally entertained and the performances are just as fun. While of course it is not as good as the original, it is pretty close, I must say, and that of course is an accomplishment in itself.

After the events of Woodsboro, California, Sidney and Randy soon realize that a killer is on the loose again, this time at the college they are attending in Ohio. Dewey arrives on the campus to once again protect Sidney, and she and Dewey have an unwelcome reunion with Gale. How pleasant, we have all our old friends back, and the cast pulls out all the stops with their characters like they did in the first. It's still gritty and bloody, and it's also loaded with lots of nice material matter. I do not understand why it is not as appreciated as it is, regarding the rating mostly. Scream fans and horror lovers were all pleased with this movie when it came out, so I have heard, and I was as well.


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