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Scream 3 (2000)

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While Sidney and her friends visit the Hollywood set of Stab 3, the third film based on the Woodsboro murders, a new Ghostface begins to terrorize them once again.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Female Caller (voice)
The Voice (voice) (as Roger L. Jackson)
Gale Weathers (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Female Reporter
Ken Taylor ...
Male Reporter
Studio Executive


A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen. Written by mike

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


In order for Sidney Prescot to survive the future she must look to the past. See more »


Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

4 February 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ghostface  »


Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,713,342, 6 February 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$89,138,076, 18 June 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Alicia Silverstone and Ben Affleck were considered for roles. Silverstone was considered for Sarah Darling and Christine. See more »


When Sidney, Dewey and Gale meet Martha, Gale does not know who she is. However, earlier in the film, Dewey and Gale discuss how Gale lived with him in Woodsboro until after he recovered from the injuries he sustained at Windsor College. Therefore, Gale would no doubt have met Martha, a close friend of Dewey's, already. Martha even tells them: "We miss you in Woodsboro, guys." See more »


Sarah Darling: Has there been another goddamn re-write? How the fuck are we supposed to learn our lines when there's a new script every 15 minutes?
Phone Voice: It's not just a new script, it's a new movie.
Sarah Darling: What movie?
Phone Voice: My movie. And it's called: "Sarah gets skewered like a fucking pig"!
Phone Voice: Still in character, Sarah?
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Follows Scream 2 (1997) See more »


Written by Daron Malakian and Serj Tankian
Performed by System of a Down
Produced by Sylvia Massy
Courtesy of American
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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YOU! Like I'm ever going to win an award playing YOU!-Parker Posey in Scream 3
28 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Welcome back Neve, David and my personal favorite, Courteney, to one of the best horror series ever to hit the big screen. All three are back and are in top form. As a huge FRIENDS fan, it's always fun to see the non-Monica, Gale Weathers, and to see another side of Cox-Arquette's talent.

The finale in the Scream trilogy, and while perhaps not the scariest of the three, it is certainly the most funny. That is thanks largely to the brilliant casting of the satiric roles belonging to Parker Posey and Jenny McCarthy.

Parker Posey playing Courteney Cox Arquette's "Gale" in the movie Stab 3 within this movie, Scream 3, was a stroke of genius. For those not familiar with Posey's work I strongly recommend checking out "The House Of Yes."

Another welcome attribute to this third and final (?) chapter in the series is the way in which they tie up the loose ends and allow certain characters a sense of closure.

You definitely need to view these 3 in order, but it's all scary fun!

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