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Scream 3 (2000)

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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Gale Weathers (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
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Storyline

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

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Obey The Rules Of The Trilogy... Or Die. See more »

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

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Box Office

Budget:

$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:

$161,830,000
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Trivia

It took $34.7 million in its opening weekend, the most any film had ever earned during the January-April period at the time, and the most Miramax had ever earned for any debuting film. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 30 mins) When Sidney is in the police station, she's on the phone with the killer on a cell phone. When the killer hangs up, you can hear a dial tone. You wouldn't be able to hear a dial tone on a cell phone. See more »

Quotes

Randy: Told ya I'd make a movie someday, huh?
Sidney: Oh my god.
Randy: Well, if you're watching this tape, it means as I feared. I did not survive these killings here at Windsor College. And that giving up my virginity to Karen Kolchec at the video store was probably not a good idea.
Dewey: Karen Kolchec?
Randy: Yes, Karen Kolchec.
Dewey: Creepy Karen?
Randy: Shut up. She's a sweet person, okay? We were working late. We were putting away some videos in the porno section and ya know, shit happens.
paul: [Knocking in background] Open the door Randy.
Randy: ...
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Connections

References 60 Minutes Wednesday (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Spiders
Written by Daron Malakian and Serj Tankian
Performed by System of a Down
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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