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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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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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The Third and Final chapter in the trilogy that made you laugh, and made you Scream. See more »

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

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4 February 2000 (USA)  »

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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

The police officer's last name is Kincade. In Bride of Chucky (1998) the police chief, and Jade's foster father is also named Kincade. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 28 mins) When the killer calls Sidney while she is at the police station, the word, "Nokia" is visible on the bottom of the phone. In the next scene it disappears, and then reappears in a later scene. See more »

Quotes

[interrupting a moment between Dewey and Gale]
Jennifer Jolie: [shouting] What the fuck happened to you?
Dwight 'Dewey' Riley: Jennifer, wait a minute.
Jennifer Jolie: Who gave you a place to stay? Who are you supposed to be protecting?
Dwight 'Dewey' Riley: Jennifer.
[Jennifer slugs Dewey]
Gale Weathers: Hey!
[Gale slugs Jennifer]
Jennifer Jolie: My. Lawyer. Liked. That.
Gale Weathers: Not as much as I did.
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Connections

Featured in Welshy Reviews: Scream 3: Part 1 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Click Click
Written by David Arquette, Gabriel Cowan and Sam Music
Performed by Ear2000
Courtesy of Wind-Up Records
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Oh the irony of it all...
4 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

After surviving the second wave of ghostface killings, Sidney Prescott has retired to the mountains to live in peace and work as a phone call therapist. Sadly for her she is about to be dragged back into the nightmare because the production of Stab 3 is rocked by murder and the killer is leaving pictures of Sidney's dead mother at the crime scenes.

I have to admit that I once never gave this film much love, I loved the first two to such a degree that I felt this third and final instalment was way off being a fitting closure to what was at the time a trilogy. Yet as time has wore on I have really grown fond of the film, Parker Posey no longer annoys the hell out of me, the once jarring itch of watching the makers kill off a fave character of mine in the opening sequence is something I now view as a masterstroke, and the twisty ending that was once an irksome pest has moved on to be the perfect "trilogy" closure.

Scream 3 has its tongue firmly in its cheek, it's aware of its number and it's aware of its formulaic root, so in spite of treading familiar ground (I mean come on gang, have you not learnt nothing from your previous experiences), the returning characters still have our undivided attention. While the transporting of the story to Hollywood, with its movie within a movie structure, is fresh and adds a new dimension to proceedings. New additions to the scary fun are Patrick Dempsey, Emily Mortimer, Lance Henriksen and the afore mentioned Parker Posey, and all of them add greatly to the mysterious plot unfolding.

The death quotient is still high, and the Wes Craven school of whodunitry is well and truly open, and I personally feel that this one is easily the funniest film of the three, witness Jay & Silent Bob turning up, a Carrie Fisher sequence that once heard will never be forgotten, and a video appearance by passed on geek god Randy Meeks. Scream 3 closes the "trilogy" just fine, it's got bags of energy and a glint in its eye, now if only I could get a copy of the uncompleted Stab 3 off the internet - and if only there wasn't to be a part 4 further down the line... 7/10


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