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Urban Legend (1998)

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A college student suspects a series of bizarre deaths are connected to certain urban legends.

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Urban Legend tells the story of a group of pretty college students at a remote New England university. The focus of the story is Natalie, a beautiful, academically-gifted student at the fictional Pendleton University. Natalie and her friends are all involved in the Folklore class being taught by Professor Wexler. Wexler regales his class with urban legends, which include Pendleton's own urban legend about a Psych professor who murdered six students at Stanley Hall 25 years ago. Natalie is the first one to suspect there's a killer on campus, especially after she has ties to all of the victims. No one, including her friends, Wexler, Dean Adams and security guard, of course, believes her until it's too late. Now she finds that she and her friends are part of the killer's ultimate urban legend. Written by K. Wilson [edited for spoilers]

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What You Don't Believe Can Kill You. See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for horror violence/gore, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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25 September 1998 (USA)  »

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Urban Legends  »

Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,515,444 (USA) (25 September 1998)

Gross:

$38,048,637 (USA) (15 January 1999)
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The movie's fictional location is Melbourne, New Hampshire. Melbourne is the name of the director's home city in Australia. See more »

Goofs

Blood congeals after half an hour exposed to oxygen; it is therefore impossible that the character's wrists would still be bleeding enough to soak through the white sheet that the coroner's men put on her in the morning. See more »

Quotes

Natalie: [after previously walking in on Tosh having sex] Hey Tosh, sorry about last night.
Tosh Guaneri: Yeah? Well, don't let it happen again.
Natalie: [notices a tub of Lithium on the floor] Here you dropped these.
[Tosh takes them and goes back to the internet. Natalie picks up the phone but it's dead as Tosh is online]
Natalie: Umm... Tosh; excuse me.
Tosh Guaneri: [angrily turns the computer out and puts out her cigarette] This is my phone-line too!
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Referenced in The Glass House (2001) See more »

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Written by Bernie Meisinger, Charlie Gigliotti
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I Like It!
10 May 2001 | by (London/England) – See all my reviews

Urban Legend is a great movie with a good twist at the end. It's different from all the other horror-genre movies around. The only thing that Urban Legend has in common with them is the fact that they are all not scary but still very good. Jamie Blanks is a great director who puts everything right in this movie and the cast especially Jared Leto, Alicia Witt and Rebecca Gayheart are all great. I give this movie a 10/10


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