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Urban Legend (1998)

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

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Storyline

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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,515,444, 27 September 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,072,438

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,455,157
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Trivia

Filmed at the same university as Killer Party (1986), another campus-set slasher. Incidentally, both films feature a costume party at a fraternity, characters being targeted by a masked killer, and an urban legend about murder at an abandoned dormitory. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie characters hair will go from dry to wet, to dry again. See more »

Quotes

Sasha: First let me just congratulate you on your choice of sexual activity because, sweetie, the world is not ready for you to reproduce. Second, did you know ingestion of bodily-fluids is a major safe-sex no-no?
Felicia: Really?
Sasha: Really. My suggestion is that you down a couple shots of Pepto, and next time get away from the volcano before it erupts.
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References The Hitcher (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

The End of Sugarman
from the film "Coffy"
Composed by Roy Ayers
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This was a great movie!!!
13 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

I liked this movie because I could see someone actually doing this.It starts off with them telling you an urban legend.As the movie goes on people start dying based on urban legends.There is a reason for this but you don't find out till much later.But watch who you trust you might be wrong...


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