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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gord Martineau ...
Kay Hawtrey ...
Library Attendant
Angela Vint ...
Bitchy Girl


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Urban Legends  »

Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$38,048,637 (USA) (15 January 1999)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »


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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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