Four young friends bound by a tragic accident are reunited when they find themselves being stalked by a hook-wielding maniac in their small seaside town.

Director:

Jim Gillespie

Writers:

Lois Duncan (novel), Kevin Williamson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Love Hewitt ... Julie James
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Helen Shivers
Ryan Phillippe ... Barry Cox
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Ray Bronson
Muse Watson ... Benjamin Willis / Fisherman
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Elsa Shivers (as Bridgette Wilson)
Anne Heche ... Melissa Egan
Johnny Galecki ... Max
Stuart Greer ... Officer
J. Don Ferguson ... MC
Deborah Hobart ... Mrs. James
Mary McMillan ... Mrs. Cox
Rasool J'Han ... Deb
Dan Albright ... Sheriff
Lynda Clark Lynda Clark ... Pageant Official
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Storyline

After an accident on a winding road, four teens make the fatal mistake of dumping their victim's body into the sea. But exactly one year later, the dead man returns from his watery grave and he's looking for more than an apology. Written by Anonymous

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Not All Secrets Stay Buried. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The original trailer for the movie described Kevin Williamson and the movie as "from the creator of Scream (1996)". Miramax, owners of the "Scream" franchise successfully sued Columbia Pictures for "false advertising" and the phrase was removed. See more »

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(at around 1h 30 mins) Near the end of the movie, in the final confrontation, Ray (Freddie Prinze Jr.) is knocked off the fishing trawler. He manages to snag the net, climb back on board the boat. He is completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Ben Willis: You in some kind of trouble child?
Julie: Yes, yeah I'm in a lot of trouble.
Ben Willis: That's a shame, being that it's the 4th of July and all. Kids like you should be out having fun. Drinking, partying, running people over, getting away with murder... things like that.
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Alternate Versions

The TNT premiere cuts some language, blood, and shows Ben Willis' severed hand from a farther angle. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Zip & Zap: I Know What You Copied Last Summer (2003) See more »

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You're a Grand Old Flag
Written by George M. Cohan
Performed by the North Brunswick High School Band
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Decent
11 October 2018 | by servicegeeSee all my reviews

I think this slasher flick isn't SCREAM in terms of scare factor, but I found it reasonably compelling to watch. A lot of the flaws about pacing and lack of shock value have already been covered here.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Know What You Did Last Summer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,818,645, 19 October 1997

Gross USA:

$72,586,134

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$125,586,134
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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