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I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

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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.

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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 Stuart Greer ... Officer
J. Don Ferguson J. Don Ferguson ... MC
Deborah Hobart Deborah Hobart ... Mrs. James
Mary McMillan ... Mrs. Cox
Rasool J'Han Rasool J'Han ... Deb
Dan Albright 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He's got a hook on them... See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sé lo que hicieron el verano pasado See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,818,645, 19 October 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$72,586,134

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$125,586,134
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The remaining scenes were filmed primarily around the town of Southport, North Carolina. Specific sites included the Amuzu Theater, where the beauty pageant is held, the Old Yacht Basin and Southport Fish Company. Julie's house is on Short Street just north of Southport Marina. The daytime sequences shot on the marina show multiple vessels traversing the water; though real vessels, the boat traffic was orchestrated by a marine traffic coordinator to make the waterway appear lively. The Shivers Department Store setting in the film was discovered on location in Southport by director Gillespie, who was so impressed by the location that he reworked elements of the script in order to incorporate it into the film; it eventually became the primary setting for Helen's extended chase sequence with the killer. The exterior sequences of Julie's Boston college campus were in fact shot at Duke University, while the hospital sequence was filmed at Southport's Dosher Memorial Hospital in an unused wing of the hospital. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 30 mins) When Julie is in the room filled with ice, it jiggles when she moves it (it was made of gelatin). See more »

Quotes

Ray: What can I do for you Max?
Max: You can wipe that my-shit-don't-stink grin off your face.
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Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was slightly cut to avoid a "Not under 18" rating. The uncut version has been released on VHS/DVD/Blu-ray. See more »

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Written by Ultra Naté, Lem Springsteen and John Ciafone
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An average slasher flick featuring the superstars of high school
19 June 2005 | by Martin_ChirianoSee all my reviews

What can I say? The movies I can relate to & remind me of my youth have been horror movies like I Know What You Did Last Summer.

Barry is the guy you want to be, Ray is the guy you feel like & the girls remind you of the prettiest girls from school.

Although this movie at times makes little sense something about it feels like magic to me. It could be the superstar cast, it could be the age I was when I first saw it, it could be Kevin Williamson's fairy dust (most likely it's all of these things).

Overall for *most* people this will be an average movie. There isn't much suspense or great death scenes which are key for a good horror movie. For people who are looking for a good teen slasher movie (and David Arquette running around) I suggest you check out the underrated Scream (1).


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