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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Julie James
... Helen Shivers
... Barry Cox
... Ray Bronson
... Benjamin Willis / Fisherman
... Elsa Shivers (as Bridgette Wilson)
... Melissa Egan
... Max
Stuart Greer ... Officer
J. Don Ferguson ... MC
Deborah Hobart ... Mrs. James
... Mrs. Cox
Rasool J'Han ... Deb
Dan Albright ... Sheriff
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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He's got a hook on them... See more »


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

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17 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sé lo que hicieron el verano pasado  »

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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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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

When the teens go to the dump the (supposedly) deceased man off the pier, he revives/regains consciousness and snatches Helen's crown. Despite knowing he's alive with strength to spare, they nonetheless drop him in the water and continually refer to him as "dead". See more »

Quotes

Barry: How do you know this is even related? You did a lot of things last summer.
Julie: Yeah, well, only one murder comes to mind.
Barry: You shut the hell up!
[looks behind to see if his mother is listening]
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Referenced in Family Guy: Stuck Together, Torn Apart (2002) See more »

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This Ain't The Summer Of Love
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Written by Albert Bouchard, Donald Lee Walker, and Murray Krugman
Performed by L7
Courtesy of Peermusic LTD (BMI)
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Happy Birthday Sarah Michelle
14 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

I haven't seen a whole lot of teen slasher movies. In fact this may be the only one I have seen, and it is a fitting tribute of the genre for our birthday girl, Sarah Michelle Geller.

Writer Kevin Williamson follows up Scream with a serious example of just how effective these movies can be if they're well-written, directed and acted.

Sarah Michelle Geller (Buffy, TMNT) and Jenniver Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer) fit perfectly together and are supported by Ryan Phillippe (Crash, Breach, Flags of Our Fathers) and Freddie Prinze Jr. Why does that sentence sound naughty? If I had to watch one film of this type, I'm glad this was it.


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