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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 ... 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

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Someone's got a hook to wield... See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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Trivia

Trailer narrated by Don LaFontaine. See more »

Goofs

(at around 45 mins) David Egan's obituary says he died on Wednesday July 5th 1997, but in 1997, July 5th was a Saturday. See more »

Quotes

Helen: Well Bob, at summer's end I plan on moving to New York where I'll pursue a career as a serious actress. It's my goal to entertain the world through artistic expression. Through art I shall serve my country.
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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 »

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Soundtracks

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Written by Dexter Holland (as B. Holland) and Kevin Wasserman (as K. Wasserman)
Performed by The Offspring
Courtesy of Columbia Records, by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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not shockingly original but still entertaining
14 February 2002 | by Special-K88See all my reviews

Four high school teens in a small coastal town celebrate their graduation before they go off to college, but the celebration is abruptly cut short when they accidentally hit a drifter along the road. Fearing the repercussions, they dispose of the evidence and make a vow to never speak of it again, but a year later they receive threatening messages and terrifying scares. Setup is familiar, plotting is routine, but good direction, solid performances, and a genuine sense of fear and suspense make this spine-chiller an above average addition to the teen horror genre. The script and film as a whole could benefit from some tightening, but there are enough high points to make it worth watching. **½


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