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Scream 2 (1997)

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Two years after the first series of murders, as Sydney acclimates to college life, someone donning the Ghostface costume begins a new string of killings.

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Wes Craven

Writers:

Kevin Williamson (characters), Kevin Williamson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jada Pinkett Smith ... Maureen (as Jada Pinkett)
Omar Epps ... Phil
Paulette Patterson Paulette Patterson ... Usher Giving Out Costumes
Rasila Schroeder Rasila Schroeder ... Screaming Girl Up Aisle
Heather Graham ... 'Stab' Casey
Roger Jackson ... The Voice (voice) (as Roger L. Jackson)
Peter Deming ... Popcorn Boy
Molly Gross Molly Gross ... Theater Girl #1
Rebecca McFarland ... Theater Girl #2
Neve Campbell ... Sidney Prescott
Elise Neal ... Hallie
Liev Schreiber ... Cotton Weary
Kevin Williamson ... Cotton's Interviewer
Sandy Heddings Sandy Heddings ... Girl in Dorm Hallway (as Sandy Heddings-Katulka)
Dave Allen Clark Dave Allen Clark ... Reporter Outside Theater
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Storyline

Two years after the events of Scream, Sidney Prescott and Randy are attending Windsor college. They are trying to get on with their lives...Until a new Ghostface killing spree begins. With the help of Dewey and Gale, Sidney must find out who's behind the murders. As the body count goes up, the list of suspects goes down.

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Genres:

Horror | Mystery

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scream Again See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,926,342, 14 December 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$101,363,301

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$172,363,301
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Sound Mix:

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Color:

Color (FotoKem)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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One of the extras leaked the script to the internet (one of the first major film leaks ever). As a result, the script was almost entirely re-written, with pages often being completed the day they were to be filmed. Security was tightened, with everyone required to sign non-disclosure agreements, and underwent many re-shoots. The script was reprinted on specialty paper to prevent photocopying, and was often destroyed after use. Additionally, Mickey (Timothy Olyphant) was killed by the two Ghostfaces in the original script. See more »

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(at around 1h 3 mins) When the killer talks to Randy on the phone, he mocks Randy about not being the leading man, to which Randy replies "Fuck You!" But when Gale and Dewey watch the killer's tape (at around 1h 18 mins), Randy says "Fuck You!" before the killer mocks him. See more »

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Joel: Look, granted, I should've read your book before I took this job, but I'm reading it now and, whoa! I just read what happened to your last camera man. The guy got gutted. Now I'm gonna do what any rational human being would do and that is to get the fuck outta here.
Gale: First of all, he wasn't gutted; I made that part up... his throat was slashed.
Joel: Gale, gutted, slashed, the guy ain't in the union no more.
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Red Right Hand
Written by Nick Cave (as Cave), Mick Harvey (as Harvey), Thomas Wydler (as Wydler)
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By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Flawles but yet enjoyable horror slasher sequel flick
18 February 2018 | by ivo-cobra8See all my reviews

Scream 2 is flawless but enjoyable sequel it is not better than the first one but much way better than part 4. Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson does return for this sequel but still I enjoy the third one much way more. The second sequel was good little different mixed with action and humor, but it wasn't that scary to me. It is really a step down from the first film. I have a lot of problems with this film.

The bad: The writer Kevin Williamson copied the first film why would they copy the first film? I don't get it. The film looks like the same as the first movie, first the name of the town was Windsor like in the first movie Woodsboro: Then the victims were killed whit the same names and surnames the same emo from the first killer. Than was a copy killer on the loose and than they were like two killers just one wants to get away, the other wants to get caught. Deputy Sheriff David Arquette as Dewey Riley did do nothing in this movie and he was useless in this film! He was complaining, yelling and did do nothing, he was slashed but yet again he survived, how did he survive? or why is he in this movie is yet beyond me. Kevin Williamson wrote his character dull and awful. Marco Beltrami copied and stole the theme music score from Hans Zimmer music score for Broken Arrow (1996) John Woo film. The humor I didn't like in here and I didn't like they were talking about Stab fictional movie in this film that was based on Scream film. Jada Pinkett Smith was in the beginning in this film and she was terrible. Most of the characters in this film are awful.

The good: I love the ghostface killer in this movie and he doesn't use so much scary movies questions like in the first movie, he simply kills fast his victims. I love Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott she was lovely, such a sole survivor, such a bad-ass even more sexy than in the first film. Her ass was sexy, man o man she was hot! I fall in love with her, I did enjoy her performance as Sidney. I enjoy Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers this time she had a different hair cut but she was still good in her performance as a nosy tabloid reporter. The most hero I enjoy in this movie is Liev Schreiber as Cotton Weary he is awesome!!! A true real hero he is excellent! I really did enjoy the plot twist and his character. Sarah Michelle Gellar as Casey "Cici" Cooper is in here she is really good and Timothy Olyphant as Mickey from Live Free or Die Hard is in here! The cast work really well.

8/10 It is a good slasher horror movie and a good sequel to the first one I still watch this films, I like this film and the trilogy. I like the song "She Said by Collective Soul excellent song. My third favorite film in the series but still a good one, doesn't deserve the hate.


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