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Scream 3 (2000)

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While Sidney and her friends visit the Hollywood set of Stab 3, the third film based on the Woodsboro murders, another Ghostface killer rises to terrorize them.

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Wes Craven

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Kevin Williamson (characters), Ehren Kruger
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liev Schreiber ... Cotton Weary
Beth Toussaint ... Female Caller (voice)
Roger Jackson ... The Voice (voice) (as Roger L. Jackson)
Kelly Rutherford ... Christine
Neve Campbell ... Sidney Prescott
Courteney Cox ... Gale Weathers (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Julie Janney ... Moderator
Richmond Arquette ... Student
Patrick Dempsey ... Mark Kincaid
Lynn McRee ... Maureen Prescott
Nancy O'Dell ... Female Reporter
Ken Taylor Ken Taylor ... Male Reporter
Scott Foley ... Roman Bridger
Roger Corman ... Studio Executive
Lance Henriksen ... John Milton
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Storyline

A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen. Written by mike

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There's just some secrets you can't reveal 'till the very end. See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghostface See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,713,342, 6 February 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$89,138,076, 18 June 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$161,830,000
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

(At around twenty-three minutes) A Special Make-up Effects man working with Tyson (Deon Richmond) on the set of "Stab 3" is named Stan (Erik Erath), a possible reference to legendary special make-up effects artist Stan Winston. See more »

Goofs

(at around 44 mins) In the "....whoever smells the gas" scene the killer has cut the power to the house, but the pool lights remain on and the fax machine works. An uninterruptible power supply (U.P.S.) is plainly visible next to the fax machine, which may be unusual, but certainly makes it possible for faxes to be received and printed. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer: Is he dead?
[as Gale looks at Roman's bloody body]
Gale: Really!
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Alternate Versions

The Showtime premiere uses the same sort of thing as "Scream," having a freeze frame for the more violent scenes. See more »

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References 60 Minutes Wednesday (1999) See more »

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Is This the End
Written by Mark Tremonti (as Tremonti) and Scott Stapp (as Stapp)
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The ultimate scream ...
5 September 2015 | by filipemanuelnetoSee all my reviews

Two years after the deaths of the second film, and during the filming of a new movie based on the life of Sidney Prescott (who lives at large under another name), a new wave of mysterious murders shakes the film crew and all suspects a new return of the masked psycho. Sidney, suspecting that the killings have some connection with the mysterious past of his deceased mother, decides to go to Hollywood and help the authorities to face the killer. Directed by Wes Craven, has a main cast equal to that of other films.

If the other films could be considered parodies, this film only has a few scenes that point in that direction. The whole film is a small crime thriller where the scary scenes don't scare enough to be a horror movie, but manage to put us in the expectation to follow the investigations and see who will be the next victim. This time, we didn't feel any sympathy for the killer because the main characters (Sidney, Dewey, Gale and even Detective Kincaid) evolved dramatically and now shown to be more mature, complex and able to reach the audience in a more effective manner. The only one with which we don't sympathize is Cotton Weary, a guy more interested in their own fame than anything else. The end of the film is remarkable, and it's surprising enough to make us wonder if it really existed, in real life, more cases similar to those of Maureen Prescott.


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