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Urban Legend (1998)

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A college student suspects a series of bizarre deaths are connected to certain urban legends.

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Jamie Blanks

Writer:

Silvio Horta
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Leto ... Paul Gardener
Alicia Witt ... Natalie Simon
Rebecca Gayheart ... Brenda Bates
Michael Rosenbaum ... Parker Riley
Loretta Devine ... Reese Wilson
Joshua Jackson ... Damon Brooks
Tara Reid ... Sasha Thomas
John Neville ... Dean Adams
Julian Richings ... Weird Janitor
Robert Englund ... Professor William Wexler
Danielle Harris ... Tosh Guaneri
Natasha Gregson Wagner ... Michelle Mancini
Gord Martineau Gord Martineau ... David McAree
Kay Hawtrey ... Library Attendant
Angela Vint Angela Vint ... Bitchy Girl
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Storyline

Urban Legend tells the story of a group of pretty college students at a remote New England university. The focus of the story is Natalie, a beautiful, academically-gifted student at the fictional Pendleton University. Natalie and her friends are all involved in the Folklore class being taught by Professor Wexler. Wexler regales his class with urban legends, which include Pendleton's own urban legend about a Psych professor who murdered six students at Stanley Hall 25 years ago. Natalie is the first one to suspect there's a killer on campus, especially after she has ties to all of the victims. No one, including her friends, Wexler, Dean Adams and security guard, of course, believes her until it's too late. Now she finds that she and her friends are part of the killer's ultimate urban legend. Written by K. Wilson [edited for spoilers]

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Taglines:

At Pendelton Univ., Urban Legends are coming true! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence/gore, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Urban Legends See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,515,444, 27 September 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,072,438

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,455,157
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Julian Richings who plays the "Weird Janitor" later had a recurring role as "Death" on "Supernatural" (2005). The first season of which was mostly based on urban legends. See more »

Goofs

There is not only no way that Natalie's roommate could have written such a lengthy note without collapsing from blood loss, but also no way that anyone would have assumed that 'no foul play' had taken place; additionally, a security guard from the school would not be sufficient to make that sort of pronouncement in any case, and actual police investigators would be involved in the case of any such violent death. Natalie even mentions the message, which would seem to showcase a tremendous oversight in writing. See more »

Quotes

Reese Wilson: Hello?
College student: [through the speakers] I'm not stuck, he is. I'm not stuck he, is. I'm not stuck, he is.
Reese Wilson: [Reese enters the room and sees Sasha's dead body] Ahhh! Oh, no. Ohhh!
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Connections

Referenced in Las Vegas: Urban Legends (2006) See more »

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Crop Circle
Written by David Wyndorf
Performed by Monster Magnet
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I Like It!
10 May 2001 | by famousgir1See all my reviews

Urban Legend is a great movie with a good twist at the end. It's different from all the other horror-genre movies around. The only thing that Urban Legend has in common with them is the fact that they are all not scary but still very good. Jamie Blanks is a great director who puts everything right in this movie and the cast especially Jared Leto, Alicia Witt and Rebecca Gayheart are all great. I give this movie a 10/10


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