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Scary Movie (2000)

R | | Comedy | 7 July 2000 (USA)
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A year after disposing of the body of a man they accidentally killed, a group of dumb teenagers are stalked by a bumbling serial killer.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carmen Electra ... Drew
Dave Sheridan ... The Killer / Doofy
Frank B. Moore Frank B. Moore ... Not Drew's Boyfriend
Giacomo Baessato ... Trick or Treater #1
Kyle Graham Kyle Graham ... Trick or Treater #2
Leanne Santos Leanne Santos ... Trick or Treater #3
Mark McConchie Mark McConchie ... Drew's Dad
Karen Kruper ... Drew's Mom
Anna Faris ... Cindy
Jon Abrahams ... Bobby
Rick Ducommun ... Cindy's Dad
Regina Hall ... Brenda
Marlon Wayans ... Shorty
Shannon Elizabeth ... Buffy
Lloyd Berry ... Homeless Man
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Storyline

A group of teenagers including Cindy Campbell and Bobby Prinze, accidentally hit a man when driving, and dispose of the body, but now they are being stalked by a very recognisable masked killer. The victim count increases, whilst Cindy must survive the carnage that has she has seen in so many films before. Written by simon

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

No mercy. No shame. No sequel. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude sexual humor, language, drug use and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Know What You Did Last Halloween See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,346,669, 9 July 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$157,019,771

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$278,019,771
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| (Workprint Version)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The script for this movie is actually a combination of two scripts Dimension Films bought in 1998: "Last Summer I Screamed Because Halloween Fell On Friday The 13th" written by the Wayans brothers and Phil Beauman; and "Scream If You Know What I Did Last Halloween" by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. (The latter two are the "two of the six writers of Scary Movie" who went on to make Date Movie (2006), Epic Movie (2007), etc.) See more »

Goofs

(at around 35 mins) When the killer asks Cindy if she knows where he is, between shots the mobile phone changes hands and the hook is in his right hand. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Drew Decker: [answers a ringing phone] Hello.
The Killer: [on the other end] Wanna have a little fun?
Drew Decker: Who's this?
The Killer: Tell me your name and I'll tell you mine.
Drew Decker: I don't think so.
[farts]
The Killer: What's that noise?
Drew Decker: Oops, I farted. I didn't think you'd hear me.
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As the credits begin, Marlon Wayans speaks into the camera telling the audience of his plans to hold up a convenience store. See more »

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Everybody Wants You
Written by Billy Squier
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amusing parody
9 December 2000 | by Roland E. ZwickSee all my reviews

Like most movie parodies, `Scary Movie' starts out well then begins to head downhill as it exhausts the possibilities of its limited material. Certainly, few genres are as rife for self-satire as the teen slasher films that have proliferated in theatres ever since the early 1980's. Seeing, however, as even some of the earliest `Friday the 13th' and `Halloween' films seem like ancient history to today's core movie going public, `Scary Movie' draws upon more contemporary examples of the genre like `Scream' and `I Know What You Did Last Summer' as its source of inspiration. In its opening stretches, `Scary Movie' has a great deal of fun parodying the many ludicrous conventions that have long defined these films: the use of 30-year old actors to portray empty-headed, nubile adolescents; the heavy emphasis on teen sexuality and partial nudity; the inane actions of the killer's victims who seem to do everything possible to hurl themselves into dangerous situations; and the oh-so-predictable false scare (usually caused by a leaping cat) followed immediately by the inevitable killer's attack.

Directed by Keenan Ivory Wayans and boasting a screenplay concocted by no fewer than six (count ‘em SIX) writers, `Scary Movie' establishes a high speed rhythm and pace that the filmmakers manage to sustain through most of the film's 88-minute running time – though there is a noticeable tendency on the part of the film to lag in the last half hour. Part of the problem could be that, as with most films made up essentially of sound and sight gags haphazardly strung together, it is inevitable that some of the bits will succeed better than others and that, as the movie rolls along, the inspiration will run a little dry and the humor will become less spontaneous and more forced. Indeed, this type of movie genre parody has always worked best when applied in small doses on TV series like `Saturday Night Live,' `In Living Color' and even the `Carol Burnett Show.' Stretched out to full length, such concepts often suffer the curse of diminishing returns.

Occasionally, the screenplay edges so close to the limits of good taste that one may question whether or not the material is truly appropriate for the age group at which the movie is obviously targeted. The crudity is actually much more comically effective when it is merely hinted at than when it is so openly spelled out and displayed. But then subtlety is not exactly a strong suit of the straight horror movie genre either.

`Scary Movie' is, at least, blessed with a winning, game cast made up of appropriately post adolescent actors who understand well the mannerisms and speech patterns of the stereotypes they embody. The overall good-natured quality of the film and its fairly high laugh ratio of gems to clunkers make `Scary Movie' an imperfect but generally likeable popcorn entertainment.


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