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Gossip (2000)

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Three college students base their class project around gossip and how fast it spreads, which soon spirals out of control.

Director:

Davis Guggenheim

Writers:

Gregory Poirier (story), Gregory Poirier (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Marsden ... Derrick Webb
Lena Headey ... Cathy Jones
Norman Reedus ... Travis
Kate Hudson ... Naomi Preston
Eric Bogosian ... Professor Goodwin
Edward James Olmos ... Detective Curtis
Joshua Jackson ... Beau Edson
Sharon Lawrence ... Detective Kelly
Marisa Coughlan ... Sheila
Kwok-Wing Leung Kwok-Wing Leung ... Chinese Man
Mif ... Doorman
Poe Poe ... Female Singer
Vicky Lambert ... Club Dancer
Kenya Massey Kenya Massey ... Club Dancer
Noam Jenkins ... Bartender
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Storyline

On a beautiful college campus, something ugly is about to be spread around. A bit of gossip that was told is starting to take a frightening turn. Who could it have offended and how far will the person on the other side of the gossip handle the embarrassing situation. Written by Kyle <Kyleshivers@aol.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content including language, and for brief violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

21 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rumores See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,321,729, 23 April 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,108,820, 18 June 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,591,270
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Eric was the only person to be tried out for the part of Professor Goodwin. See more »

Goofs

When Derrick goes to the rooftop during a house search, his hair is already wet, although he hasn't been exposed to rain yet. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jones: I'm a girl with a problem. It's not like I don't know better. But I seem to have gotten myself involved a very tempting situation.
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Alternate Versions

Deleted Scenes on the DVD:
  • Travis films Jones talking about the last time she heard the rumor they started and how it has changed.
  • Travis paints over a picture of Beau on his collage while explaining what roles Travis, Derrick and Jones play in the twisted game they have created.
  • Derrick runs into Detective Curtis and tells him more lies before the detective asks Derrick about a picture of Naomi which was stolen from her room.
  • Derrick calls his parents and tries to ask them for help but they cruelly deny him. This scene was cut because the director didn't want the audience to have sympathy for Derrick. Originally director Davis Guggenheim's parents Marion and director Charles Guggenheim did the voices for Derrick's parents but unfortunately their voices can't be heard on the DVD version of this scene.
  • Alternate Ending: An extended version of the ending has Jones and Travis leaving Derrick alone in his loft when he is approached by a stranger who identifies himself as the man who arrested Derrick when he was in high school and he tells him that Naomi is now pressing charges using the video-tape of Derrick admitting that he raped her.
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Connections

References Murder, She Wrote (1984) See more »

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Our Lips are Sealed
Written by Jane Wiedlin & Terry Hall
Performed by Poe
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Simply not appreciated
8 January 2007 | by mjw2305See all my reviews

A vicious rumour is spreading like fire through the university, three journalism students planted the story, hoping to trace how it changes as it burns its path; but what goes around comes around.

With a young and talented cast, including James Marsden, Lena Heady, Norman Reedus and Kate Hudson; Gossip deserves more credit than it seems to have received.

The story is full of twists and is genuinely compelling to watch and easy to relate too; the direction is pretty stylish and achieves the necessary feel for the plot to play out, and the cast all contribute with solid performances.

It's either been overlooked or harshly criticised by far too many people, come on! It's a good thriller. 7/10


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