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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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If it were a game, would you play it? If it were a drug, would you be addicted? If it were a weapon, would you pull the trigger? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Kate Hudson almost dropped out of the cast completely to star in Almost Famous (2000). See more »

Goofs

When Jones comes rushing in to tell Derrick that Travis has a gun, she is completely dry, yet she was just out in the rain. 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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Soundtracks

From Your Mouth
Written by David Reilly and Jeff Turzo
Performed by God Lives Underwater
Courtesy of 1500 Records/A&M Records, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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This movie will show you why gossiping is bad.
3 July 2012 | by cengizeceSee all my reviews

Actually, I started watching this movie with my hopes down, ready to be bored to death and my only motive was that Norman Reedus being in it. Its IMDb rating of 5.6 is a HUGE understatement and is possibly preventing lots of people from watching it. The movie is quite interesting from the very beginning, and midway through it you start to feel as if you're in the college that the "rumor" has been spread around. The acting is outstanding and believable though the plot is a bit far-fetched, but it still is one of the best movies I've watched and in my opinion it deserves a nice big 8. If you like surprise endings and thrillers and you're having second thoughts about spending one and a half hours of your life on this movie, forget them and DO IT. Your time will not be wasted.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

21 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gossip 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

Gross USA:

$5,108,820

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,591,270
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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