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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.

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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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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

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The university that the students attend was also used as the setting for several other films including Urban Legend (1998) and The Skulls (2000). Coincidentally all three films starred Joshua Jackson. See more »

Goofs

During the fight between Beau and Derrick, Beau punches Derrick in the face, but James Marsden's head moves in reaction to the punch before it has even landed. 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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References Murder, She Wrote (1984) See more »

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Skullsplitter
Written by Daniel Lenz & Brent Daniels
Performed by Hednoize
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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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