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Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)

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A film school is the center of a fresh spate of killings based on urban legends.

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John Ottman

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Silvio Horta (characters), Paul Harris Boardman | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Morrison ... Amy Mayfield
Matthew Davis ... Travis Stark / Trevor Stark
Hart Bochner ... Professor Solomon
Loretta Devine ... Reese
Joey Lawrence ... Graham Manning (as Joseph Lawrence)
Anson Mount ... Toby
Eva Mendes ... Vanessa Valdeon
Jessica Cauffiel ... Sandra
Anthony Anderson ... Stan
Michael Bacall ... Dirk
Marco Hofschneider ... Simon
Derek Aasland Derek Aasland ... P.A. Kevin
Jacinda Barrett ... Lisa
Peter Millard Peter Millard ... Dr. Fain
Chas Lawther Chas Lawther ... Dean Patterson
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Storyline

Urban Legends: The Final Cut follows Amy Mayfield (Morrison), a student at Alpine University who struggles to complete her thesis film on urban legends - only to have her crew members fall prey to fatal 'accidents.' Suspicious, Amy investigates and discovers a much more sinister hand at work. Now she must unmask the killer before she, too, becomes an urban legend. Written by Mr. Greenshoes

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Urban Legend 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,505,513, 24 September 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,468,807, 19 November 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,105,555
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Anson Mount originally auditioned for the role of Travis/Trevor. See more »

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The cameraman is reflected in the window of Professor Solomon's office. See more »

Quotes

Reese: I know a good story. It's about a campus serial killer who murders eight people...
Amy Mayfield: Yeah, I heard that one. It supposedly happened at Pendleton. It's just an urban legend.
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As the end credits roll, Professor Solomon is being pushed in a wheelchair by a nurse who happens to be the killer from the first movie! See more »

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Too many scary filmmakers making scary movies that make fun of scary movies.
22 September 2000 | by jasonw-5See all my reviews

As a former film student the setting for the film had some appeal. Film students after the coveted Hitchcock Award strive to make the film that will secure them a spot in Hollywood, just like the honored alumni before them. Unfortunately the power of greed has someone taking out the competition.

It begins with an obvious film-within-a-film cliché to introduce us to all the principal characters/victims of the film. The cast, a slew of nobodies, lacks any true depth and continually stumbles through forced 21st dialogue. The only recognizable face, Joey Lawrence of Blossom fame, has matured in looks but not so much in talent. In fact, the most entertaining parts of the film are when the killer `urbanizes' his victims making the viewer happy to see them go.

The entire story is weak and too many standard horror movie conventions are tossed into the mix. Bumps in the dark, shadows in the background and masked characters that appear out of nowhere are tired repeats of films in our past. As expected, every character is given a reason to be the killer until the very next scene when they are exonerated because another character seems more deserving.

With many veiled references to Alfred Hitchcock's films, the filmmakers may have thought they were honoring the great director but in reality the idea is so poorly done that they only come across as cheap rip-offs. Stair climbing in a tower ala Vertigo and a weak wheelchair scene ala Rear Window are two that come to mind.

The whole scary movie genre was given life by Scream and now it ought to be put out of its misery with one swift swing of the ax.

2 1/2 out of 5


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