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Jeepers Creepers (2001)

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A brother and sister driving home through isolated countryside for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature which is in the midst of its ritualistic eating spree.

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Victor Salva

Writer:

Victor Salva
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gina Philips ... Trish
Justin Long ... Darry
Jonathan Breck ... The Creeper
Patricia Belcher ... Jezelle Gay Hartman
Brandon Smith ... Sergeant Davis Tubbs
Eileen Brennan ... The Cat Lady
Peggy Sheffield Peggy Sheffield ... Waitress Beverly
Jeffrey William Evans ... Manager
Patrick Cherry Patrick Cherry ... Binky
Jon Beshara Jon Beshara ... Trooper Gideon
Avis-Marie Barnes ... Trooper Weston
Steve Raulerson Steve Raulerson ... Cellblock Officer (as Steven Raulerson)
Tom Tarantini ... Roach
William Haze ... Officer with Hole in Chest (as William Hasenzahl)
Kim Kahana ... Camper Driver
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Storyline

On their way back home during the spring break, Darry and Patricia Jenner witness a mysterious person dumping something down a tunnel. Deciding to discover what was dumped down there, Darry discovers a huge disturbing hideout full of modified bodies. Darry and Patricia set off to get help, unaware that the individual is now aware of who has been down the tunnel. Darry and Patricia soon realizes that their pursuer is not just a mysterious person, but something even more horrifying, who has more in store than they could possibly imagine. Written by FilmFanUK

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They were alone in the middle of nowhere. It's watching. It's waiting. It's hungry. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror violence/gore, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Here Comes the Boogeyman See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,831,700, 2 September 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,904,175

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,217,789
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The "sexy forever" camper was a, 1999 Ford E-450 Four Winds Five Thousand. See more »

Goofs

(at around 34 mins) When Darry and Trish drive up to the diner, there are only a couple of vehicles in the parking lot. When they get inside the diner is completely full, 30-40 people. However, since it's a small town, they could have walked or car-pooled. See more »

Quotes

Jezelle Gay Hartman: Every 23rd Spring, for 23 days, it gets to... eat.
Darry: Eat?
Jezelle Gay Hartman: You know what it eats and don't you make me tell you!
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Crazy Credits

The Creeper's truck drives across the screen after the final credits roll -- he's still hungry and searching the back roads. See more »

Alternate Versions

Special Edition DVD contains a supplemental section featuring numerous scenes that were deleted or shortened. They include:
  • Slightly altered opening scene; also includes some additional dialogue in which the kids talk about their mother.
  • A longer sequence the Creeper eating the tongue (which was originally trimmed to avoid an "NC-17" rating).
  • The initial scene inside the church basement is slightly extended.
  • Longer sequence inside the car on the way to the diner.
  • Longer strip-a-cop sequence.
  • The scene where the Creeper attacks the kids in the road (after killing the Cat Lady) is slightly extended.
  • Longer phone call home.
  • Longer sequence of the Creeper entering the police station.
  • An alternate ending in which the final shot in the theatrical ending was more of a subtle insinuation that a graphic display of what happened.
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Connections

References House II: The Second Story (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Hush Hush Here Comes the Bogey Man
(actual title: Hush Hush Hush Here Comes the Bogey Man (uncredited))
Written by Lawton, Brown, Smith, Lang and Benson
(actual composers: Douglas Brownsmith (uncredited) and Tony Lowry (uncredited))
Performed by Henry Hall and his Orchestra
Arranged by Tony Lowry (uncredited)
Vocals by Gilbert Russell (as Val Rosing)
Appears courtesy of Pavilion Records Ltd.
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A return to the creature features
5 November 2002 | by skh1964See all my reviews

For all it's worth I thought that Jeepers Creepers was great. A lot of people have critisized this film and just did'nt like it. The only flaw in the film was the reason for them to return to the church where they saw the mysterious man. If that would have been anyone in their right mind they would have drivin as far away as posssable. I thought that Trish should have been knocked out to awaken only to find her brother gone. The only place for her to start looking would have been the church.Other than that the film was a blast. The creature was great and one of the scariest I've seen in a while. Very imagiantive and constantly asking what the hell IS THAT? As in any horror film it is ment to be entertaining. If you watched the whole thing without hitting the eject button then you must have had some intrest in it. Victor has brought back a return to the old style creature feature films that I loved in the day and hope to see him make some more in the future.


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