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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:

He's watching... He's waiting... He'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

In portraying the character of "the cat lady", Eileen Brennan wore cat-shaped slippers and the scarecrow that the old woman owned had a cat face. See more »

Goofs

Jonathan Breck's skin is visible around the Creeper's eyes (there is no eyeliner to match the monster's skin). See more »

Quotes

Trish: Christ, do you think they even have a phone?
Darry: I'm guessing no phones and a lot of guns.
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Crazy Credits

Will Hasenzahl is credited as 'Office with Hole in Chest', and not 'Officer with Hole in Chest' 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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Referenced in Bones: Harbingers in a Fountain (2009) See more »

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Where I'm Not
Written by Greg Hawks
Performed by Greg Hawks & The Tremblers
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By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Entertaining, but not all that
3 December 2002 | by KaterinaNVSee all my reviews

I found parts of this movie, mainly the beginning to be very promising. I really thought that it was going to be an 'on the edge of your seat' horror film and the opening had all the tension and weirdness that one needs to set that kind of atmosphere. But as the movie progressed, even though it never sunk to being bad or even mediocre (no Friday the 13th B.S. here), I think it became a little bit of a disappointment because it didn't live up to the promise that it made in the beginning. And although I like to let my mind fill in the blanks, there was a lot that went unexplained that made it so that I wasn't really satisfied by the time it finished. I didn't recognize the names of the actors or the director, and they were neither here nor there for me - that's not to say that I thought the performances were bad, they definitely were fitting and on the mark for the genre. It's just that they didn't really stick out for me.

All of the above being said, if the movie was on cable on a cold winter night, I'd probably relent and watch it again - it's certainly better than most in it's category, but would I recommend it as a 'great' film? No, probably not.


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