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Jeepers Creepers (2001)

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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Waitress Beverly
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Cellblock Officer (as Steven Raulerson)
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Officer with Hole in Chest (as William Hasenzahl)
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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

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A nightmare cloaked in rags. See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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

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31 August 2001 (USA)  »

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Here Comes the Boogeyman  »

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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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Trivia

Victor Salva has always said the Creeper legend is complete fiction but the scene where Trish and Darry witness the Creeper dumping a body down a well by an abandoned church was inspired by the case of Dennis DePue, a former Michigan Property Assessor who murdered his wife and was seen by witnesses near an old school house with a bloody sheet. Two witnesses also recall DePue speeding past them in a van and eventually tailing them and riding their bumper for several miles. The case was also profiled on a 1990 episode of Unsolved Mysteries (1987). See more »

Goofs

(at around 3 mins) In the very beginning of the movie, when Darry first says the name 'Poli-Sci-Track-Team-Guy', and right before Trish tells him that her relationship is none of his business, Darry's facial expression changes quickly. When Darry says 'Poli-Sci-Track-Team-Guy', he is smiling. Then, it cuts to the side of Darry's face, and he is not smiling. See more »

Quotes

Trish: When was the last time you changed your socks?
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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 »

Connections

Spoofed in Stan Helsing (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Jeepers Creepers
Written by Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Performed by Paul Whiteman and his Swing Wing
Appears courtesy of Pavilion Records-Topaz Label
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User Reviews

A return to the creature features
5 November 2002 | by See 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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