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I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

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Four young friends bound by a tragic accident are reunited when they find themselves being stalked by a hook-wielding maniac in their small seaside town.

Director:

Jim Gillespie

Writers:

Lois Duncan (novel), Kevin Williamson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Love Hewitt ... Julie James
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Helen Shivers
Ryan Phillippe ... Barry Cox
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Ray Bronson
Muse Watson ... Benjamin Willis / Fisherman
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Elsa Shivers (as Bridgette Wilson)
Anne Heche ... Melissa Egan
Johnny Galecki ... Max
Stuart Greer ... Officer
J. Don Ferguson ... MC
Deborah Hobart ... Mrs. James
Mary McMillan ... Mrs. Cox
Rasool J'Han ... Deb
Dan Albright ... Sheriff
Lynda Clark Lynda Clark ... Pageant Official
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Storyline

After an accident on a winding road, four teens make the fatal mistake of dumping their victim's body into the sea. But exactly one year later, the dead man returns from his watery grave and he's looking for more than an apology. Written by Anonymous

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Not All Secrets Stay Buried. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Know What You Did Last Summer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,818,645, 19 October 1997

Gross USA:

$72,586,134

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$125,586,134
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The College student in the film's climax who in silhouette delivers Julie's party invitation whilst she is about to shower is her formerly introduced college friend Deb, who drove her back to Southport around the 4th of July 1997, in which the Fisherman attacked. See more »

Goofs

When the teens go to the dump the (supposedly) deceased man off the pier, he revives/regains consciousness and snatches Helen's crown. Despite knowing he's alive with strength to spare, they nonetheless drop him in the water and continually refer to him as "dead". See more »

Quotes

Julie: Helen, we killed a man and ruined the lives of everyone he knew.
Helen: I don't think we were that powerful Julie, you're giving us way to much credit.
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Alternate Versions

The TNT premiere cuts some language, blood, and shows Ben Willis' severed hand from a farther angle. See more »

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Referenced in General Hospital: Episode #1.12598 (2012) See more »

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Written by Charles A. Zimmerman (as Charles Zimmerman), Alfred Hart Miles (as Alfred Miles), George D. Lottman (as George Lottman) and Domenico Savino
Performed by The Band of the Grenadier Guards (as Band of The Grenadier Guards)
Courtesy of The Decca Record Company Limited / London Records, by arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Happy Birthday Sarah Michelle
14 April 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

I haven't seen a whole lot of teen slasher movies. In fact this may be the only one I have seen, and it is a fitting tribute of the genre for our birthday girl, Sarah Michelle Geller.

Writer Kevin Williamson follows up Scream with a serious example of just how effective these movies can be if they're well-written, directed and acted.

Sarah Michelle Geller (Buffy, TMNT) and Jenniver Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer) fit perfectly together and are supported by Ryan Phillippe (Crash, Breach, Flags of Our Fathers) and Freddie Prinze Jr. Why does that sentence sound naughty? If I had to watch one film of this type, I'm glad this was it.


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