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Scream 2 (1997)

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Two years after the first series of murders, as Sydney acclimates to college life, someone donning the Ghostface costume begins a new string of killings.

Director:

Wes Craven

Writers:

Kevin Williamson (characters), Kevin Williamson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jada Pinkett Smith ... Maureen (as Jada Pinkett)
Omar Epps ... Phil
Paulette Patterson ... Usher Giving Out Costumes
Rasila Schroeder Rasila Schroeder ... Screaming Girl Up Aisle
Heather Graham ... 'Stab' Casey
Roger Jackson ... The Voice (voice) (as Roger L. Jackson)
Peter Deming ... Popcorn Boy
Molly Gross Molly Gross ... Theater Girl #1
Rebecca McFarland ... Theater Girl #2
Neve Campbell ... Sidney Prescott
Elise Neal ... Hallie
Liev Schreiber ... Cotton Weary
Kevin Williamson ... Cotton's Interviewer
Sandy Heddings Sandy Heddings ... Girl in Dorm Hallway (as Sandy Heddings-Katulka)
Dave Allen Clark Dave Allen Clark ... Reporter Outside Theater
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Storyline

Two years after the events of Scream, Sidney Prescott and Randy are attending Windsor college. They are trying to get on with their lives...Until a new Ghostface killing spree begins. With the help of Dewey and Gale, Sidney must find out who's behind the murders. As the body count goes up, the list of suspects goes down.

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It's Showtime! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scream Again See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,926,342, 14 December 1997

Gross USA:

$101,363,301

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$172,363,301
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (FotoKem)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Eric Mabius, Natasha Gregson Wagner, and Paula Marshall all auditioned for roles. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 6 mins) When Sidney gets the instant message from the killer, in the library, the man next to her tells her to hit Alt-M. She punches a lot more than two buttons to bring up her instant message. See more »

Quotes

Theater Girl #1: [walking to Maureen's backside to stand behind her in popcorn line] That's it. I am not going back in there.
Theater Girl #2: Come on, you chickenshit. It's just a movie.
Theater Girl #1: No, it's not just a movie. It's a true story. All these kids got killed a couple years ago in California.
[Maureen gets her order]
Popcorn Boy: [background] Here's the popcorn.
Maureen Evans: [barely audible] Thanks.
Girl in theater lobby: [Maureen begins walking back with her food; 2 girls walk by] I was so scared, I almost had a heart attack!
Crazy costumed guy in lobby: Hah! Stab you, man!
[...]
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Soundtracks

Right Place Wrong Time
Written by Dr. John (as Mac Rebennack)
Performed by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Produced by Dan The Automator (as Dan the Automator)
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Pretty good sequel
13 December 2003 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

The funny thing with 'Scream 2' is that it's not as entertaining and good as 'Scream' but with bad movies like 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' and 'Urban Legend' it's kind of a relieve. Probably the difference here is that Wes Craven is a director who knows what he is doing.

Neve Campbell as Sidney, Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers, David Arquette as Deputy Dewey and Jamie Kennedy as Randy return for this sequel. New possible subjects or suspects are Cici (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Hallie (Elise Neal), Sidney's new boyfriend Derek (Jerry O'Connell), former suspect Cotton Weary (Liev Schreiber) who was in prison for a year, Mickey (Timothy Olyphant) and reporter Debbie Salt (Laurie Metcalf) who is a big fan of Gale.

The movie opens in a theater. The movie 'Stab' is showing for the first time and this movie is based on the book 'The Woodsboro Murders' by Gale Weathers. In 'Scream' Sidney predicted that Tori Spelling would probably play her if they would ever make a movie about those events and in 'Scream 2' we learn she was right. It is one of the many funny little things. Jada Pinkett Smith and Omar Epps are killed during the showing and of course the movie is blamed.

From here it is like 'Scream'. The guessing can begin. Again it is a lot of fun, again the movie knows that it must not get too serious, again I was entertained by what I saw. 'Scream' was original and therefore better, more entertaining and more surprising in the way the subject was handled. Still, with all the inside jokes and references this is a lot of fun and a lot better than almost every other movie in the genre.


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