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
When Julie tells Helen about the note, there are a couple of shots of Elsa looking at them. Elsa is also said to have been in David Egan's class at school. In the book, Elsa is also a suspect. See more »
(at around 1h 17 mins) When Helen is running from the killer, when she approaches the front door of the store, the cameraman is reflected in the glass. See more »
[while visiting Missy a second time, they continue to discuss Missy's brother's suicide, as Missy is filleting fish]
I need to find your brother's friend, Billy Blue. I need to talk to him, thinking maybe you could look through this yearbook, that way-...
[a little impatient]
What's, what's this all about?
Well, it's too crazy to explain, but it has to do with your brother and last July 4th.
What about it?
What happened to your brother wasn't an accident, there's more to it than that.
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The TNT premiere cuts some language, blood, and shows Ben Willis' severed hand from a farther angle. See more »
I saw SCREAM and SCREAM 2 before I saw I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER. I think that I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER is a rip-off of SCREAM, but a rip-off that can be enjoyed. Plots are similar, but not identical. It also has the similar pretty-teenager-being-stabbed-to-death feel to it.
On graduation night, four friends Julie James (Jennifer Love Hewitt), Helen Shivers (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Barry Cox (Ryan Phillippe) and Ray Bronson (Freddie Prinze Jr.) go joyriding while drunk and accidentally run over and supposedly kill somebody in the street. While dumping the body in a bay, the body attacks Barry, then falls into the water. The four assume that he is dead, but the next summer they get notes saying "I know what you did last summer". The next thing you know, friends of the four are being murdered left and right and these four become the killer's next targets.
The plot is fair, but not especially interesting. I found the SCREAM plot to be much better. The acting and character development in SCREAM are better too. Jennifer Love Hewitt and Sarah Michelle Gellar both do excellent jobs. Freddie Prinze Jr. is the worst actor I've ever seen in my life, and Ryan Phillippe does a fair job. Ann Heche is very good in the part that she has.
The characters, aside from Hewitt, Gellar and Heche, are very thin and rather boring. The killer himself is pretty interesting and fairly cool. The ending of this movie bites. It's maybe worth a rent, but if you want to see a movie of this style I'd recommend URBAN LEGENDS or SCREAM.
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