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Scream 3 (2000)

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While Sidney and her friends visit the Hollywood set of Stab 3, the third film based on the Woodsboro murders, another Ghostface killer rises to terrorize them.

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Wes Craven

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Kevin Williamson (characters), Ehren Kruger
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liev Schreiber ... Cotton Weary
Beth Toussaint ... Female Caller (voice)
Roger Jackson ... The Voice (voice) (as Roger L. Jackson)
Kelly Rutherford ... Christine
Neve Campbell ... Sidney Prescott
Courteney Cox ... Gale Weathers (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Julie Janney ... Moderator
Richmond Arquette ... Student
Patrick Dempsey ... Mark Kincaid
Lynn McRee ... Maureen Prescott
Nancy O'Dell ... Female Reporter
Ken Taylor Ken Taylor ... Male Reporter
Scott Foley ... Roman Bridger
Roger Corman ... Studio Executive
Lance Henriksen ... John Milton
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Storyline

A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen. Written by mike

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The final Scream is going to be the loudest! See more »

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Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghostface See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,713,342, 6 February 2000

Gross USA:

$89,143,175

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$161,834,276
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Miramax was so concerned about protecting the movie's plot secrets that no journalists were allowed to see the finished film until two days before it opened. See more »

Goofs

(at around 57 mins) When Jennifer uses her card to gain access to the Sunrise Studio Archives she clearly swipes her card the wrong way. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer: Jeez!
Gale: What the hell are you doing?
Jennifer: Being Gale Weathers! What are you doing?
Gale: I *am* Gale Weathers!
Jennifer: Here's how I see it. I've got no house, no bodyguard, no movie and I'm being stalked. Because someone wants to kill me? No, because someone wants to kill you. So, now, starting now, I go where you go. So that if someone wants to kill me, I'll be with you and since they really wanna kill you, they won't kill me, they'll kill you, make sense?
Gale: [shouts] None!
Jennifer: You know in the movies, I play you as being ...
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Alternate Versions

A scene between Sidney (Neve Campbell) and Tyson (Deon Richmond) was cut out of the film for pacing. It reportedly involved the two talking about the similarities between an "I Know What You Did Last Summer"-ish flick Tyson was describing out of the pages of the Hollywood Reporter to Stab III. See more »

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Referenced in School Killer (2001) See more »

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Red Right Hand 2
Written by Nick Cave (as Cave), Mick Harvey (as Harvey), Thomas Wydler (as Wydler)
Performed by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Strings Conducted and Arranged by Barry Adamson
Courtesy of Mute Records Ltd. U.K.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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The ultimate scream ...
5 September 2015 | by filipemanuelnetoSee all my reviews

Two years after the deaths of the second film, and during the filming of a new movie based on the life of Sidney Prescott (who lives at large under another name), a new wave of mysterious murders shakes the film crew and all suspects a new return of the masked psycho. Sidney, suspecting that the killings have some connection with the mysterious past of his deceased mother, decides to go to Hollywood and help the authorities to face the killer. Directed by Wes Craven, has a main cast equal to that of other films.

If the other films could be considered parodies, this film only has a few scenes that point in that direction. The whole film is a small crime thriller where the scary scenes don't scare enough to be a horror movie, but manage to put us in the expectation to follow the investigations and see who will be the next victim. This time, we didn't feel any sympathy for the killer because the main characters (Sidney, Dewey, Gale and even Detective Kincaid) evolved dramatically and now shown to be more mature, complex and able to reach the audience in a more effective manner. The only one with which we don't sympathize is Cotton Weary, a guy more interested in their own fame than anything else. The end of the film is remarkable, and it's surprising enough to make us wonder if it really existed, in real life, more cases similar to those of Maureen Prescott.


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