I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
|I Still Know What You Did Last Summer|
|Directed by||Danny Cannon|
|Produced by||William S. Beasley |
Neal H. Mortiz
|Written by||Screenplay: |
|Starring||Jennifer Love Hewitt |
Freddie Prinze, Jr.
|Music by||John Frizzell|
|Editing by||Peck Prior|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Release date(s)|| |
|Running time||100 minutes|
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer is a 1998 slasher film and a sequel to the 1997 film I Know What You Did Last Summer. Directed by Danny Cannon, the film was written by Trey Callaway, and features characters originally created in Lois Duncan's 1973 novel I Know What You Did Last Summer . Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Muse Watson reprise their roles, with Brandy, Mekhi Phifer, and Matthew Settle joining the cast. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer continues after the events of the first film.
Callaway's script was published in an edited "young adult" format, leaving in all descriptions of violence but omitting the harsher language. Filming took place in Mexico and California. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer was released to negative reviews, but was a box office success, grossing $84 million worldwide. On August 15, 2006, Columbia Pictures released I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer as a straight-to-video sequel to the film which features no returning cast members. The film was released on Blu-Ray on July 14, 2009.
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Julie James had just spent a harrowing summer running for her life and dealing with the brutal murders of Helen Shivers and Barry Cox, by a vengeful fisherman named Ben Willis. One year later, Julie has fled her hometown to attend college in Boston, and left the painful memories behind her. Karla Wilson (Brandy), Julies spunky friend and roommate, wins an all-expenses-paid Bahamas vacation for four on the Fourth of July weekend, if she can name the capital of Brazil. She answers "Rio", and is told that she is correct. Julie wants to invite her boyfriend Ray on the trip, but he declines. She's hurt by his refusal to visit him in Southport, where the murders took place the previous summer. Thus Julie, Karla, Tyrell, and their new friend Will Benson, head to the Bahamas. When they get there, they find that the other hotel guests are leaving because hurricane season has begun.
One night when the gang are enjoying their stay, they take to the karaoke machine. Julie sings along first and immediately stops when the words 'I STILL KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER' roll onto the screen. She is scared by this and runs to her hotel room. Soon, several murders occur at the resort, and Julie is forced to tell the others about her past. Suspicion falls on the voodoo-practicing porter Estes, who is trying to protect them. It is revealed that the vacation was arranged especially for Julie, and Karla didn't really win anything because she answered the Brazil question incorrectly. Estes leads them to a graveyard site where Ben Willis' family is buried, and there is one tombstone that has Julies name, and the years written on it in blood, with an open hole, where Ben plans to dump her body in after he kills her. It turns out that another person of the Willis' family is alive. Will Benson is in fact Ben Willis' son, (Benson = Ben's son) and he drags Julie away from the others after killing Estes, Tyrell and Nancy. Will takes Julie to his family's graveyard and introduces Julie to his father, Ben Willis. Julie didn't know Will was related to Ben Willis. The survivors attempt to hide in a small building, but this does not work as they are surrounded by a sea of dead bodies.
Ray arrives just as Ben catches up with Julie and Will. In the fight between Ray and Will, Ben accidentally stabs his son with his own hook. Then Ben Willis is shot with Ray's gun by Julie. He falls back into the empty grave and in the morning Ray and Julie are rescued.
Afterwards Ray and Julie are home, in their newly-purchased house. As Julie enters her bedroom and sits down on the bed, she looks troops around the house suspiciously. As she walks into her bedroom she notices the fisherman under her bed. Then he grabs Julie by the ankles and pulling her under her bed.
- Jennifer Love Hewitt as Julie James
- Freddie Prinze, Jr. as Ray Bronson
- Brandy as Karla Wilson
- Mekhi Phifer as Tyrell Martin
- Matthew Settle as Will Benson
- Jennifer Esposito as Nancy
- Muse Watson as Ben Willis
- Bill Cobbs as Estes
- Jeffrey Combs as Mr. Brooks
- Benjamin Brown as Darick the Dockhand
- Ellerine Harding as Olga
- John Hawkes as Dave
- Jack Black as Titus Telesco (uncredited)
The sequel made a gross $16.5 million at 2,443 theaters during its opening weekend. Unlike the original, the sequel opened at number two at the box office and dropped to number five only a week later. At the end of its fifteen week run, the film grossed $40,020,622 in the United States. It grossed $44 million internationally, bringing the total worldwide gross to $84 million.
The film received highly negative reviews, with an overall rating of 7% on Rotten Tomatoes with critics consensus being "Boring; predictable." It also has a 21 score on Metacritic compared to 52 for the original. The highest review score on Metacritic was 60 which came from Variety, who said "Purists will find the pic's obviousness disappointing, but there's no question that the film delivers a sufficient shock quotient to satisfy its youthful target audience".
|I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (Music From The Motion Picture)|
|Soundtrack album (Digital download)/Audio CD by Various|
|Released||November 17, 1998|
|Label||Warner Bros. Records|
- "Sugar Is Sweeter" (CJ Bolland; Danny Saber remix featuring Justin Warfield) – 4:57
- "How Do I Deal" (Jennifer Love Hewitt) – 3:23
- "Relax" (Deetah) – 3:51
- "Hey Now Now" (Swirl 360) – 4:37
- "Blue Monday" (Orgy) – 4:32
- "Polite" (Bijou Phillips) – 4:25
- "Try to Say Goodbye" (Jory Eve) – 3:35
- "Testimony" (Grant Lee Buffalo) – 3:59
- "(Do You) Wanna Ride" (Reel Tight) – 3:33
- "Getting Scared" (Imogen Heap) – 4:51
- "Górecki" (Lamb) – 6:22
- "Julie's Theme" (John Frizzell) – 2:52
The soundtrack was released on November 17, 1998 by Warner Bros. Records. On January 19, 1999, "How Do I Deal" was released a single, backed by Jory Eve's "Try to Say Goodbye". A music video for "How Do I Deal" was made available to music television networks.
- The song "Eden", by Belgian rock/pop group Hooverphonic, was also featured in the film, but did not appear on the final soundtrack. The song appeared early in the film, when Julie looked at the picture of Helen beside her bed.
 Stand-alone sequel
On August 22, 2006, a straight-to-DVD sequel titled I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer was released. The film is unrelated to the two previous films, and features no returning cast members. It was originally proposed to continue where I Still Know What You Did Last Summer left off. Instead, the film features an unrelated plot with a brief mention of the first two films.
- "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer". imdb. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
- I Still Know What You Did Last Summer at the Internet Movie Database
- I Still Know What You Did Last Summer at AllRovi
- I Still Know What You Did Last Summer at Box Office Mojo
- I Still Know What You Did Last Summer at Rotten Tomatoes