I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER
with Sarah Michelle Gellar as Helen Shivers

CAST

Sarah Michelle Gellar - Helen Shivers
Jennifer Love Hewitt - Julie James
Freddie Prinze Jr. - Ray Bronson
Anne Heche - Melissa 'Missy' Egan
Patti D'Arbanville - Mrs. Shivers
Ryan Phillippe - Barry William Cox
Johnny Galecki - Max Neurick
Bridgette Wilson - Elsa Shivers
Muse Watson - Benjamin Willis
Deborah Hobart - Mrs. James
Mary McMillan - Mrs. Cox
Rasool J'Han - Deb
Dan Albright - Sheriff
Stuart Greer - Officer David Caporizo
J. Don Ferguson - Emcee
Lynda Clark - Pageant Official
Shea Broom - Contestant #1
Jennifer Bland - Contestant #2
William Neely - Hank
Jonathan Quint- David Franklin Egan
Richard Dale Miller - Band Member
Mary Neva Huff - Band Member
David Lee Hartman - Band Member
John Bennes - Old Man
David F. Maxwell - Fisherman at Bait Stand



Director:     Jim Gillespie
Producers:     Stokley Chaffin, Eric Feig, Neil H. Moritz
Screenplay:     Kevin Williamson
(Based on the novel by Lois Duncan)
Co-starring:     Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr.
US Release Date:     17 October 1997
Length:     100 minutes
Genre:     Horror
Interesting Character Scale
(Jill Robinson=0 Buffy Summers=10}:
    two
Best scene for Gellar:     Gellar and Jennifer Love Hewitt go to visit a spooky Anne Heche.

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Gellar's character smokes a cigarette in this film.

Written by Lois Duncan. Helen and the gang are in danger one year after their car hits a stranger whose body they dump in the sea. An alternate ending was used as a teaser trailer for the sequel.

Lawrence Van Gelder reviewed the film for The New York Times. Here's a quote:

"I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER knows its way around the rules of the popular horror-film genre: the prefiguring ghost story around the campfire, the teen-age sex that insures murder, the spooky killer, plenty of steamy shower rooms and crab vats, pop-up bodies, references to other films and television and an ending that sets the gurney for as many sequels as the public can stomach."

Apparently Director Jim Gillespie had never actually been to North Carolina, where the film is supposed to take place. Some of it was filmed in North Carolina, but most of the film was shot in California. In the beginning we see the sun set over the ocean. Later, when the gang runs down their victim, they are driving through mountains. There are no mountains along the coast in North Carolina.

GALLERY

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I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER TRIVIA:

  1. Patti D'Arbanville is Mrs. Shivers (uncredited). D'Arbanville got her start with Andy Warhol's "Flesh" in 1968.
  2. I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER won the Saturn Award for Best Horror Film of 1997.
  3. Johnny Galecki (Max Neurick) is now Leonard Hofstadter in THE BIG BANG THEORY.
  4. The film played in 2,524 theatres in the US before being released on DVD. It grossed $72,586,134.
  5. The obit for David Egan gives the date of death as Wednesday July 5, 1997. In that year the 5th of July fell on a Saturday.
  6. Helen Shivers mentions Angela Lansbury and Jodie Foster.
  7. The sign on the Shivers family business has its apostrophe located incorrectly. It should be after the 's', not before. (see picture below)

The sign has the apostrophe in the wrong place