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|Directed by:||Wes Craven|
|Written by:||Kevin Williamson|
|Produced by:||Kevin Williamson; Cary Granat; Richard Potter; Andrew Rona; Cathy Konrad; Marianne Maddalena|
|Music by:||Marco Beltrami|
|Edited by:||Patrick Lussier|
|Distributed by:||Miramax Films|
|Released:||December 12th, 1997|
|Running time:||120 min.|
|Next:||Scream 3 (2000)|
Scream 2 is an American horror film of the slasher subgenre. It is the first sequel to the 1996 film Scream. The movie was directed by Wes Craven with a script written by Kevin Williamson. It was produced by Miramax Films, Dimension Films and Craven-Maddalena Films and released theatrically in the United States on December 12th, 1997. As with the first film, Scream 2 is a dark comedy, presenting a satirical look at films of the slasher genre, with emphasis on film sequels. Notable surviving cast members from the first film reprise their roles for the sequel including Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott, David Arquette as Dewey Riley, Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers, Jamie Kennedy as Randy Meeks and Liev Schreiber as Cotton Weary.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Cast[edit | edit source]
|Jada Pinkett||Maureen Evans|
|Omar Epps||Phil Stevens|
|Paulette Patterson||Usher giving out costumes|
|Rasila Schroeder||Screaming girl in aisle|
|Heather Graham||Stab Casey|
|Roger L. Jackson||The Voice|
|Peter Deming||Popcorn boy|
|Molly Gross||Theater girl #1|
|Rebecca McFarland||Theater girl #2|
|Neve Campbell||Sidney Prescott|
|Elise Neal||Hallie McDaniel|
|Liev Schreiber||Cotton Weary|
|Kevin Williamson||Cotton's interviewer|
|Sandy Heddings-Katulka||Girl in dorm hallway|
|Dave Allen Clark||Reporter outside theater|
|Joe Washington||Reporter #1|
|Angie Dillard||Reporter #2|
|John Patrick||Reporter #3|
|Craig Schoemaker||Artsy teacher|
|Sarah Michelle Gellar||Cici Cooper|
|Josh Jackson||Film class guy #1|
|Walter Franks||Film class guy #2|
|Timothy Olyphant||Mickey Altieri|
|Nina Petronzio||Film class mopey girl|
|Jamie Kennedy||Randy Meeks|
|Jerry O'Connell||Derek Feldman|
|Courteney Cox||Gale Weathers|
|Duane Martin||Joel Jones|
|Laurie Metcalf||Debbie Salt|
|Stephanie Belt||Reporter #4|
|Richard Doughty||Reporter #5|
|Lewis Arquette||Chief Hartley|
|Rebecca Gayheart||Sorority Sister Lois|
|Portia de Rossi||Sorority Sister Murphy|
|David Arquette||Dewey Riley|
|Cornelia Kiss||Coroner at Cici's house|
|Lucy Lin||ER doctor|
|Philip Pavel||Officer Andrews|
|Timothy T. Hillman||Captain Down|
|Nancy O'Dell||Tori's interviewer|
|Luke Wilson||Stab Billy|
|David Warner||Gus Gold|
|Adam Shankman||Ghost dancer|
|Jon Kristien Andersson||Dancer|
|Carmen M. Chavez||Dancer|
|Sarah Christine Smith||Dancer|
|Ryan Lee Swanson||Dancer|
|Jack Baun||Tackled cell phoner|
|Chris Doyle||Officer Richards|
|Mark Oliver||Reporter #6|
|Jason Horgan||Fraternity brother #1|
|D.K. Arredondo||Fraternity brother #2|
|John Embry||Fraternity brother #3|
|Jennifer Weston||Reporter #7|
|Shelly Benedict||Reporter #8|
|Selma Blair||Cici's friend on phone|
|Carrie Collins||College student|
|Gwenne Hudson||Sorority sister|
|Rodney L. James||Photographer|
|Matthew Lillard||Guy at party|
|Corey Mendell Parker||Library guy|
|Jason Trost||Audience member|
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Production on Scream 2 began on June 16th, 1997. Principal photography concluded on August 28th, 1997.
- This is the first film work for actress Paulette Patterson.
- Actress Courteney Cox was married to fellow Scream co-star David Arquette from June 12th, 1999 to May 28th, 2013.
- Courteney Cox is the former daughter-in-law of Lewis Arquette who appeared with her in Scream 2 in the role of Chief Hartley.
Home Video[edit | edit source]
- Scream 2 was first released on home video in VHS format by Buena Vista Home Entertainment on December 1st, 1998.
- It was re-released on August 7th, 2001 where it was branded under the "Dimension Collector's Series" banner.
- The Deluxe Collector's Series version of the film was released by Miramax Films and Lions Gate Entertainment on April 26th, 2011.
- The movie is included in the Ultimate Scream Collection, which also includes Scream and Scream 3, which was released on December 26th, 2000. At the time of its release, there were no plans to continue the film series.
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