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Urban Legend (1998)

A college student suspects a series of bizarre deaths are connected to certain urban legends.

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Storyline

Urban Legend tells the story of a group of pretty college students at a remote New England university. The focus of the story is Natalie, a beautiful, academically-gifted student at the fictional Pendleton University. Natalie and her friends are all involved in the Folklore class being taught by Professor Wexler. Wexler regales his class with urban legends, which include Pendleton's own urban legend about a Psych professor who murdered six students at Stanley Hall 25 years ago. Natalie is the first one to suspect there's a killer on campus, especially after she has ties to all of the victims. No one, including her friends, Wexler, Dean Adams and security guard, of course, believes her until it's too late. Now she finds that she and her friends are part of the killer's ultimate urban legend. Written by K. Wilson [edited for spoilers]

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Never Talk To Strangers, Never Answer The Phone, Never Flash Your Lights, Never Leave The Car, And Always Believe, What You're Told See more »

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Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence/gore, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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25 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Urban Legends  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,515,444, 27 September 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,072,438

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,455,157
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Trivia

Apparently, according to the license plate on the front of the Dean's car, the Dean lives in Maine. See more »

Goofs

After the killer falls through the window at the end of the film, Natalie and Paul are seen immediately driving away. However, if they had truly just unmasked a serial killer, they would be taken to a police station in order to provide witness statements. In addition to this, no-one seems to acknowledge that the killer has fled the scene after falling out the window. See more »

Quotes

[to Natalie, Brenda, Paul, and Sasha]
Parker: Don't you guys get it? Come on, it's just like that urban legend.
Natalie: What are you talking about?
Parker: You know the story, A boy and a girl, parked out in the woods, making out...
Brenda: [to Natalie] You made out with him?
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Performed by Adam Hamilton
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Better than I expected
13 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

I am so not into scary movies. The twists and turns of the story line were edge of the seat watchable. The ending was the best. I recommend this to intelligent movie goers. The murderer is not who you expected it be. As most thrillers, go. Why give up who the "bad guy" really is? The first true scary movie for me was Halloween when I was 13 years old. This one is no Halloween, but it was able to make me jump at the right times. We all know about those Urban Legends, but do we really believe them? Enjoy this movie, don't pick it apart.


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