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Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)

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A film school is the center of a fresh spate of killings based on urban legends.

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John Ottman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Morrison ... Amy Mayfield
Matthew Davis ... Travis Stark / Trevor Stark
Hart Bochner ... Professor Solomon
Loretta Devine ... Reese
Joey Lawrence ... Graham Manning (as Joseph Lawrence)
Anson Mount ... Toby
Eva Mendes ... Vanessa Valdeon
Jessica Cauffiel ... Sandra
Anthony Anderson ... Stan
Michael Bacall ... Dirk
Marco Hofschneider ... Simon
Derek Aasland Derek Aasland ... P.A. Kevin
Jacinda Barrett ... Lisa
Peter Millard Peter Millard ... Dr. Fain
Chas Lawther Chas Lawther ... Dean Patterson
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Storyline

Urban Legends: The Final Cut follows Amy Mayfield (Morrison), a student at Alpine University who struggles to complete her thesis film on urban legends - only to have her crew members fall prey to fatal 'accidents.' Suspicious, Amy investigates and discovers a much more sinister hand at work. Now she must unmask the killer before she, too, becomes an urban legend. Written by Mr. Greenshoes

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leyendas urbanas: Corte final See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,505,513, 24 September 2000

Gross USA:

$21,468,807

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,574,362
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The campus used during filming was Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. See more »

Goofs

When Lisa sits up in the bathtub, looks over and sees her killer, there are things scattered on the floor of the hallway. When she slips and runs to shut the door the floor is clean. See more »

Quotes

[Travis watches Lisa down her second cocktail]
Lisa: Come on. Drink up.
Travis: Don't you have a plane to catch?
Lisa: Wasted is the only way to fly.
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits roll, Professor Solomon is being pushed in a wheelchair by a nurse who happens to be the killer from the first movie! See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD edition of the movie has 7 deleted scenes:
  • One shows some characters (Amy, Vanessa, Sandra, Travis, Graham, Toby and Stan) discussing after being in the convention of the film school.
  • Other shows Amy writing the script of the movie (there's 2 parts)
  • Other shows Sandra saying "Goodbye" to Amy, minutes after finishing the first day of the shooting of Amy's film.
  • An "alternate"-expanded scene of Amy and Trevor talking about the killer's attack in the Tunnel Of Terror.
  • An alternate ending showing Amy and Trevor holding after wrapping the filming of Amy's movie.
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Connections

References Scream (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Dolphin's Cry
Written by Edward Kowalczyk
Performed by Live
Courtesy of Radioactive Records, J.V.
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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A cut above the first.
6 March 2009 | by Mr_CensoredSee all my reviews

"Urban Legends: Final Cut" is about as good or as bad as you'd expect it to be. A sequel to 1998's teen-slasher flick, "Urban Legend," your enjoyment of this film is hinged solely on how you view the original. Personally, I felt the first movie was kind of flat and dull. Some interesting elements, but overall, not the best of the late 90's slasher craze. Enter "Final Cut." This film, on the other hand, is a solid little slasher with a similar mindset to that of the 80's slasher era. It hardly has the smarmy, self-referential winks to the camera that it's peers in "Scream" and "I Know What You Did Last Summer" had and despite some flaws, is a fun way to burn a couple of hours.

Directed by John Ottman – who is primarily known for his work as a composer – and featuring a surprisingly extensive cast that includes Hart Bochner, Eva Mendes, Anthony Anderson and Joseph "Whoa!" Lawrence, this legend revolves around a film school where students are competing for a prestigious award. The Hitchcock award, to be exact. When innocent Amy Mayfield (Jennifer Morrison) decides to make a movie loosely based on the events of the first film, her crew finds themselves slowly being picked off one by one by a killer sporting perhaps some of the most ridiculous garbs yet: a fencing mask and a black rubber slicker. As in the first, he uses a few classic urban legends to accommodate his dirty deeds, but like most villains in sequels, he gets lazy and some of his kills are just straight-forward and messy.

Surprisingly grisly and gory (especially in the case of the first victim, who had no relevance to the rest of the film to begin with), "Final Cut" is more cheap fun than anything. Although Ottman puts on a good show, his references to Hitchcock himself hardly mean that there is any genuine suspense to be found here. Instead, like the movies it subtly pays homage to – such as "Friday The 13th" and "My Bloody Valentine" – this little sequel is simply a fun, down and dirty little romp that forgets it's a sequel and goes for the gusto. It's not an amazing film by any stretch of the imagination, but far less pretentious than other films of it's era, and certainly a mind-numbing good time for genre fans who aren't afraid to slum it a little bit with fare such as this. Fun to sit down with a beer and a pizza, nothing worth taking too seriously, and certainly better than the first flick.


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