Scream 2

Trivia: Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez did the production a favor and directed the film-within-a-film "Stab" that we see portions of. When the movie is shown again in "Scream 4", they added in a title card that says "A Robert Rodriguez" film as a nod to him for filming the scenes.

Trivia: In Scream someone asks Sidney who would play her if they made a movie about her. She said "With my luck, probably Tori Spelling." Tori Spelling did play Sidney in Stab.

Trivia: If you watch right at the start you will see Sidney watching the TV in her dorm room when Cotton is talking on a show. Look at the interviewer he is talking to - it's the writer of Scream and Scream 2 Kevin Williamson.

Trivia: Near the beginning of the film when Sidney's roommate goes to the closet we see a red and green (well, blue-ish) striped sweater hanging on the closet door. This is the same style of sweater worn by Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street movies. Two of which were also directed by Wes Craven. Acknowledged also by producer Marianne Maddalena in the DVD commentary track.

Trivia: In one scene, Randy randomly switches to speaking with an English accent for about 30 seconds. Randy's actor Jamie Kennedy has since admitted that he has no clue why he did it... he just did it during one of the takes as a random goof, and was shocked that they kept it in the finished film.

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Trivia: Wes Craven has a cameo appearance as a doctor in the hospital.

Trivia: The guy who sells popcorn in the cinema to Jada Pinkett is the Director of Photography of Scream 2 and Scream 3 Peter Deming.

Trivia: Gail Weathers says that the nude pictures of her on the web were just her head and Jennifer Aniston's body. The script called for her to say Madonna's body, but Cox changed it as a joke on her friend.

Trivia: A cameo by Mathew Lillard, at the party at Delta Lambda Zeta house, he is at the back of the screen when Randy says "cocktail".

Trivia: The movie is riddled with side conversations about whether or not a sequel can be as good or better than the original. This is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the movie itself, since people believed that a sequel to "Scream" wouldn't be as funny or successful. However, most people didn't completely 'get' one line when the movie first came out. During the frat party, the second "Star Wars" film is mentioned in this argument, saying that it had better writing. The reply to that was, "Doesn't count; it was not a sequel, it was part of a trilogy." This was once again a reference to Scream 2, since it too was part of a pre-planned trilogy (when Kevin Williamson sent Scream to studios, he also sent along outline scripts for the next two movies).

Trivia: Chief Lewis Hartley (played by Lewis Arquette) is David's father and Courteney's future father in law. So it's a big family get together.

Dragon

Trivia: Courtney Cox Arquette also plays Monica in the hit TV series 'Friends'. Did anyone notice how two of the actors she stars along with in that series are mentioned in the film? These are Jenifer Aniston (who plays Rachel) and David Schwimmer (who plays Ross) Watch out for both of them.

Trivia: In the scene where Cici Cooper, the sober sister, is watching TV in the house she says to her friend on the phone that Sarah and Bailey broke up - obviously talking about a TV series. She must mean Bailey and Sarah from the series "Party of Five" where Neve Campbell plays a significant role.

Trivia: Joel walks away from Gale leaving the footage he shot. Since his van has been taken as evidence, he has a cab waiting. If you look at the cabbie, who is barely visible, you can see he is wearing a neck brace. That was an improv gag by the extra, who showed up with the brace supposedly as 'protection' against his throat being cut off. Wes Craven enjoyed the idea, much to producer Marianne Maddalena's dismay, but eventually it didn't lead to any extended screentime for the extra. (Anecdote from the DVD commentary). (01:14:05)

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Trivia: The script was a major hurdle during production. Because the studio wanted to protect the film's twist ending/killer reveal, most cast members weren't given the ending of the script until the day they filmed the twist ending/killer reveal scene. Part of the script was also leaked online, and thus those pages had to be rewritten on the fly so people wouldn't be able to guess the plot.

TedStixon

Trivia: While a majority of the music is composed by Marco Beltrami, Dewey's musical theme is actually a piece from the 1996 action movie "Broken Arrow." It was used as a temp-track while editing and was intended to be replaced... but everyone working on the film fell in love with it since it seemed to perfectly sum up Dewey. The studio ended up licensing the music for use. Famed composer Danny Elfman also assisted by composing a piece of music for the scene where Sidney is in a play.

TedStixon

Trivia: When Cici and her friend are talking on the phone about 'Party of Five',they are insulting the character of Sarah and commenting "That girl needs to get her shit together". These lines were written for Jennifer Love Hewitt, who plays Sarah Reeves and was originally supposed to play Cici, and weren't changed when Sarah Michelle Gellar was brought in instead.

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Trivia: The shoot happened to coincide with the shoot for season four of "Party of Five," which also starred Neve Campbell. Because she had to film both simultaneously, and both had day and night shoots, she was working seven days a week, and often didn't have time to sleep... she'd go from one shoot right to the next, then hopefully be able to sleep after that.

TedStixon

Trivia: During the theater play scene, one of the film technicians in charge of the fake smoke nearly got asphyxiated working with the dry-ice in the enclosed space of the orchestra pit as he lost the mask he needed to breathe. The incident caused a turmoil on set with everyone rushing to help him, and an ambulance was needed, but everyone ultimately was fine. Anecdote narrated by Wes Craven in the DVD commentary track.

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Visible crew/equipment: If you look really close in the background as the killer throws Cici off the balcony, you can see someone sitting in a tree, wearing black, with a camera. (00:33:35)

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Maureen: Can I...gimme some money. I need to get some popcorn.
Phil: You got money.
Maureen: I got my money. I asked for your money!
Phil: Cheap ass.

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Answer: It's when Dewey and Randy are talking about the movie Stab. Randy says to him "At least you get played by David Schwimmer, I get the guy who rode the stage coach through one episode of Dr Quinn".

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