I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

Director – Jim Gillespie

Starring – Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Freddie Prinze Jr, Johnny Galecki, Anne Heche, Bridgette Wilson,


What’s it all about? – Four schoolies kill someone, then a year later it comes back to bite them.

Notes & Scribbles

  • Based on book of the same name by Lois Duncan, apparently she hated the film.
  • Standard teen slasher film.  False accusations, mistrust, folk you think are dead that aren’t, virginity lost.
  • Some cover versions on the soundtrack – Summer Breeze by Type O Negative, Hey Bulldog by Toad The Wet Sprocket, Hush by Kula Shaker.
  • All in all I preferred the Scream films.
  • Two sequels, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer.
  • Other possible sequels – I Don’t Care What You Did Last Summer, Why Don’t You Do Something In Winter, Is This What You Did In Autumn and What’s The Point Of Doing Something In Spring. (Copyrighting all of these. Gold I tell ya, Gold!)

Absolute Power (1997)

Director – Clint Eastwood

Starring – Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Judy Davis, Scott Glenn, Dennis Haysbert, E.G. Marshall, Kenneth Welsh, Richard Jenkins, Mark Margolis, Alison Eastwood, Kimber Eastwood


What’s it all about? – So you’re robbing this big house and while you’re in the vault someone comes home.  You shut yourself in the vault and discover it has a two-way mirror so you can see what’s going on. You see a woman almost get raped and as she defends herself she gets shot and killed.  You can’t give yourself up, even though you recognise the guy who was going to rape the woman.  It ends up being you vs. the President!

Notes & Scribbles

  • Based on the novel by David Baldacci.
  • Really excellent supporting cast.
  • Linney plays Eastwood’s daughter, even though two of his daughters appear in the film.
  • I liked Clint’s beard disguise for his White House tour.