Scream 3

Character: Gale Weathers

Directed by: Wes Craven

Written by: Kevin Williamson, Ehren Kruger

Cast Members: Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Foley, Liev Schreiber

Release date: February 4, 2000

Genre: Horror, Mystery

Duration: 1h 56m

While Sidney and her friends visit the Hollywood set of Stab 3, the third film based on the Woodsboro murders, another Ghostface killer rises to terrorize them.


  • The Third and Final chapter in the trilogy that made you laugh, and made you Scream.
  • The millennium starts screaming.
  • The Millennium Starts With Scream
  • The New Millenium Begins in Panic
  • In order for Sidney Prescot to survive the future she must look to the past.
  • Rules of a trilogy: Chapter one sets the rules. Chapter two bends the rules. But in the finale…forget the rules.
  • Someone has taken their love of trilogies one step too far.
  • The most terrifying scream is always the last.
  • Welcome to the final act.
  • The best Scream is always the last one. Just hope the last one isn’t your own.
  • There’s just some secrets you can’t reveal ’till the very end.
  • Scream 3: The scare of the millennium!
  • The last Scream is always the scariest.
  • Obey The Rules Of The Trilogy… Or Die.

Filming Locations:
1336 Harper Avenue, West Hollywood, California, USA
CBS Studio Center – 4024 Radford Avenue, Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA
Canfield-Moreno Estate – 1923 Micheltorena Street, Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California, USA
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Replay Cafe – 8607 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, California, USA\

Memorable Quotes

Jennifer: Gale Weathers!
Gale: [says quietly] Shit.
Jennifer: I know we’ve never met… and I know you never returned my phone call, but after getting into this project, I feel like I’m in your mind.
Gale: Hmm, that would explain my constant headaches.
Jennifer: You know, I’m sorry things didn’t work for 60 minutes II, but Total Entertainment, that’s a pretty good fallback.
Gale:Thank you. I’m sorry things didn’t work out with Brad Pitt, but being single, that’s a good fallback.
Jennifer: Gives me more time for my work. After all, Gale Weathers, you’re such a complex character.
Gale: And to be played by an actress with such depth and range…

Dewey: Surprise. Surprise. Someone dies and Gale comes running.

[Jennifer is studying Gale in order to play her character]
Jennifer: The ruthless ambition, your private self-loathing, and that lost and lonely little girl inside.
Gale: Lost and lonely what?
Jennifer: You heard me.
Gale: Lost and lonely what?

Gale: I did write the definitive book on the Woodsboro Murders.
Dewey: And I’m sure you just can’t wait to write another one.

Dewey: The killer called her.
Mark: When?
Gale: What’d he say?
Sidney: Oh you know the usual small talk. “What’s new?” “How you been?” “How do you wanna die?”

Gale Weathers: Hey, are you…?
Bianca Burnette: No.
Jennifer Jolie: But you look just…
Bianca Burnette: …like her? I’ve been hearing it all my life.
Jennifer Jolie: It’s uncanny.
Bianca Burnette: I was up for Princess Leia. I was this close. So, who gets it? The one who sleeps with George Lucas.
Gale Weathers: I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to bring up a sore subject for you.
Bianca Burnette: Sure, you didn’t. None of them did. So, how can I help you? Or do you want me to tell you who you look like?


  • The empty cinematographer’s chair on the “Stab 3” set has the name of the actual Scream 3 (2000) cinematographer, Peter Deming.
  • Throughout the movie the actors and actresses complain about the rewrites and the three different scripts for Stab 3. These complaints actually originated with the cast of Scream 3 (2000), because of frequent rewrites and three different endings.
  • Director Cameo: [Wes Craven] can be seen dressed as a tourist walking behind Jay and Silent Bob, outside the “Stab 3” set.
  • The horror film rules for a continued sequel as stated in the film are: (1) the killer has got be super human – stabbing or shooting won’t be enough to finish him off (2) anyone, including the main character, can die (3) the past will come back to haunt you. Later in the film, Detective Mark Kincaid remarks “All I know about movie trilogies is in the third one, all bets are off.”
  • Compared to its two predecessors, “Scream 3” used the least amount of artificial blood. Its tally of 10 gallons compares with 50 gallons for the first film and 30 for the second.
  • Roman Bridger (Scott Foley), the director of the ‘movie within the movie’, complains that he had to make a horror film before he was allowed to make a classic love story. Something similar happened to director Wes Craven himself: he had to agree to do Scream 3 (2000) before he was allowed to make the musical drama Music of the Heart (1999).
  • Wes Craven filmed three different endings and didn’t tell the cast which one he was going to use.
  • The film’s original website was a spoof website for Sunrise Studios, the fictional company making “Stab 3”, complete with a production list of upcoming films and cast bios of its “Stab 3” stars.
  • “Scream 3” never had a public test screening. The cast and crew only had their first chance to see the finished product at the premiere because of fears of spoilers being put out on the Internet.
  • Patrick Dempsey was hired the day before shooting began. He had one night to learn three big dialog-heavy scenes.
  • Neve Campbell was concurrently shooting “Drowning Mona” and “Party of Five” during the production. As her character in “Drowning Mona” had long, streaked hair, she had to wear a wig to play Sidney Prescott, one that took 2 hours to apply each morning.
  • Another idea for Jamie Kennedy to reprise his character Randy Meeks was to have him survive the stabbing in “Scream 2”. His family had whisked him away to anonymity to help him recover and keep him safe. This was ultimately deemed to be too far-fetched so Randy was resurrected via a post-mortem video appearance instead.
  • Carrie Fisher helped rewrite some of her lines.
  • Neve Campbell made a deal which stated that she could have been on set just for 20 days, which is also why she isn’t as predominant a character as she is in the other films.
  • Throughout the film Sidney can be seen to be wearing the Greek letters around her neck that were given to her by her boyfriend Derrick, in Scream 2 (1997), shortly before he was killed.
  • Between Scream 2 (1997) and Scream 3 (2000), David Arquette and Courteney Cox (two of the five actors who feature in all the Scream movies) got married. They met on the set of the first movie, were an item whilst shooting the second and by the third they were married. Courteney added ‘Arquette’ to the end of her name, as can be seen in the credits. Courteney and David had to cut their honeymoon short to begin filming Scream 3 (2000).
  • The green outfit worn by Parker Posey while on set is the same one worn by Courteney Cox in the first movie. All sets for “Stab 3” were replicas of the originals since the sets were destroyed after Scream (1996) wrapped.
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