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Halloween II -- Laurie Strode is rushed to the hospital, while Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt the streets for Michael Myers, who has found Laurie at the Haddonfield Hospital.

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Director:
Writers:
John Carpenter (written by) &
Debra Hill (written by)
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Release Date:
30 October 1981 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
More Of The Night He Came Home See more »
Plot:
Laurie Strode is rushed to the hospital, while Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt the streets for Michael Myers, who has found Laurie at the Haddonfield Hospital. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A creepy and solid sequel See more (452 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Jamie Lee Curtis ... Laurie Strode

Donald Pleasence ... Sam Loomis

Charles Cyphers ... Leigh Brackett

Jeffrey Kramer ... Graham

Lance Guest ... Jimmy

Pamela Susan Shoop ... Karen
Hunter von Leer ... Gary Hunt
Dick Warlock ... The Shape / Patrolman #3

Leo Rossi ... Budd

Gloria Gifford ... Mrs. Alves

Tawny Moyer ... Jill
Ana Alicia ... Janet
Ford Rainey ... Dr. Mixter
Cliff Emmich ... Mr. Garrett
Nancy Stephens ... Marion
John Zenda ... Marshall
Catherine Bergstrom ... Producer
Alan Haufrect ... Announcer
Lucille Benson ... Mrs. Elrod
Howard Culver ... Man in Pajamas

Dana Carvey ... Assistant

Billy Warlock ... Craig (as Bill Warlock)
Jonathan Prince ... Randy
Leigh French ... Gary's Mother
Ty Mitchell ... Young Gary
Nancy Kyes ... Annie Brackett (as Nancy Loomis)
Pamela McMyler ... Laurie's Mother

Dennis Holahan ... Laurie's Father
Nichole Drucker ... Young Laurie
Ken Smolka ... 1st Patrolman
Adam Gunn ... Young Michael Myers
Roger Hampton ... Patrolman #2
Robin Coleman ... Medic
Jack Verbois ... Bennett Tramer

Tony Moran ... Michael Myers - Age 23 (archive footage)

Kyle Richards ... Lindsey Wallace (archive footage)

Brian Andrews ... Tommy Doyle (archive footage)

Anne Bruner ... Alice
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kim Gottlieb ... Photographer at Hospital (uncredited)
Helen Kelly ... Nurse at the Hospital (uncredited)
Anne-Marie Martin ... Darcy Essmont (uncredited)
Nancy Platt Jacoby ... WWAR Sound Assistant (uncredited)

Lance Warlock ... Radio-Carrying Teen (uncredited)

Directed by
Rick Rosenthal 
 
Writing credits
John Carpenter (written by) &
Debra Hill (written by)

Produced by
Barry Bernardi .... associate producer
John Carpenter .... producer
Debra Hill .... producer
Joseph Wolf .... executive producer
Irwin Yablans .... executive producer
Moustapha Akkad .... executive producer (uncredited)
Dino De Laurentiis .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
John Carpenter 
Alan Howarth 
 
Cinematography by
Dean Cundey (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mark Goldblatt 
Skip Schoolnik 
 
Casting by
Mary Gail Artz 
 
Production Design by
J. Michael Riva  (as Michael Riva)
 
Set Decoration by
Peg Cummings 
 
Makeup Department
Frankie Bergman .... hair stylist
John Chambers .... makeup technician (as John F. Chambers)
Michael Germain .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jeffrey Chernov .... production manager
Nancy Platt Jacoby .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William S. Beasley .... first assistant director
Duncan Henderson .... second assistant director
John Carpenter .... director: additional scenes (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Kevin Conlin .... property
Michael Diersing .... construction foreman
Terry Feller .... propmaker (as Terry G. Feller)
Andrew P. Flores .... labor foreman
Matt Furginson .... swing gang (as Frank M. Furginson)
Serge Genitempo .... standby painter
Walt Hadfield .... construction coordinator (as Walton Hadfield)
Darrell Huntsman .... greensman
Jerry Palermo .... construction painter
James A. Rathbun .... assistant property master
Eugene J. Reed .... property
Richard M. Sternbach .... production illustrator
Daniel Stoltenberg .... property master (as Daniel Lee Stoltenberg)
Jerry T. Tirado .... leadman
 
Sound Department
Joseph F. Brennan .... boom operator (as Joseph Brennan)
Thomas Causey .... sound mixer (as Tommy Causey)
Carl Fischer .... boom operator
Michael C. Gutierrez .... sound editor
Warren Hamilton Jr. .... sound editor (as Warren Hamilton)
Gregg Landaker .... re-recording mixer
Steve Maslow .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephen Purvis .... assistant dialogue editor
David E. Stone .... sound editor (as David Stone)
Bill Varney .... sound re-recording mixer
Gene Wahrman .... dialogue editor
David Lewis Yewdall .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Lawrence J. Cavanaugh .... special effects supervisor (as Larry Cavanaugh)
Frank 'Paco' Munoz .... special effects (as Frank Munoz)
 
Visual Effects by
Sam Nicholson .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Diamond Farnsworth .... stunts (as Hill Farnsworth)
Donna Garrett .... stunts
Glynn Rubin .... stunts
Dick Warlock .... stunt coordinator
Jesse Wayne .... stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunt double: Donald Pleasence (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dic Alexander .... grip (as Richard Alexander)
Jon Antunovich .... electrician
Bobby W. Brown .... electrician
Clyde E. Bryan .... first assistant camera
Norris L. Essex .... electrician
Jiggs Garcia .... additional camera operator
Kim Gottlieb .... still photographer
László Horváth .... grip
Casey Hotchkiss .... first assistant camera (as Case Hotchkiss)
Gary B. Kibbe .... additional camera operator
Kris Krosskove .... dolly grip
Walter Rexford Allen Lott .... electrician
Drain M. Marshall .... rigging gaffer
Terry Marshall .... electrician (as Terry Marshall Jr.)
Thomas Marshall .... best boy electrician (as Thom H. Marshall)
Steve Mathis .... electrician (as Steven R. Mathis)
Riggs Murdock .... second assistant camera (as Joseph Riggs Murdock)
Douglas Olivares .... first assistant camera
Mark Pearson .... best boy grip
Patrick G. Ralston .... electrician
Douglas Ryan .... additional camera operator
Joe A. Salamdino .... grip
Dennis E. Shelton .... electrician
Raymond Stella .... camera operator
Raymond Stella .... panaglide operator
Ray Thomas .... electrician
Mark Walthour .... gaffer
Ronald Woodward .... key grip (as Ronald T. Woodward)
 
Casting Department
Susie Johnson .... extra casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frances Vega Aubrey .... costumer
Jane Ruhm .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Michael D. Ornstein .... associate film editor
Brian Ralph .... negative cutter
Kimberly Ray .... assistant film editor (as Kimberly K. Ray)
José Antonio Torres .... assistant film editor (as Jose Antonio Torres)
 
Transportation Department
Ray Appel .... driver
Larry L. Berneau .... driver
Alan Broberg .... driver
Denny Caira .... driver (as Dennis Caira)
Raymond Claridge .... driver
James M. Downs .... driver
Gary Hardman .... driver
Bruce Hauer .... driver
William Charles Hauer .... driver
Bob Hendrix .... driver (as Bob L. Hendrix)
Mark Jackson .... driver
Gary Kincaid .... driver (as Gary E. Kincaid)
James A. Lundin .... driver
Jerry N. Marsh .... driver
Kenny Moore .... driver (as Kenneth James Moore)
Dave Pierce .... driver
Wayne Roberts .... transportation captain
Joe Sawyers .... driver
Mario Simon .... driver
Jim Sprayberry .... driver
Andy Straub .... driver (as Andy R. Straub)
Gary Vermillion .... driver
Thomas Vilardo .... driver (as Tommy G. Vilardo)
Eddie Lee Voelker .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Ami Agmon .... location manager
Candy Artmont .... script supervisor (as Candy Anne Marcellino)
Lynne Birdt .... production coordinator
Andy Bonin .... technical advisor (as Andy Bonin M.D.)
Bob Burris .... craft service (as Robert C. Burris)
Steve Burris .... craft service
Randi Chernov .... producer's assistant (as Randi Linn Chernov)
Maurice Costello .... registered nurse (as Maurice Costello Jr.)
Bernie Granados .... first aid: construction (as Bernie Granados Jr.)
Egbert W. Jetter .... caterer
Patrice J. Klinger .... accounting assistant (as Patrice Klinger)
Deborah D. Lee .... first aid
Don Post .... mask maker
Geoffrey Ryan .... production assistant
Art Schaefer .... production accountant
Jamie Shourt .... main title sequence: Shourt Works Ltd.
Geoffrey Ryan .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Halloween II: The Nightmare Isn't Over!" - USA (video box title)
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Runtime:
92 min | Sweden:90 min (cut)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Australia:R | Brazil:16 | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1998) | Finland:K-18 (cut) (1982) | Finland:(Banned) (uncut) (1982) | France:12 | Germany:Not Rated (SPIO/JK) (cut) | Germany:16 (cut) | Germany:(Banned) (uncut) | Iceland:(Banned) | Italy:VM18 | Italy:T (VHS rating) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 (video) (re-release) (1999) | Norway:18 (re-release) (cut) (1988) | Norway:(Banned) (video) (1986) | Norway:18 (video premiere) (1983) | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:18 (original rating) (cut) | USA:R (#26416) | West Germany:(Banned) | West Germany:18 (original rating) (cut)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
A novelization of the film was published in 1981. It was written by horror sci-fi writer Dennis Etchison under the pseudonym Jack Martin and became a best-seller. The start of each the chapters in the book were lined with captioned black-and-white stills from the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Doctor Loomis fills the room with flammable gas. He then lights a lighter that makes a flame, hesitates, and then ignites the gas in an explosion. The same sparks that ignited the lighter fuel would have ignited the flammable gas simultaneously.See more »
Quotes:
Karen:[hesitating to give Darcy a ride home] Can't you ask Eddie Lee?
Darcy:He's in Russellville!
Karen:It's five minutes to your house, another five minutes to the hospital. Mrs. Alves is going to kill me!
Darcy:You promised.
Karen:[giving in] I know I did.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Mr. SandmanSee more »

FAQ

What happened to Jimmy?
What are the differences between the old US TV Version and the Uncensored Theatrical Version?
Why was Michael after Laurie?
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52 out of 65 people found the following review useful.
A creepy and solid sequel, 10 February 2004
Author: Kristine (kristinedrama14@msn.com) from Chicago, Illinois

Michael Myers, he's a household name, in my opinion he's the ultimate boogeyman, no matter what you do or how many times you try to kill him, he just comes back. Hence the Halloween series. We do have quite a bit of horror movie sequels: the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, Friday the 13th, Hellraiser, Scream, and so on. Most sequels are extremely cheesy and don't deliver the same scares as the original movie does, but the Halloween franchise is a different story, I think these sequels were always a ton of fun and delivered just as many scares. Nothing will ever compare to the original Halloween, but it was cool to see the story continue on Michael Myers. In this story we follow Laurie Strode to the hospital and Michael doesn't just give up that easily, he's on a mission.

After the film replays the last scene of Halloween, it moves on to Dr. Sam Loomis warning Sheriff Leigh Brackett that although he has shot Myers six times in the heart, Myers still lives. Meanwhile, Laurie Strode is taken to Haddonfield Memorial Hospital and Myers wanders around Haddonfield in search of her. Laurie is informed that the man who attacked her was Michael Myers, infamous for murdering his older sister fifteen years earlier on Halloween night. After this, Laurie drifts in and out of consciousness, having strange flashbacks about her adoption by the Strodes and visiting a boy in an institution. Myers learns that she is at the hospital. He goes there and murders the hospital's staff one by one. Laurie manages to elude him, but she is limping badly and sedated and is thus unable to move very quickly. Dr. Loomis and the Haddonfield police continue to search the town for Myers. Nurse Marion Chambers, Loomis' assistant, arrives and tells Loomis that she has discovered a secret file on Myers to which he was not privy. The file reveals that Laurie is actually Myers's sister, adopted by the Strodes after Myers killed his older sister, Judith. Chambers also informs Loomis that he has strict orders to return to Smith's Grove. So they have to get back to the hospital to save Laurie before Michael can get to her.

Halloween 2 is probably my second favorite sequel in the Halloween franchise next to H20. I can't tell you how creepy this movie was, I know that these sequels are a bit much, but for any horror movie fan, they are a ton of fun to get into. The whole hospital setting was really scary, I love Laurie Strode, she's the strongest female in a horror movie, she's in a weakened state but just keeps going. You have to love the return of Dr. Loomis, him helping Laurie and making sure that Michael goes away for good, well we clearly know that it's not going to happen, but you have to give him credit for his optimism. If you are going to watch a Halloween sequel, I do recommend Halloween 2, it's very creepy and a great addition to the story.

7/10

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