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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:
While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
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(407 articles)
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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 (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 (archive footage)

Brian Andrews ... Tommy (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 »
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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:
In a 1981 interview in Fangoria magazine, Debra Hill told of how there was consideration of making the movie in 3D. Hill said: "We investigated a number of 3-D processes . . . but they were far too expensive for this particular project. Also, most of the projects we do involve a lot of night shooting-evil lurks at night. It's hard to do that in 3D".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Sheriff Brackett looks at the dead body of his daughter, Annie, her eyes twitch just after he closes them with his hand.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 »

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28 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
A solid sequel, 23 March 2006
Author: Tikkin from United Kingdom

Halloween 2 seems to get mixed reactions but no one can deny that it stands alone as a great slasher film. Of course it's hard to take Halloween 2 as its "own" film compared to the greatness that is the original Halloween, but most should be able to overlook that and enjoy it for what it is. Halloween 2 uses the suspense of Halloween but adds more gore and a faster pace to the mix. I found it thoroughly entertaining, with some great death scenes and genuinely suspenseful moments (Jamie-Lee escaping through the ventilation grill). The only minor points spoiling Halloween 2 are that sometimes it gets a bit far-fetched. For example, Jamie-Lee is escaping through the ventilation grill and Michael Myers takes an eternity to simply walk over and pull her back down. There were also a few moments of very bad acting.

Overall though it's thoroughly entertaining and I would recommend it to all horror fans. It doesn't ruin the integrity of the original film like most sequels do.

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