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Exterminator 2 (1984)

The flamethrower-wielding vigilante John Eastland returns to rid New York of a drug lord and his gang.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Be Gee
Scott 'Slo-motion' Randolph ...
Eyes (as Scott Randolf)
Bruce Smolanoff ...
Red Rat
David Buntzman ...
Head Mafioso
Kenny Marino ...
Derek Evans ...
Robert Louis King ...
Steffen Zacharias ...


The flamethrower-wielding vigilante John Eastland returns to rid New York of a drug lord and his gang.

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Robert Ginty is the Exterminator... and he's back. This time he just can't fight them, he must destroy them! See more »


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14 September 1984 (USA)  »

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The Exterminator 2  »

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1.85 : 1
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Theatrical trailer shows following deleted and alternate scenes from original rough cut of the movie;
  • Night club explosion scene that happens after gang shoots down police helicopter which crashes on it. Helicopter pilot is shown burning little longer while he tries get out of the burning helicopter. There is also a shot of wounded John looking at this helplessly.

  • John and Caroline trying to help someone who got hurt during explosion by pressing something on his wound.

  • X pointing at something and screaming while standing on armored car.

  • X and John see each other for the first time face to face and X points his finger at John. This scene happened after helicopter crash and club explosion. Originally there was a part where John and Be Gee try to stop gang members from robbing the armored car with Be Gee chasing them in his garbage truck and John fighting with them on the street.

  • Chase scene between Be Gee's garbage truck and armored car driven by gang members. Originally this scene happened after gang shoots down helicopter, completely deleted club explosion scene and John's fight with gang members on the street.

  • Another deleted garbage truck chase scene. John and Caroline are driving in garbage truck but they are attacked by gang members who jump onto sides of the truck but John manages to get rid of one when he slams him into the light pole or something.

  • Differently edited dialogue scene in the club between John and Be Gee.

  • Couple more extra shots from the scene when gang members attack Caroline while she is with John in the park.

  • Alternate mirrored shot of X shooting at Be Gee.

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In the scene where X summersaults of the roof of the armored car he clearly jumps onto a blue madras and not the asphalt (visible in the 4:3 VHS release). See more »


Be Gee: The truck is still hungry.
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lacks the goods of the original Exterminator
31 March 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mario Van Peebles makes his debut in Exterminator 2...the lackluster sequel to the "blockbuster" Exterminator. Okay, so it wasn't really a blockbuster, so what? You still had a vigilante Vietnam vet going around eliminating people that had no right existing. Lowering a godfather into a meat grinder. Knocking off a pedophile. How can this not be good? Unfortunately, none of the kills in Exterminator 2 are worth remembering. In fact, I think it's an insult. Mario plays "X", a character so silly, it's literally laughable. He doesn't even come off remotely as tough, appearing as a gang leader for an extremely violent group of people ( sorry, didn't want to use the word "gang" again.) All quotes aren't worth remembering. Script is awful. Violence seems toned down quite a bit, leans more towards being an action/ adventure rather then being a violent vigilante flick such as Exterminator. Make no mistake, the goods are on the original. If you want to see an early appearance from Peebles, go ahead and have a look, just don't expect to be wowed too much. And, I'm sorry, ummm...break dancers? Did a few cast members leave Electric Boogaloo to star in this? What did you expect, it was the 80's. And the ending? I'm still laughing 30 plus years later! I'd give Exterminator 2 three thumbs down, but I only have two hands.

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