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Writer (WGA):
Don Coscarelli (written by)
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Release Date:
8 July 1988 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Now, the horrifying truth is about to be revealed...and all it took was a little digging. See more »
Plot:
Mike, now released from a psychiatric hospital, continues his journey to stop the evil Tall Man from his grim work. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
probably the best in the best horror series ever!!! See more (96 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Le Gros ... Mike (as James LeGros)

Reggie Bannister ... Reggie

Angus Scrimm ... The Tall Man

Paula Irvine ... Liz

Samantha Phillips ... Alchemy

Kenneth Tigar ... Father Meyers
Ruth C. Engel ... Grandma
Mark Anthony Major ... Mortician
Rubin Kushner ... Grandpa

Stacey Travis ... Jeri

J. Patrick McNamara ... Psychologist

A. Michael Baldwin ... Young Mike (as Michael Baldwin)
Amanda Gray ... Background Player
Elizabeth Quezada ... Background Player
Lauren Gray ... Background Player

June Jordan ... Background Player
Megan Gibbons ... Background Player
Craig Murkey ... Background Player
Amanda Gibbons ... Background Player
Troy Fromin ... Background Player
Georgeanna Valdez ... Background Player
Guy Alford ... Background Player
Irene Korman ... Background Player
Ricky Murkey ... Background Player

Katie Carlin ... Background Player
Delia Ortega ... Background Player
Lee Craig ... Background Player
Ramona Ortega ... Background Player
Richard F. Berry ... Background Player
Patrick W. Allen ... Background Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Phil Fondacaro ... Hooded dwarf (uncredited)

Ed Gale ... Hooded dwarf (uncredited)
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Directed by
Don Coscarelli 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Don Coscarelli (written by)

Produced by
Dac Coscarelli .... executive producer
Robert Del Valle .... associate producer
Roberto A. Quezada .... producer
 
Original Music by
Fred Myrow 
Christopher L. Stone 
 
Cinematography by
Daryn Okada 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Teschner 
 
Casting by
Betsy Fels  (as Elizabeth Miller Fels)
 
Production Design by
Philip Duffin  (as Philip J.C. Duffin)
 
Art Direction by
Byrnadette DiSanto  (as Byrnadette Di Santo)
 
Set Decoration by
Dominic Wymark 
 
Costume Design by
Carla Gibbons 
 
Makeup Department
David P. Barton .... special makeup effects constructor (as David Barton)
Everett Burrell .... special makeup effects constructor
Kevin Hudson .... additional special effects makeup
Melanie A. Kay .... makeup artist
Robert Kurtzman .... special makeup effects constructor
Jim McPherson .... special makeup effects constructor
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects constructor (as Gregory Nicotero)
Mark Shostrom .... designer and creator: special makeup effects
Greg Smith .... special makeup effects constructor
Edward Wada .... assistant makeup artist
Toby Sells .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Robert Del Valle .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan Brent Connell .... first assistant director
Richard J. Levin .... second second assistant director
Andrew Reeder .... second assistant director
Roberto A. Quezada .... second unit director (uncredited)
Mark Shostrom .... co-director second unit: special makeup effects sequences (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Aram Allan .... carpenter
Michael Andersenn .... carpenter
William Scott Anderson .... scenics
Claudia Andradi .... scenics
John Argentin .... greensman
Regina Argentine .... scenic artist (as Regina Argentin)
Kelly Benningfield .... scenics
Will Blount .... property master
Tom Brown .... carpenter
Mark Colivet .... scenics
Kristen Deem .... storyboard artist
Jonathan Doff .... carpenter
John Joseph Duffin .... assistant art director
Hector Escrafani .... carpenter
Daniel Espinoza .... carpenter
Elliot Fite .... scenics
Jamie Forks .... carpenter
Mark Forsythe .... carpenter
Keith Greco .... carpenter
Paul Greenstein .... scenics
Bernard Griesz .... carpenter (as Rocky Grisez)
Keith Hill .... carpenter
Smokey Hormel .... scenics
Kenton Jones .... best boy scenic
Paul Kowalczyk .... set dresser
Linda LeClerg .... assistant property master
Jon McCallum .... set dresser
Todd McEwan .... scenics
Mitch Morrison .... set dresser
Joseph Musso .... production illustrator
Barbara Pickels .... scenics
Duane Poulin .... carpenter
Joseph Ressa .... construction coordinator
H. Christopher Roy .... carpenter
Don G. Smith .... carpenter
Martin Sullivan .... carpenter
Leslie Weimer .... scenics
Marshall Wolf .... scenics
 
Sound Department
Nick Alphin .... sound re-recording mixer
Izak Ben-Meir .... sound mixer
Vincent Connelly .... sound editor (as Vincent L. Connelly)
Jim Cook .... sound re-recording mixer (as James R. Cook)
Robert Friedman .... foley artist
Jonathan Fuh .... boom operator
David W. Gray .... dolby consultant
Darrell Hall .... assistant sound editor
Robert L. Harman .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Heffernan .... adr editor
Alan Howarth .... sound designer
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Stanley Paul .... sound editor
John Post .... foley artist
Alan Potter .... sound editor
Richard Raderman .... foley editor
Michael P. Redbourn .... supervising sound editor (as Michael Redbourn)
Mike Thornton .... apprentice sound editor
Jack Woods .... sound editor
Dan Yale .... sound editor (as Daniel Yale)
 
Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects
Bert Davidson .... special effects assistant: sphere
Linda Drake .... opticals: Motion Opticals (as Linda Obalil)
Robert E. McCarthy .... wire effects (as Robert McCarthy)
Greg Nicotero .... special effects crew (as Gregory Nicotero)
Steve Patino .... silver sphere effects
D. Kerry Prior .... motion control model designer (as Kerry Prior)
Eric Beauchamp .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Steve Cotroneo .... sphere effects technician (uncredited)
Greg R. Stone .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Ken Tarallo .... model creator (uncredited)
Mike Tristano .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
James Balsam .... motion control photography: Dream Quest Images
Michael Bigelow .... motion control supervisor: Dream Quest Images (as Mike Bigelow)
Carl Hannigan .... laser effects
Paul Hettler .... effects producer
Patric Kenly .... animation cameraman (as Pat Kenly)
Justin Klarenbeck .... visual effects supervisor: Dream Quest Images
Pat O'Neill .... additional visual effects: Lookout Mountain
Michael Talarico .... motion control photography: Dream Quest Images
George Muhs .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bob Brown .... stunt player
Mike De Luna .... stunt player (as Michael DeLuna)
Jon H. Epstein .... stunt player (as John Epstein)
Phil Fondacaro .... stunt player
Ed Gale .... stunt player
Solly Marx .... stunt player (as Solly Marxs)
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunt player (as Ernie Orsatti)
Lori Lynn Ross .... stunt player
Susan Rossitto .... stunt player (as Sue Rossitto)
Lynn Salvatori .... stunt player
Rick Seaman .... stunt player
Felix Silla .... stunt player
John Stewart .... stunt player
Harry Wowchuk .... stunt player
Pascal M. Guillemard .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Karen Edmundson Bean .... gaffer
Stephen Robb Bradshaw .... second assistant camera
Davie Carothers .... additional assistant camera
Ralph Coon .... electrician
Brian Coyne .... best boy electrician
Kevin Dean .... grip (as Kevin Lew Dean)
Pascal M. Guillemard .... electrician (as Pascal Guillemard)
Zoltan Gyulai .... additional assistant camera
Roxanne Hernandez .... second assistant camera
Shane Hurlbut .... grip (as L. Shane Hurlbut)
Peter Iovino .... still photographer
Kenji Luster .... additional assistant camera
Marie Pedersen .... first assistant camera
Michael E. Rosenberger .... electrician
Michael Stocks .... best boy
Terry Wimmer .... key grip
Patric J. Abaravich .... chief lighting technician (uncredited)
Kevin 'Rambo' Fitzgerald .... electrician (uncredited)
Roberto A. Quezada .... photographer: second unit (uncredited)
Robert Wheaton .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Christopher Sherman .... casting coordinator (as Chris Sherman)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kimberly Domínguez .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Scott Laster .... additional editor
Tracy McMurray .... assistant editor
Ray Morfino .... color timer
Keith H. Sauter .... assistant editor (as Keith Sauter)
Virgil E. Hammond III .... post-production (uncredited)
Scott Magill .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Don Sanders .... music editor
Nick Vidar .... music engineer (uncredited)
Nick Vidar .... music programmer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
James Capece .... picture car coordinator
Anthony E. Smith .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Guy Alford .... production assistant
Catherine Beller .... production assistant
Robert Calderon .... assistant to controller
Harriet Cheng .... production assistant
Curt Covert .... production assistant
Robert Earl Craft .... location scout (as Bob Craft)
Michael Curtis .... production assistant
Kristen Deem .... unit publicist
Mary DeMarle .... production assistant
Elizabeth Fitzmaurice .... assistant to executive producer (as Betsy Fitzmaurice)
Michael H. Friedlander .... production assistant (as Michael Friedlander)
Troy Fromin .... craft service
Lynnette Garris .... production administrator
Kevin King .... financial controller
Joelle Mitchell .... production assistant
Lou Ann Quast .... continuity supervisor
John Root .... production assistant
Eddie Salmon .... production coordinator
John Stolfi .... production coordinator
Daniel Wheatcroft .... studio executive
Timothy S. Wiles .... location manager (as Timothy Sean Wiles)
Kurt Woolner .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Michael Yeaman .... assistant to producer
Sean Hoessli .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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97 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Don Coscarelli has revealed that some elements of this movie were influenced by Stephen King, specially a few aspects of his novel 'Salem's Lot'. A small part of it at the end, when the characters go out on the road chasing down vampires, gave him the "road movie" idea of Mike and Reggie chasing The Tall Man.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: As we see the view of the sphere soaring through the air, as Liz and Mike struggle with one of the crematory henchman, on the floor you can see two white tape marks which are not there in any other shot.See more »
Quotes:
[the Tall Man is planning to inject Liz with embalming fluid, which Reggie has spiked with acid]
Mike:Hey!
[the Tall Man glances up]
Mike:Suck on this!
[Mike releases a captured silver sphere, which flies directly to the Tall Man's head and inserts a drill into the front of his skull. A yellowish fluid flies from the back of the sphere, but after it stops, the Tall Man rips the sphere from his head & crushes it like a beer can]
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
probably the best in the best horror series ever!!!, 19 January 2001
Author: Michael Barksdale (krowboy80@hotmail.com) from Danville, VA

I can't explain in words how much I love the Phantasm series. Each film is a direct continuation of the last and each time we get answers to questions about The Tall Man while at the same time more are being asked. Phantasm II is probably my fave in the series not because of the action (most phans say it's the most action packed but I think part III holds that honor) but really this is the only one where Reggie and Mike are side by side and in my opinion thats why it's the best (in all the others Reggie being the horn dog he is is trying to find mike AND get laid...which is still cool). I can't believe that no other phans have mentioned how much Phantasm II mirrors Evil Dead 2 (I know they've had to notice it) that however is not a problem cause right next to the Phantasm series is the Evil Dead series. Just look at it and you will see what I'm talking about. Phantasm II follows Evil Dead 2 by going into comedy at times, others have complained that Phantasm III had comedy but they for some reason they forget II did also....it just wasn't as campy but still was funny, like when Reggie beat a dwarf creature into pieces by going crazy on it with the end of a shot gun or the look on his face when Alchemy is riding him and smacks him on top of his head and when he pulls a chainsaw on the graver at the end only for the graver to pull out a really LONG chainsaw...and of course just about everything Reggie says is funny. And like Ash getting equipped with his chainsaw in ED 2 Reggie gets his now trademark 4-barrel shotgun, and the scene where the mortician gets a sphere in his back and bounces all over the room makes me think of ED 2. But believe me Phantasm II is not a copy cat of ED 2. It still has some creepy stuff in it like the scene where the grandfather is getting his mouth sewn up. But this movie screams atmosphere more than anything, with it's great score and visual style really helping to push that home. All the actors give great performances and The Tall Man is the ultimate villain thanks to a great creepy performance by Angus Scrimm...all he's gotta do is twitch an eyebrow. Also the scene where the priest gets it is really cool (you can tell that the MPAA made them trim it though but thats just my opinion). But I think what really separates this horror series from most is that in almost all the other you root for Freddy, Jason, or Michael Myers and even though I love The Tall Man (God bless you Mr. Scrimm) Reggie is without a doubt THE man. Some people may have Indiana Jones or any of those guys as their fave characters but mine will always be Reggie (played perfectly by Reggie Bannister) along with the Ash character from Evil Dead (Bruce Campbell...need I say more), Herbert West from the Re-Animator series (Jeffrey Combs...one of the funniest actors around) and the best character Kurt Russell (no introduction needed) EVER played....no it's not Snake Plissken...but Jack Burton from the great Big Trouble in Little China. Sorry for going off on a rant there just wanted you to know. Anyways Reggie is the glue that holds the series together. Why Universal has not put this and part III out on DVD is beyond me, yet they will do another DVD edition of The Mummy remake. I think the reason this series is not as well known is because of the studio's killing it's chances (check out the web site on how they released Phantasm II) and instead of going in different directions to gain mass appeal (like the Elm Street series....which if I'm right Don Coscarelli was offered to direct part 2...the most under appreciated of that series) the Phantasm series as they went (and hopefully go) on tried to please it's core audiance. And the series keeps the same characters through out so you really care for these guys and like them want to know what the hell is going on. I love these movies more than any other series and hope they are continued to be made. Hopefully we will see that Roger Avary penned script be made into a movie soon.

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