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Return of the Living Dead II (1988)

Return of the Living Dead: Part II (original title)
Curious kids unearth the barrels that helped revive the dead of the first film, which proves the second time's an undead charm.

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Aerobics Instructor (as Suzan Stadner)
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Colonel (as Jonathon Terry)
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Don Maxwell ...
Billy's Dad
Reynold Cindrich ...
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Storyline

In this first sequel to The Return of the Living Dead, a group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxen gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from the grave and seek out brains. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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They're Back, And They're Not Happy! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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15 January 1988 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,576,000, 17 January 1988, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,205,924
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Near the very end of the electrocution scene, a Michael Jackson impersonator zombie can be seen - a direct reference to his Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) music video. See more »

Goofs

When the barrels of dead bodies fall from the military trucks two barrels are scene falling, land, and stop in the middle of the street/bridge. In the next scene one barrel roles hast-fully off the cliff into the creek. See more »

Quotes

Jesse Wilson: Hello? Hello, is there anybody out there? Come in, come in. Can you hear me? Is anybody out there? Hello? Can you tell us where to go?
Special Zombie: Come to the hospital.
Jesse Wilson: Sure, we'll be right there!
Doc Mandel: Hold it, hold it! Uh, pardon me, but would you mind telling me who the President of the United States is?
Special Zombie: Um, Harry Truman.
Jesse Wilson: Who's Harry Truman?
Tom Essex: They want brains, we'll give them brains.
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Soundtracks

Big Band B-Boy
Performed by Mantronix
Written by Kurtis Mantronik (as Mantronik) and Touré Embden (as M.C. Tee)
Produced by Kurtis Mantronik (as Mantronik)
Beach House Music
Recording courtesy of Sleeping Bag Records
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Not funny. Not scary. Not campy. Not good.
22 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

Caught this on HBO the other night. It's about some kids living in a quintessential suburban cul de sac blight that meet the slow witted slow moving zombie menace brought about by banned government tests. Let's just say it was really really hard to sit through the whole thing.

Okay, if you want to make a campy zombie movie go for it but at least be clever or funny. This is neither.

Okay, then what about scary? Nothing scary. These zombies couldn't catch a grandmother with a broken hip.

After the first ten minutes or so you'll be asking yourself, "What was the intent of the film makers? Not to scare me. Not to make me laugh. Not to put an effort into production values. Not to find capable actors. Not to make socio-political allegory. Not to... well you get the point. Stay away from this one.


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