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The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi, Horror, Comedy | 12 May 1989 (USA)
The Swamp Thing returns to battle the evil Dr. Arcane, who has a new science lab full of creatures transformed by genetic mutation, and chooses Heather Locklear as his new object of ... See full summary »

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Dr. Lana Zurrell
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Gunn (as Joe Sagal)
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Dr. Rochelle
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Clyde
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Gurdell
Christopher Doyle ...
Leechman
Rex Pierson ...
Dr. Rochelle Mutation
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Harry Dugan (as Anthony Sears)
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The Swamp Thing returns to battle the evil Dr. Arcane, who has a new science lab full of creatures transformed by genetic mutation, and chooses Heather Locklear as his new object of affection. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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12 May 1989 (USA)  »

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A Volta do Monstro do Pântano  »

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$192,816 (USA)
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Trivia

Abby Arcane tells a friend to leave the TV on because "They love that guy on T.J. what's his name". Heather Locklear played Officer Stacy Sheridan on T.J. Hooker (1982). See more »

Goofs

When Lana prepares to take a bath, she starts filling the tub then walks away wearing only a bathrobe. A moment later, she's in the hall at the elevator door, where she gives the jeep keys to an escaping Abby. Presumably, Lana then enters the elevator because Swamp Thing does not encounter her as he exits her suite (after entering through the bathtub pipes). So, the plot hole is there's no apparent reason for Lana to start filling the bathtub then immediately leave her suite in her robe with the jeep keys intending to go to another part of the mansion via the elevator. See more »

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Abby Arcane: Immortality? Yuk! What did you do, sell your soul to the devil?
Dr. Anton Arcane: More like a lease with an option to buy.
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Crazy Credits

After the Co-Producer credit, the credits 'rewind' and there is a brief scene of Omar and Darryl at the Fotomat. Then the credits resume starting with the same Co-Producer credit. See more »

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References Gigi (1958) See more »

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Born on the Bayou
Composed by John Fogerty (as John C. Fogerty)
Courtesy of Jondora Music
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Courtesy of Fantasy, Inc.
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I Assure You, It Was Intended As Camp
25 April 2003 | by (Calera, AL) – See all my reviews

In regard to some of the other reviews of this film posted here on IMDB, I would like to say: lighten up! Does this film capture the quaint Cravenesque sci-fi ambiance of the first movie? Of course not. Nor does it capture the dreary, macabre vision of the Alan Moore comic books. What we have here is a perfect lovely late 80's fantasy/comedy about a seven foot plant man. If you look at it objectively, perhaps your vision would not be so skewed.

Now, you may think that I (Daniel Emery Taylor, featured in the film as "Darryl") might be slightly biased. I assure you, it's a possibility. However, you must know that the movie was filmed in fun and meant in fun. From every one-line groaner to every silly sexual innuendo, it was all planned and perpetrated. To see how serious we were, take a look at the video/DVD cover art.

To give a summary of the movie: Swamp Thing returns to thwart Dr. Arcane's plot for immortality. It's a basic semi-superhero movie plot. From there, Swampy falls in love with Arcane's daughter, has some great fighting sequences, comes through a faucet, drives a jeep, takes pictures with these two ADORABLE kids (and they're really terrific actors, too ... honesty!), and blows stuff up.

If you're a fan of B-movies, as I am, you're likely to enjoy this. There are plenty of laughs, both intentional and unintentional. The acting is what you would expect, and the effects are really quite good for its day. This is not a movie you have to ponder or concentrate on. Its subtle social messages and troubled postmodern imagery will not haunt you for days. It's simple fun.


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