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The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi, Horror, Comedy | 12 May 1989 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Lana Zurrell
Gunn (as Joe Sagal)
Dr. Rochelle
Monique Gabrielle ...
Darryl (as Daniel Taylor)
Ralph Pace ...
Sheriff Beaumont
Timothy Birch ...
Rex Pierson ...
Dr. Rochelle Mutation
Harry Dugan (as Anthony Sears)


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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Release Date:

12 May 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Volta do Monstro do Pântano  »

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$192,816 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When comparing scars with Gunn, Poinsettia shows him a bite mark near her right shoulder that she says she got at a Mötley Crüe concert (an in-joke because at the time co-star Heather Locklear was married to Mötley Crüe frontman Tommy Lee). See more »


When Abby arrives at the mansion, Arcane tells her to settle in and they will talk at dinner. However, they are not shown having that dinner until the evening of the following day. No explanation for the 24-hour delay is given in the film and Abby is not shown doing anything during the extra day. See more »


Swamp Thing: Me? Your Boyfriend?
Abby Arcane: Why not?
Swamp Thing: You said it yourself: I'm a plant.
Abby Arcane: That's okay, I'm a vegetarian.
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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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Composed by Steven B. Small
Performed by Dave Nichols
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An Epic Worthy Of Greatness
10 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well with actors and performances more wooden than Pinoccio's c*ck, this has to go down as one of the greatest send up horrors of all time. From the opening shots until the fantastic fight with the rubber, lightbulb-headed creature at the end (With inhaler!) this is absolutely hilarious (even more than intended). I have already read a review that criticized character development. I hope that this is a joke as this was hardly supposed to be a plant version of the Shawshank Redemption. I think there are times when people should see a film for what it is, and this one is an absolute B movie p*ss take with £20 dedicated to special affects and even less on the appalling actors. Magnificent.

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