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Shocking Dark (1989)

Terminator II (original title)
In a polluted future Venice researchers work to improve the situation. One day, unknown forces start killing them. A team of soldiers and a couple of civilians is sent to investigate. Soon, they encounter strange murderous creatures.

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Christopher Ahrens ...
Samuel Fuller (as Cristopher Ahrens)
Haven Tyler ...
Dr. Sara Drumbull
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Koster (as Geretta Giancarlo Field)
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Lieutentant Franzini (as Tony Lombardo)
Mark Steinborn ...
Commander / Captain Dalton Bond
Dominica Coulson ...
Samantha Raphelson
Clive Riche ...
Drake (as Clive Ricke)
Paul Norman Allen ...
Kowalsky
Cortland Reilly ...
Caine
Richard Ross ...
Price
Bruce McFarland ...
Colonel Parson
Richard Berkeley ...
First Scientist (as Richard Bercheley)
John Champion ...
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Massimo Vanni ...
First Soldier (as Alex McBride)
Elain Richmond ...
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In a polluted future Venice researchers work to improve the situation. One day, unknown forces start killing them. A team of soldiers and a couple of civilians is sent to investigate. Soon, they encounter strange murderous creatures.

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Filmed in late 1988 - early 1989, and shown once at a French film festival in May 1989, but did not go into wide release until August 1990. This was released in many areas outside of the United States with the title "Terminator 2", a supposed "sequel" to James Cameron's The Terminator (1984), despite having nothing to do with Cameron's film. Due to rights issues, it has never been released in the United States with this title. See more »

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Koster: Alright you bunch of pussies! I'm back and I'm kicking ass!
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Troll 2 (2009) See more »

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James Cameron's Screenplay + No Budget = Really Bad Movie
29 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

James Cameron's Screenplay + No Budget = Really Bad Movie When making our your list of the worst films of all time save a spot for this junk.

This movie is LITERALLY a rip off of 'Aliens' from 1986. Right down to the actual scenes and dialogue. I'm not joking!!! Newt: "Ripley? I'm scared." Ripley: "Me too." James Cameron would have sued if he thought he could get any money out of these hacks.

'Alien' rips offs and other variations of the 'Alien' story can be entertaining on a mild level, such as 'Contamination' or 'Horror Planet.' But this junk isn't low budget, it's no budget. There is not a single professional actor in the film. Their guns are not even blank firing Hollywood style guns. Instead they're merely pump shot guns with sound effects added. The aliens do not even exist in the same scenes as the "actors" they are total separate model shots filmed with a completely different camera.

Worst of all is the set. There is none. This is just the boiler room of an office building basement.

None of my statements are exaggerations. This movie is literally remaking the 'Aliens' screenplay (right down to the dialogue) without any budget.

As for the title, this film is neither "shocking" nor "dark" but it is 'Alien 2.' FYI 'Aliens' war released overseas as 'Alien 2' because some languages do not use plurals.


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