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Basket Case 2 (1990)

Duane and his basket-bound mutant brother are taken in by a secret home for wayward freaks with journalists hot on their tail.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Van Hentenryck ...
News Woman
Heather Rattray ...
Chad Brown ...
News Man
Beverly Bonner ...
Leonard Jackson ...
Police Commissioner
Alexandra Auder ...
Nurse Sherri
Gale Van Cott ...
Desk Clerk
Kuno Sponholz ...
Sick Old Man
Security Guard
Doug Anderson ...
Snoring Cop
Jason Evers ...
Lou the Editor


Frank Henenlotter's BASKET CASE 2 picks up right where the original BASKET CASE leaves off. After surviving the fall from their hotel room window, Duane Bradley and his misshapen, basket-dwelling brother Belial are taken to the city hospital. By now, their attempt at leading a secret life is blown, and the pair have become media darlings across the country. Meanwhile, Duane's long-lost Aunt learns of their situation and, along with her pregnant daughter Susan, helps them escape from the confines of the hospital and the eye of the press. Duane and Belial's aunt, known as Granny Ruth, takes them under her wing at her mansion, which serves as a safe haven for hideously deformed freaks of all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately, the whereabouts of this dynamic duo don't remain secret for too long, and Duane and Belial team up with Susan, Granny Ruth, and her houseful of mutants to devise a plan to do away with the exploitative reporters once and for all. Written by Matt Huls (cowman777@hotmail.com)

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We're gonna need a bigger basket! See more »


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Release Date:

5 October 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

House of Freaks  »

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Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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In the ending credits the title of "Faust" 's aria "Dai campi, dai prati" is misspelled as "Dai campi, dai 'prapi'". See more »


Duane: He figured you could ask him a few questions, get to know him a little bit. Then he could rip your face off. No big deal.
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Edited from Basket Case (1982) See more »


Dai Campi, Dai Prapi
from Mefistofele
by A. Boito
Performed by Charles Rudolph
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we are together again!
7 February 2002 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Belial and Duane are together again. Somehow they survived the heavy fall in the first episode. This time they get shelter in Granny Ruths place. She is a pro-freak-activist which helps and protects all of the "unique" creatures she can find. This time there are no doctors to mangle, but a bunch of evil journalists who are looking for fame by finding them. The rest is obvious. I liked this one just as much as the first one. The difference is that it´s a more humouristic and less scary sequel. It also has a twisted ending which makes it even more fun to watch. Enjoy!

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