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Basket Case 2 -- In this 80s cult classic, Duane and his basket-bound mutant brother are back at it again - this time taken in by a secret home for wayward freaks with many journalists hot on their tail.


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17 August 1990 (Japan) See more »
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Duane and his basket-bound mutant brother are taken in by a secret home for wayward freaks with journalists hot on their tail. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Kevin Van Hentenryck ... Duane

Judy Grafe ... News Woman

Annie Ross ... Granny Ruth
Heather Rattray ... Susan
Chad Brown ... News Man
Beverly Bonner ... Casey
Leonard Jackson ... Police Commissioner
Alexandra Auder ... Nurse Sherri

Brian Fitzpatrick ... Cop

Gale Van Cott ... Desk Clerk
Kuno Sponholz ... Sick Old Man

Kathryn Meisle ... Marcie

Dominic Marcus ... Security Guard
Doug Anderson ... Snoring Cop
Jason Evers ... Lou the Editor
Jan Saint ... Lyle Barker
Matt Mitler ... Arty
Michael Rubenstein ... Clancy

Ted Sorel ... Phil
George Andros Aries ... Worm Man
Deborah Bauman ... Mouse Face
Marianne Carlson ... Huge Arthur
David Emge ... Half Moon
Jim Farley ... Pearl
Ron Fazio ... Leon
Joseph Leavengood ... Leon
Tom Franco ... Frog Boy
Jeri La Shay ... Ellice (as Jeri LeShay)

Matt Malloy ... Toothy
Jeffrey Danneman ... Toothy
Jody Oliver ... Brainiac
Nick Roberts ... Platehead
Michael Rogen ... Man with 27 Noses
Sturgis Warner ... Frederick the Pinhead

Directed by
Frank Henenlotter 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Frank Henenlotter 

Produced by
James Glickenhaus .... executive producer
Edgar Ievins .... producer
Original Music by
Joe Renzetti 
Cinematography by
Robert M. Baldwin 
Film Editing by
Kevin Tent 
Makeup Department
Gabriel Bartalos .... special makeup effects artist
Barbara Anne Bock .... special makeup effects crew: special effects assistant
Andy Clement .... special makeup effects crew: special effects assistant
Gino Crognale .... special makeup effects crew: first assistant
Dan Frye .... makeup artist
Joel Harlow .... special makeup effects crew: special effects assistant
Bill Messina .... special makeup effects crew: special effects assistant
Nick Santeramo .... special makeup effects crew: special effects assistant
Paul Sciacca .... special makeup effects crew: special effects assistant
Production Management
Declan Baldwin .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ted Hope .... assistant director
Art Department
Wendy Jo Cohen .... props
Gary Levinson .... set designer
Sound Department
Paul Bang .... sound mixer
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
Sean O'Neil .... boom operator
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Robert Gann .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Dennis Hamelin .... optical layout
Al Magliochetti .... optical supervisor
Shelly Morrow .... optical assistant
Camera and Electrical Department
Rob Koch .... grip
Linda Phillips .... electrician
Casting Department
Meredith Jacobson .... local casting
Editorial Department
Michael Levine .... first assistant editor
Stan Sztaba .... negative cutter
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
Other crew
Howard S. Berger .... assistant location manager
Howard S. Berger .... assistant to director
Jeff Kushner .... production assistant
Dominic Marcus .... adr voice actor
Larry Meistrich .... location assistant

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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Finland:K-18 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Germany:18 (SPIO/JK) (DVD version) (uncut) | Germany:18 (cut) | UK:18 | UK:15 (DVD re-rating) (2012) | USA:R
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Did You Know?

One of the paper's headlines hanging on the wall in the editor's office reads "Woman's Severed Head Lives" and shows a still shot from the movie "The Brain that Wouldn't Die". Jason Evers, who plays the editor, starred in that film.See more »
Continuity: After a scene in the kitchen where Duane is wearing a blue shirt he turns to leave the room and is suddenly wearing a yellowish shirt during the last shot of the scene, which was clearly shot on at a different time on a different day. Not too long after the kitchen scene he is back to wearing the blue shirt.See more »
Susan:We're all of the same flesh, Duane.See more »
Movie Connections:
Dai Campi, Dai PrapiSee more »


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Second coming for Belial!, 8 November 2006
Author: Andy from Italy

If you have seen the first movie you'll probably be wondering how can another Basket Case movie be a continuation of the first! Well, it's easy enough, but I don't want to ruin your "surprise"!! Anyway it begins just from where the first end. Soon, just a matter of few minutes, you are introduced in a new character that will also link this one to its sequel: that's Granny Ruth, one of the most entertaining in the whole series! This little, mid-aged lady together with an girl help Duane and Belial to escape and shelter from the police, chasing them for the first movie's massacre! Soon you discover that they're not alone in Ruth's house: not only the girl helping Granny Ruth is there, but an entire freaks community! Seems like Duane and Belial found a family, but soon troubles arrive as a journalist discover the Bradley twins shelter! It's time for massacre again!

To be honest I found this one really entertaining, much more then the first one that was more like an"original" slasher movie! This time Gabe Bartalos give "tru life" to Belial, using an animatronic model instead of a still one animated in stop motion! It really looks great! Also the other freaks look really good, and there are really a lot! A social critic find place in this movie too: as Henenlotter did in all his movies, any "strange thing" you see here sounds like a metaphor of true life. So the freaks community been chased just for their "differences" from the mass seems to be a more intense and "intellectual" reading key for this movie, much more than you could have been thinking.

Crazy and really good special effects, technically much better than the average low budget movie, funny plot: it's got much more than you could expect from a movie of this kind!

I can't say if I prefer this one ore the next one, but sure this two are very different from the first Basket Case: here you will find true comedy painted in a gory way, but no suspense or thrills!

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