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5 October 1990 (USA) See more »
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Look who's back See more »
Plot:
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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A doctor killin', face rippin', freak exploitin' good time! See more (38 total) »

Cast

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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
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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
Paul P. Soucek .... sound effects editor
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)
 
Location Management
Howard S. Berger .... assistant location manager
Larry Meistrich .... location assistant
 
Other crew
Howard S. Berger .... assistant to director
Jeff Kushner .... production assistant
Dominic Marcus .... adr voice actor
 

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90 min
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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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David Emge, Steven in George A. Romero's 1978 walking dead epic Dawn of the Dead, plays the character Half MoonSee more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Phil pulls out his gun and backs toward the storeroom door, there's a plug in the barrel of the gun.See more »
Quotes:
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.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Dai Campi, Dai PrapiSee more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A doctor killin', face rippin', freak exploitin' good time!, 4 October 2002
Author: Cowman (cowman777@hotmail.com) from The Mitten State, USA

Henenlotter's long-awaited (no, really!) follow-up to the 1982 classic BASKET CASE received mixed reactions among horror/gore fanatics everywhere. Many people hated this movie, because they felt the big budget and intentional laughs ruined the campy spirit of the original. Others loved BASKET CASE 2, because they just couldn't get enough of that cute little monstrosity Belial Bradley. I happen to be of the latter category.

BC2 picks up right where the original left off: hanging from the sign of the Hotel Broslin. The twins survive the fall and are hospitalized, and their existence becomes the most hyped-up story in the media. Seeking refuge from the cruel outside world, our heroes end up becoming the newest addition to Granny Ruth's house of "unique individuals", a place where they are kept safely sheltered and their whereabouts remain a secret to the public. Oh yeah, the house is also chock full of dozens of friendly freaks, including a female version of Belial named Eve.

This entry certainly has a much different feel than the original BASKET CASE, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. The story is clever and stays true to the Bradley history as explained in the first movie. The special effects and make-up are simply fantastic--Belial looks more sinister than ever! Also, added to the parade of freakish monsters and gory murders is a delicately interwoven, good-natured sense of humor that somehow fits well with the rest of the film. Kudos to Frank Henenlotter, and kudos to the rest of the cast and crew, who all did an outstanding job.

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