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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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Entertaining freakfest See more (38 total) »


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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?

David Emge, Steven in George A. Romero's 1978 walking dead epic Dawn of the Dead, plays the character Half MoonSee more »
Miscellaneous: In the ending credits the title of "Faust" 's aria "Dai campi, dai prati" is misspelled as "Dai campi, dai 'prapi'".See more »
Granny Ruth:I understand your pain, Belial, but ripping the faces off people may not be in your best interest.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in What's in the Basket? (2012)See more »
Dai Campi, Dai PrapiSee more »


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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining freakfest, 25 June 2002
Author: michaeldaly99 from Ireland

This first sequel to the original "Basket Case" sees the return of Duane (Kevin VanHentenryck, who is in all of the Basket Case movies), and this flick introduces Annie Ross as Granny Ruth, who gives a memorable performance, and returns for "Basket Case 3: The Progeny". This second entry in the series is not as gory as the first at all, but it has better acting, more freaks, and a cheesy attempt at a love story between Duane and Susan (Heather Rattray). The freaks can get annoying at times, and at one scene, I quote my friend who said, "Now it's just a bunch of freaks running around". I recommend this only if you have seen the first "Basket Case", and it's not as entertaining as either BC1 or BC3, but still I'm glad to have it in my collection. Also, it has the sex scene nobody wanted.....Be warned! 7/10

Rated 18s for horror violence and some gore, language, sex?!, and brief mild nudity

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