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Child's Play 2 (1990)

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Chucky's back as the doll possessed by the soul of a serial killer, butchering all who stand in his way of possessing the body of a boy.

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Andy Barclay has been placed in a foster home after the tragic events of the first film, since his mother was committed. In an attempt to save their reputation, the manufacturers of Chucky reconstruct the killer doll, to prove to the public that nothing was wrong with it in the first place. In doing so, they also bring the soul of serial killer Charles Lee Ray back to life. As Chucky tries to locate Andy, the body count rises. Will Andy be able to escape, or will Chucky succeed in possessing his body? Written by Phil Fernando

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Look out Jack! Chucky's back! See more »


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9 November 1990 (USA)  »

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Brinquedo Assassino 2  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$28,501,605 (USA)
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Trivia

According to commentary by writer Don Mancini on the DVD of the first film, the reason the rest of the "Child's Play" films are released by Universal instead of MGM/UA (despite the first film being highly successful for them), was that United Artists was about to be bought out by a company that wanted to abstain to a "family friendly" slate of films. The property was then gladly sold to Universal. Ironically, Qintex, the company that made the bid to purchase United Artists, dropped the deal not long after the film set up shop somewhere else. See more »

Goofs

Many times in the film, it's obvious that Chucky is inactive and not alive, yet supposed to be. When he falls to the floor beside the photocopier, for instance, it's obvious he is off and inactive and just a "doll." See more »

Quotes

Kyle: It's not the end of the world.
Andy Barclay: But they're gonna send me away.
Kyle: You'll be okay.
Andy Barclay: Where will I go?
Kyle: Andy, I lived with dozens of different families. And they always seem to send me away just when I'm getting comfortable. But you know what?
Andy Barclay: What?
Andy Barclay: Everytime it happens, it just makes me stronger. Because it reminds me that the only one I can count on is myself. Okay? And now you have to learn that. I know it sounds tough, but you'll deal with it.
Andy Barclay: It doesn't matter - wherever I go, Chucky'll find me.
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New China
Written and Performed by Vox Populi International
Produced by John Stanley
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Chucky is back with a vengeance...pretty fair sequel for horror fans...
29 December 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Chucky is one of those dolls that can't stay dead, still inhabited by an evil spirit. The little boy he turned into an orphan is leaving the clinic now that he's over the traumatic situation (or so the head of the clinic tells his adoptive parents). His adoptive parents take him home and you know things aren't going to settle down when a Chucky doll drops from the top shelf of a closet he's exploring.

The evil Chucky doll finds his way to the household, switches places with the toy doll and buries it, setting the stage for things to come. Credibility really is strained by the time we get to the schoolroom scene where Chucky has followed the boy to school, lands magically in his classroom and manages to start trouble between the boy and the teacher, who subsequently gets killed by Chucky after the boy has climbed out a window. Takes quite an imagination to think of these plot lines, but when the imagination runs wild plausibility begins to suffer.

Following the schoolhouse segment, the bizarre incidents keep piling up as Chucky gets away with more and more havoc and no one believes the boy is telling the truth--just as in the original.

None of the incidents are as startling or as well staged as in CHILD'S PLAY, but it still manages to hold the interest with some original touches tinged with fright and a weird sense of humor. Especially good are the effects toward the end when Chucky holds the spunky adopted girl and boy captive as the story speeds toward an ending in the toy factory. The factory sequence has some grotesque chills as one of the workers gets caught up in the doll machinery and Chucky himself suffers quite a few "happenings" at the toy factory before he's liquidated by the boy.

Entertaining nonsense despite the strain on credibility.


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