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Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  15 June 1990 (USA)
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The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken total control over the building of a media mogul.



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An army of malevolent little monsters take over a high-tech corporate skyscraper when a cute and intelligent exotic pet is exposed to water. The "Mogwai's" owner joins forces with the Trump-like head of the corporation to regain control. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Release Date:

15 June 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$50,000,000 (estimated)


$41,482,207 (USA)

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Did You Know?


At one point in the film, Joe Dante attempted to involve his audience in the story by making it seem as if the gremlins had taken over whatever theatre Gremlins 2 would be screened in. This sequence was inspired by a similar stunt in William Castle's The Tingler (1959). During his DVD commentary for this movie, Dante recalled that Warner Bros. wanted the sequence cut, as they were concerned the audience would believe the film actually had malfunctioned; test screening ultimately proved otherwise. However, the video version caused problems: Instead of film-breaking effects, the scene looked like a VHS malfunctioning. Many rental copies were returned as a result of this, and video mastering houses called the filmmakers to ask them if this was intentional. See more »


When Billy and Mr. Clamp come up with the idea to fool the Gremlins into thinking the sun has gone down, they say they'll set the clocks in the building forward at 4:20. But it's actually done at 3:55. See more »


Dr. Catheter: [after a gremlin drinks the brain formula] Easy boy, nice boy... Now listen to me, I could get you diseases... you'd like that, wouldn't you?
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the film, Bugs Bunny appears on top of the Warner Bros. logo as if he was in a Looney Tunes cartoon. Also, at the very end of the film, after the credits, Porky Pig says "That's all Folks!" as in a cartoon. In both cases, Daffy Duck attempts to steal their thunder, only for the animating staff to torment him into not sticking his beak in anymore. See more »


References Kamillions (1990) See more »


If You Could Read My Mind
Written by Gordon Lightfoot
Performed by Gordon Lightfoot
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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More references than a dictionary
4 January 2002 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Gremlins 2 is packed with laughs, special effects, and hundreds of movie references. Look closely to a lot of the background actions and one liners that come up in the movie. There are several references to famous movies that you might not catch the first time. Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Marathon Man, 42nd Street, Batman, and many others. The entire movie is one big laugh. A great movie to watch and take nothing serious.

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