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Gremlins 2: The New Batch -- The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken total control over the building of a media mogul.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Chris Columbus (characters)
Charles S. Haas (written by)
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Release Date:
15 June 1990 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Take Your Batch to See the New Batch. See more »
Plot:
The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken total control over the building of a media mogul. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
More Humor Makes This A More Appealing Gremlins Film See more (137 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Zach Galligan ... Billy Peltzer

Phoebe Cates ... Kate Beringer

John Glover ... Daniel Clamp

Robert Prosky ... Grandpa Fred

Robert Picardo ... Forster

Christopher Lee ... Doctor Catheter

Haviland Morris ... Marla Bloodstone

Dick Miller ... Murray Futterman
Jackie Joseph ... Sheila Futterman

Gedde Watanabe ... Mr. Katsuji

Keye Luke ... Mr. Wing

Kathleen Freeman ... Microwave Marge
Don Stanton ... Martin
Dan Stanton ... Lewis
Shawn Nelson ... Wally

Archie Hahn ... Forster's Technician

Leslie Neale ... Forster's Technician

Ron Fassler ... Forster's Technician

Time Winters ... Forster's Technician
Heather Haase ... Yogurt Jerk
Jason Presson ... Alex the Yogurt Jerk
Lisa Mende ... Yogurt Customer

Patrika Darbo ... Yogurt Customer

Jerry Goldsmith ... Yogurt Customer
Rick Ducommun ... Clamp Center Security Guard

John Capodice ... Fire Chief

Belinda Balaski ... Movie Theatre Mom
Nicky Rose ... Movie Theatre Kid

Paul Bartel ... Theatre Manager

Kenneth Tobey ... Projectionist
Heidi Kempf ... TV Reporter (as Heidi Kemp)
Eric Shawn ... TV Reporter

Michael Salort ... TV Reporter
Frank P. Ryan ... Cop
Diane Sainte-Marie ... TV Reporter at Wing's
Kristi Witker ... TV Anchor in Bar

Sarah Lilly ... Reporter in Lobby
Vladimir Bibic ... Taxi Driver
Page Hannah ... Tour Guide #1
Liz Pryor ... Tour Guide #2

Raymond Cruz ... Messenger

Julia Sweeney ... Peggy
Jeff Swanson ... Forster's Assistant
Charles S. Haas ... Casper (as Charlie Haas)
Dale Swann ... Clamp Center Surveillance Supervisor
Gray Daniels ... TV Cameraman
Stéphanie Menuez ... Betty
Jacque Lynn Colton ... Lady at Elevator
May Quigley ... Hallway Employee
Anthony Winters ... Hallway Employee

Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Fireman

Dean Norris ... S.W.A.T. Team Leader
Saachiko ... Newsstand Lady

John Astin ... Janitor

Henry Gibson ... Employee fired for Smoking

Leonard Maltin ... Himself

Hulk Hogan ... Himself

Dick Butkus ... Himself

Bubba Smith ... Himself

Howie Mandel ... Gizmo (voice)

Tony Randall ... Brain Gremlin (voice)

Frank Welker ... Mohawk (voice)
Kirk R. Thatcher ... Gremlins (voice) (as Kirk Thatcher)
Mark Dodson ... Gremlins (voice)

Neil Ross ... Announcer (voice)
Jeff Bergman ... Bugs Bunny / Daffy Duck (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joe Dante ... Grandpa Fred Director / Beanie Gremlin / Wicked Witch Gremlin (voice) (uncredited)
Mark Monto ... Clamp Employee (uncredited)
Brian Penikas ... Singing Gremlin Triplets (uncredited)

Michael Sheehan ... Special Vocal Effects (voice) (uncredited)

Sylvester Stallone ... John J. Rambo (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Joe Dante 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Chris Columbus (characters)

Charles S. Haas (written by) (as Charlie Haas)

Produced by
Rick Baker .... co-producer
Michael Finnell .... producer
Kathleen Kennedy .... executive producer
Frank Marshall .... executive producer
Steven Spielberg .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
John Hora (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Kent Beyda 
 
Casting by
Glenn Daniels 
Marion Dougherty 
 
Production Design by
James H. Spencer  (as James Spencer)
 
Art Direction by
Joseph P. Lucky  (as Joe Lucky)
 
Set Decoration by
John H. Anderson 
 
Costume Design by
Rosanna Norton 
 
Makeup Department
Norman Cabrera .... special makeup effects artist: Rick Baker Cinovation
Erin Koplow .... special makeup effects artist (as Erin Brasfield)
Matt Rose .... special makeup effects artist
Brian Wade .... special makeup effects artist: Rick Baker/Cinovation
Eddie Yang .... special makeup effects artist
Bob Smithson .... production assistant: Cinovation, Inc. (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Phil Rawlins .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Victor Hsu .... first assistant director
B. Scott Senechal .... second assistant director (as Scott Senechal)
James H. Spencer .... second unit director (as James Spencer)
 
Art Department
John Berger .... set designer
Marjorie Coster .... props
Michael Muscarella .... construction coordinator
Greg Papalia .... set designer
Aaron Sims .... lead painter
Dawn Snyder .... set designer
Tom Southwell .... conceptual artist
Mark Sparks .... propmaker
Chris Walas .... original character designer: Gizmo
 
Sound Department
Ron Bartlett .... sound editor
Michael J. Benavente .... sound editor
John S. Coffey .... sound mixer: second unit
Teresa Eckton .... sound editor
Christopher Flick .... foley editor
Warren Hamilton Jr. .... sound editor
Ken King .... production sound mixer
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert J. Litt .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark A. Mangini .... sound effects
Oscar Mitt .... assistant sound editor
Stephen Purvis .... adr editor (as Steve Purvis)
David Schneider .... cable person
Solange S. Schwalbe .... foley editor
George Simpson .... sound editor
David E. Stone .... sound effects
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
Douglas Vaughan .... boom operator
David Williams .... sound editor
Vanessa Theme Ament .... foley artist (uncredited)
Jack Keller .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Steve Lee .... sound effects librarian (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Mike Arbios .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Grant Arndt .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Grant Arndt .... sculptor: crew effects crew, Cinovation (as Grant Ardnt)
Brent Baker .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Rick Baker .... special effects supervisor
Gabriel Bartalos .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Michael Bastings .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Jack Bricker .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Matt J. Britton .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Sheri Brooks .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Norman Cabrera .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Bill Corso .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Barry Crane .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Chuck Crisafulli .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Daniel Crosby .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Jon Dawe .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Kelle DeForrest .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Roberto dePalma .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Glen Eisner .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Mike Elizalde .... puppeteer
Nicholas J. Esposto .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Gwen Everman .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Yuri Everson .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Jose Fernandez .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Steve Frakes .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Erick Geisler .... creature painter
Celeste Contois Gitthens .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Kim Graham .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Claudia Hardy .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Sarkis Hardy .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Jurgen Heimann .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Tom Hester .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Guy Himber .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Thomas R. Homsher .... special effects technician
Steven James .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Mike Jolly .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Andrew Kenworthy .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
David Kindlon .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Erin Koplow .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio (as Erin Brasfield)
Eryn Krueger Mekash .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio (as Eryn Krueger)
Tim Lawrence .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Jim Leonard .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
John Lundberg .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Cathy MacDonald .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Leonard MacDonald .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Karen Mason .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Mary Mason .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
J.C. Matalon .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Dave Matherly .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
James McLoughlin .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Jim McPherson .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Jim McPherson .... sculptor: George character
Mike Measimer .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Hal Miles .... stop motion animation technician
Bart Mixon .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Bart Mixon .... creature shop supervisor
Phil Notaro .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Marian Olsen .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Matt Olsen .... special effects crew
Joey Orosco .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Brian Penikas .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
David Penikas .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Nancy A. Perkins .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Dan Platt .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Zandra Platzek .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Sally Ray .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Tanya Ridenour .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Dwight Roberts .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Matt Rose .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Wayne Rose .... special effects crew
Terence 'Doc' Popolo Rubbio .... special effects crew
Johnnie Saiko .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Andy Schoneberg .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Russell Seifert .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Mark Setrakian .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Aaron Sims .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Steve Sleap .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Juliann M. Smith .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Heidi Snyder .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Greg Solomon .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Michiko Tagawa .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Patrick Tantalo .... special effects
Marc Tyler .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Brian Wade .... creature effects crew
Steve Wang .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Steve Wang .... special effects supervisor
Karen Westerfield .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Diana Allen Williams .... puppeteer
Mark Bryan Wilson .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Eddie Yang .... creature crew: Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio
Richard Miranda .... puppeteer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Craig Barron .... visual effects supervisor: Matte World
Mike Chambers .... visual effects coordinator: Apogee
Thierry Coup .... model maker
Krystyna Demkowicz .... executive in charge of production: Matte World
Christopher Duddy .... visual effects
Jammie Friday .... animator: VCE, Inc.
Paul Gentry .... director of photography: miniatures
Brian Griffin .... optical line-up
Peter Kuran .... visual effects animation
Dennis Michelson .... visual effects supervisor
Michael Pangrazio .... matte artist supervisor
Brett B. White .... visual effects assistant cameraman
Jim Aupperle .... visual effects: blue screen photography/plate supervision (uncredited)
Yancy Calzada .... stop-motion armatures and animation (uncredited)
Albert Whitlock .... matte consultant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Mike H. McGaughy .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William L. Asman .... camera operator: "a" camera
Roy Bean .... video assist operator
Andrew Cooper .... still photographer
Michael B. Corbett .... lighting technician
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician
Michael Shanman .... lighting board operator
David Tolsky .... second assistant camera
Alex Rodriguez .... second assistant chief lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Chuck Jones .... opening and closing animation sequences
Mark Setrakian .... animatronic designer
 
Casting Department
Jimmy Jue .... extras casting
Douglas Wright .... casting coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Elizabeth Still .... on-set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Thomas Calderon .... assistant editor
Wilt Henderson .... first assistant editor
Ron Lambert .... color timer
 
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator: source music
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Robert Fernandez .... music scoring mixer
Kenneth Hall .... music editor
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Fred Steiner .... orchestrator: cartoon music
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn
 
Transportation Department
Robert Neilson .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
William Bowling .... location manager
Jurgen Heimann .... creature designer
Lonzo Jones .... production assistant
Paul J. Memmi .... translator
Dan Platt .... crew member
Karen Shaw .... production coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gremlins 2" - International (English title) (short title), USA (original script title)
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Runtime:
106 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby SR (35 mm prints)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Canada:14A | Canada:G (Régie du Cinéma Québec) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-12 | France:U | Germany:12 | Iceland:10 | Iceland:12 (video rating) | Netherlands:6 | Netherlands:6 (DVD) | Norway:10 (original rating) | Norway:11 (video rating) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | Sweden:11 | UK:12 (original rating) | UK:12 (re-rating) (2005) | UK:15 (video rating) (1991) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #30326) | West Germany:12 (nf)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Cameo: [Charles S. Haas](The screenwriter) as Casper, Dr. Catheter's assistant.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Daniel Clamp makes an appearance in Billy Peltzer's office block, he walks off to the right to some kind of desk and a black man extends his hand to offer to shake it and when it cuts to a shot of Clamp reaching the desk, not only is he in a different position but the black man has vanished and is replaced by a white woman.See more »
Quotes:
[News reporters are being kept out of the Clamp building by the New York City Police]
Heidi Kempf:Look, officer. Just let us in there. We'll take the responsibility.
Cop:Forget it, lady. Most of the people are out of there now.
Eric Shawn:Well, then what's in there. I've been to Beirut.
Cop:Yeah? I'll bet they miss you there.
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Movie Connections:
References King Kong (1933)See more »
Soundtrack:
Touch MeSee more »

FAQ

Is "Gremlins 2" based on a book?
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
Why is there a female gremlin? I thought they didn't have genders.
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30 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
More Humor Makes This A More Appealing Gremlins Film, 14 April 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

When this came out, it was an amazing movie because these Gremlin creatures looked so lifelike. They still look pretty real. What I like best about this film is that it took the hard edge off the first one and made it more of a comedy. To me, this sequel was more entertaining than the first film and one I would watch a lot more times.

There are so many jokes and wild scenes in here it would many viewings to catch them all. For movie buffs, it's especially fun with all the references to other films in here.

However, it should be pointed out that there are still plenty of scenes where the gremlins are nasty and attack people, so the film is still horror-like in that respect. It may be played for comedic purposes, but these creatures are anything but friendly. In other words, there is still a bit of a hard edge in here for people who want that.

After three viewings of this film over the years, the only person who wore thin on me was John Glover's character, "Daniel Clamp," an obvious Donald Trump-imitation but grossly overacted by Glover. He winds up just being too silly.

Phoebe Cates and Zach Galligan reprise their roles as the cute, small-town, wholesome (despite not being married, however) couple who live together who, of course, know all about these gremlins.

It was nice to see Jackie Joseph (of the original "Little Shop Of Horrors") again as well as some other well-known characters such as Christopher Lee, Robert Prosky, Dick Miller and Keye Luke.

The film just flies by, which tells you it's entertaining.

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