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Xtro II: The Second Encounter (1990)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1 March 1991 (USA)
Military scientists discover an alternate dimension and, subsequently, aliens with an appetite for human flesh.

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(as Harry Bromley-Davenport)

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(screenplay), (screenplay) (as Steven Lister) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Ron Shepherd
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Dr. Alex Summerfield
Tara Buckman ...
Dr. Julie Casserly
Jano Frandsen ...
McShane
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Baines
W.F. Wadden ...
Jedburg
Rolf Reynolds ...
Zunoski
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Mancini
Bob Wilde ...
Secretary Kenmore
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Tracy Westerholm ...
Marshall
Gerry Nairn ...
Ford
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Medic Council
Michael Metcalfe ...
Dawson
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Hoffman
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Storyline

Scientists at a secret underground complex have found a way to travel to another dimension. Three dimension-travelers are the first to go through the gate - but are soon attacked by something that interrupts the communication with the control room. This horrible something uses the gate to travel back to the underground complex. Most of the staff are evacuated, except four heavily-armed soldiers and Dr. Casserly and Dr. Summerfield who just can't stand each other... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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It feels nothing... it fears nothing... there is no escape. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sci-fi/horror violence and for language. | See all certifications »
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1 March 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Xtro 2: The Second Encounter  »

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Trivia

Director Harry Bromley Davenport has stated that he personally hates this film and only made it for money because somehow he retained the rights to the name Xtro. See more »

Quotes

Zunoski: Dying's not so bad. We'll be back in a new body before you know it.
Dr. Julie Casserly: Yeah? Well, I just got this one in shape.
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"I'm Going' Back for the Gun."
13 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen all of the "Alien" films. I loved the "Alien" films. But the one I loved best was "Aliens", partly because of James Cameron's brilliant writing and directing, but mostly because I loved the guns. Oh, the guns! The M41-A Pulse Rifle rocked, but even better than that was the mighty Smartgun. I am a "connoisseur" of Alien ripoffs. So naturally, when I heard that this movie had a smartgun-like weapon in it, my response was, of course, "where can I find this movie?" After searching I finally came across it, and popped it in my DVD player.

Wow.

This movie absolutely blew me away with its unrelenting "Aliens"-style tense action, but mostly I was pleasantly surprised to find not only a smartgun-like weapon, but a near perfect smartgun replica! I was practically vibrating in my seat when I saw that thing fire.

But aside from the gun, I generally enjoyed the movie. It didn't have a "feel-good" happy- skippy ending, but it didn't have a "everyone dies" ending, which I appreciate (though the ending does confuse me a bit...) The creature design was brilliant. In all the "Alien" ripoffs I've seen, (besides the later "Alien Lockdown", which is more of a PredAlien anyways) this by far had the best creature. It even did the famous "headbite", but with its whole head! Altogether, I enjoyed this movie more than "Alien Resurrection" and "Alien 3 " combined.

Overall, I recommend this movie if you are a fan of "Alien" ripoffs, and have the patience for a bit of wooden acting.


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