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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.

Director:

(as Harry Bromley-Davenport)

Writers:

(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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Part Alien. Part Predator. All Terror. 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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Release Date:

1 March 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Xtro 2: The Second Encounter  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In an interview director Harry Bromley Davenport said star Jan-Michael Vincent was extremely difficult to work with. Vincent didn't care about the film and thus didn't memorize his lines. Davenport was then forced to feed every line to him while filming each scene. 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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A tedious sequel to an oddball original
17 December 2012 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

The original Xtro was a British sci-fi horror film from the early 80's. It was very silly indeed but pretty original and strange. I guess you could describe it as a minor cult movie. Its director, Harry Davenport, returned almost a decade later to make an American sequel called, perhaps unsurprisingly, Xtro II. This one is only vaguely related to the previous film at best. It's set in an underground military laboratory that is experimenting with travelling to other dimensions. They send a swat team to one such place, it's disastrous and one of the team returns only for an aggressive alien to burst out of her stomach and escape into the facility. The remaining personnel must avoid being torn apart by the monster.

It should be clear from the synopsis that this flick owes a fair bit to Alien. But the truth is that this one isn't even nearly as good as the uneven original Xtro, far less Ridley Scott's master-work. Probably the single biggest problem is the location. Almost all films set in confined military bases are usually tedious and terrible. The limited sets are good for a low budget but very boring. This one is no exception with lots of dark corridors and very little variety. The movie stars Jan-Michael 'Airwolf' Vincent. He's not very good and puts in a thoroughly disinterested performance.

Overall, very forgettable.


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