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Scanners II: The New Order (1991)

R  |  Video  |   |  Action, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  28 June 1991 (USA)
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A scanner discovers a plot by renegade elements in the city government to take power with the help of evil scanners.

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Julie Vale
Yvan Ponton ...
Commander John Forrester
Isabelle Mejias ...
Alice Leonardo
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Doctor Morse
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Lt. Gelson
Murray Westgate ...
George Kellum
Doris Petrie ...
Susan Kellum
Dorothée Berryman ...
Mayor
Michael Rudder ...
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David Francis ...
Gruner
Stephen Zarou ...
Walter
Tom Harvey ...
Chief Stokes
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Convenience Store Thug
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Good and evil scanners combatting when a crooked politician schemes to gain control of a major city. Scanners are people who, because their mothers had taken a certain drug during pregnancy, have acquired telepathic powers. One scanner escapes from a mental center and is hired by the politician to use his powers to gain control of others minds, and then, their actions. Written by Ørnås

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He can make you do anything...if he puts his mind to it. See more »

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for strong violence and graphic sci-fi action | See all certifications »

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28 June 1991 (USA)  »

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Agyfürkészők 2. - Az új rendszer  »

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CAD 5,000,000 (estimated)
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Quotes

Peter Drak: [Is shining with a flashlight in David's eyes, which disorientates him] Hey, Davy. Time for a little one on one.
David Kellum: We're both scanners, Drak. Why help them? They're just gonna use you and throw you away, you know it, you told me!
Peter Drak: What are you gonna do Dave, be my best friend?
[grins]
Peter Drak: [unleashes scanner attacks on David]
David Kellum: We can work together, all of us. Protect each other. Put our powers to some decent use.
Peter Drak: I like this use.
[throws David against the wall with scanner powers]
Peter Drak: Power doesn't make you ...
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Mind to Mind
Written by Aldo Nova & Marty Simon
Performed by Alan Jordan
Courtesy of ATV Music / Polygram Music Publishing Inc. & Las Éditions Offenbach
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A great sequel to the original
13 April 2002 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Scanners II was released in the late 80's or early 90's, it was one of the last true low budget horror films before my town turned into big budget studio depot for films. Scanners II is both visually stunning with some great opening shots of Montreal and has a great comic book style plot. Yeah sure the connection to the first Scanners was kinda cheesy in execution, but this film is alot faster in pace and has more action than the very slow paced Scanners. The FX by Mike Smithson are great and very realistic before our dependence to all that is CGI. But overall the performances are good but nothing to write home about. Overall Scanners II has good cinematography and a clever little story of world domination to entertain fans as well as the casual viewer. I suggest to anyone to check it out and be totally entertained for 100 minutes.


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