Scanners II: The New Order (1991)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Vale
Yvan Ponton ...
Commander John Forrester
Isabelle Mejias ...
Alice Leonardo
Doctor Morse
Peter Drak (as Raoul Trujillo)
Lt. Gelson
Murray Westgate ...
George Kellum
Doris Petrie ...
Susan Kellum
Dorothée Berryman ...
Michael Rudder ...
David Francis ...
Stephen Zarou ...
Tom Harvey ...
Chief Stokes
Convenience Store Thug


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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5 seconds: They control your mind. 10 seconds: The pain begins. 15 seconds: You scream for mercy. See more »


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

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Release Date:

28 June 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agyfürkészők 2. - Az új rendszer  »

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CAD 5,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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The makeup and effects supervisors from the original film were asked to participate but were unavailable. See more »


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?
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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References Something About Love (1988) See more »


Nothing can stop us now
Written by Marty Simon & Aldo Nova
Performed by Laury Shedler & Alan Jordan
Courtesy of Polygram Music Publishing Inc. & Las Éditions Offenbach / ATV Music
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Loved it! Should become a cult classic, in time.
10 February 2000 | by (Jonesboro, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

As B movies go, it was well above average (I warn the reader now that I may reveal certain key elements of the plot or other parts of the movie, although I am trying to minimise any such tendency). As sequels usually go, it was utterly fantastic(despite a "cookie cutter" approach to trying to copy certain elements from the original movie verbatum. Despite this sometimes tedious tendency, it seemed to work in this particular film, so long as the viewer could divorce his attention from comparisons to the original "Scanners").

The movie was similar in ways to the "Superman" series, in terms of the main character's description of his early childhood and relationship with his parents (who seemed modelled along the same lines as the Kents in the "Superman" stories) and the theme of a morally pure hero possessed of extraordinary powers from an early age, etc. The depiction of profound feelings of alienation of prodigious or otherwise non-conforming children, adolescents and/or adults was a theme which reminded me of films such as "Real Genius", and (to a more superficial degree) "Doctor Mordrid" and struck a particularly strong chord.

The film had a positive message, and was fun to watch. I found some of the insights and accuracy (in terms of depiction of certain aspects of paranormal experiences) fascinating, and even profoundly touching at times. These moments occasionally appeared from among all of the great formula-driven schlock and gratuitous sex(uality, in this case, as the sexual elements were tastefully done) and violence that makes B movies (or Shakespearian plays, for that matter!) so much fun to watch!

This is a must watch for all comic book, Sci-fi, "remote viewing" enthusiasts, and horror fans! With the right exposure in the right circles, the film could develop quite a cult following, along with the original "Scanners".

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