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Scanners II: The New Order (1991)

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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Peter Drak (as Raoul Trujillo)
Vlasta Vrana ...
Lt. Gelson
Murray Westgate ...
George Kellum
Doris Petrie ...
Susan Kellum
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Mayor
Michael Rudder ...
Feck
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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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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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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The milk factory "Minotti Milk Products" is named after Nicola Minotti, the film's production accountant. See more »

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?
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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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Features Operation Wolf (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Nothing can stop us now
Written by Marty Simon & Aldo Nova
Performed by Laury Shedler & Alan Jordan
Courtesy of Polygram Music Publishing Inc.
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What's to hate about Scanners?
26 March 2002 | by (Portland, OR.) – See all my reviews

I have always love the film Scanners and have always loved David Cronenberg, but after Deadringers, I always felt he started to go downhill from a wonderful ride in the horror genre. Scanners was one of his best in his early period, when he was working from original screenplays and wasn't in an adaptation funk at all (ie., Naked Lunch, M. Butterfly and Crash). It was a promising plotline and was very entertaining. It has also become a cult classic. So when I saw this sequel when it first came out, I didn't think it would be as good as it is.

I'll spare you the plotline since you've undoubtably have read the other reviews, but I will comment on the films structure. It works surprisingly well considering the original didn't leave much for a sequel like this one. If one were to truly look at the first film for a sequel, the likely route would have been to have the main characters be on the run from the secret corporate organizations (a plotline used in Firestarter) which could lead to a very boring and predictable outcome. But this film was made ten years later and the plotline ideas can have new twists and it is this factor that makes this film a success.

The opening ropes you in by the way it mimics the opening to the original--homeless, drifting Scanner losses mind in public and gets corralled by the guys in shades and trenchcoats. But its different from the original opening in that Scanners 2 opens with the vagabond Scanner screaming at the city in agony as the mental voices of the population invade his extrasensory mind and drive him crazy. It would be like an itch you can't scratch. I liked this aspect of the opening and it made me realize the filmmaker was a huge fan of the first film. It proved he wanted to be true to the first film and not just make another sequel in name only. The plot device of making the Scanners junkies to mind suppressing drugs was another excellent addition. It further proves the filmmaker's desire to make a good sequel.

If you loved the first film, you have to give this one a try. It is very entertaining, great character development and delivers in the gore factor department.


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