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Release Date:
28 June 1991 (USA) See more »
He can make you do anything...if he puts his mind to it. See more »
A scanner discovers a plot by renegade elements in the city government to take power with the help of evil scanners. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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David Hewlett ... David Kellum

Deborah Raffin ... Julie Vale
Yvan Ponton ... Commander John Forrester
Isabelle Mejias ... Alice Leonardo

Tom Butler ... Doctor Morse

Raoul Max Trujillo ... Peter Drak (as Raoul Trujillo)

Vlasta Vrana ... Lt. Gelson
Murray Westgate ... George Kellum
Doris Petrie ... Susan Kellum
Dorothée Berryman ... Mayor
Michael Rudder ... Feck
David Francis ... Gruner
Stephen Zarou ... Walter
Tom Harvey ... Chief Stokes

Jason Cavalier ... Convenience Store Thug

Russell Yuen ... Convenience Store Thug
Dawn Tyler Watson ... Cashier

Tyrone Benskin ... Store Owner
Perry Schneiderman ... Karman Lucret

John Walsh ... Lucret's Bodyguard
Barbara Jones ... Reporter
Mark Hellman ... Reporter
Al Vandecruys ... Reporter
Michael McGill ... Milk Murderer
Dorian Joe Clark ... Yancy

Carl Alacchi ... Degenerate Scanners
Kevin Fenlon ... Degenerate Scanners

Simone-Élise Girard ... Degenerate Scanners
Ais Snyder ... Degenerate Scanners
Paul Stewart ... Scanner Cell Orderly
Victoria Barkoff ... Nurse

Mark Camacho ... Paramedic
Philip Spensley ... Mayor's Butler
Victor Knight ... Vet School Prof.
Claire Rodger ... Press Agent
Minor Mustain ... Video Arcade Guard
Thomas Dane ... Morse Inst. Guard

Jean Frenette ... Morse Inst. Guard
Yves Langlois ... Morse Inst. Guard

Richard Zeman ... Policeman

Roy T. Anderson ... Policeman

David Rigby ... Policeman
Paul Rutledge ... Policeman

Anthony Ulc ... Policeman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Berry ... TV Anchorman (uncredited)

René Malo ... Doctor in Hospital Hallway (uncredited)

Directed by
Christian Duguay 
Writing credits
David Cronenberg (characters)

B.J. Nelson (written by)

Produced by
Tom Berry .... co-executive producer
Pierre David .... executive producer
René Malo .... producer
Rénald Paré .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Marty Simon 
Cinematography by
Rodney Gibbons 
Film Editing by
Yves Langlois 
Casting by
Rosina Bucci 
Anne Tait 
Production Design by
Richard Tassé 
Costume Design by
Lyse Bédard  (as Lyse Bedard)
Makeup Department
Kristina Birkmayer .... special makeup effects coordinator: Shadowworks
Djina Caron .... makeup artist
Charles Carter .... special makeup effects artist
Roxy D'Alonzo .... special makeup effects artist
Bill Forsche .... special makeup effects artist
Erin Koplow .... cosmetics (as Erin Brasfield)
Alex Lambert .... assistant makeup artist
Michael Maddi .... prosthetics makeup artist (as Mike 'Mad Dog' Maddi)
Mark Maitre .... creature effects sculptor
Serge Morache .... key hair stylist
Mike Smithson .... special makeup effects supervisor: Shadoworks
Bob Smithson .... special makeup effects puppeteer: Shadoworks, Inc. (uncredited)
Production Management
Robert D. Morais .... production manager
Geoffrey Patenaude .... unit manager (as Geoff Patenaude)
John Rainey .... production supervisor
Pierre Thériault .... production manager
Kathy Wolf .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Felix Gray .... second assistant director
David Joseph .... third assistant director
Claude Morin .... trainee assistant director
Michael A. Williams .... first assistant director (as Michael Williams)
Art Department
Guy Blouin .... carpenter
Anthony Bourgouin .... art department swing (as Anthony Bourgoin)
Amy Burt .... assistant set dresser
Daniel Carpentier .... assistant set dresser
Hélène Carrière .... carpenter
Monique Desnoyers .... props on set
Mario Dionne .... scenic painter
Marilou Esguerra .... carpenter
James Ferris .... head carpenter
Lucie Fournier .... head painter
Martine Giguère-Kazemirchuk .... head carpenter (as Martine Giguère)
Sylvain Gingras .... set dresser
François Giroux .... art department swing
Christian Lafortune .... props
Guy Laplaine .... art department swing
Marc LeClerc .... carpenter
Julie Poirier .... carpenter
Dennis Proulx .... art department swing
Robert Reid .... set dresser
Luc Savoie .... storyboard artist
Ann Smart .... assistant set dresser
Krista Steeves .... art department coordinator
Diane Trépanier .... carpenter
Luc Turcotte .... scenic painter
Pierre Vanasse .... lead swing
Wayne Vickers .... art department swing
Sound Department
Jon Archer .... dialogue editor
Tim Archer .... sound re-recording mixer
Rob Bertola .... sound effects editor
Gary Daprato .... foley artist
Rick Ellis .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Foster .... adr editor
Steve Foster .... adr recording mixer
Brian Gardiner .... boom operator
Terry Gordica .... adr editor
Dennis Hill .... foley recordist
Christopher Hutton .... sound effects designer
Eric Lambi .... assistant sound editor
Michel Lorion .... sound recordist
Richard Nichol .... additional sound recordist
Mike Palozzi .... post-production sound
James Ryckman .... sound effects designer (as Jamie Ryckman)
Dan Sexton .... sound effects editor
John Sievert .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Ryal Cosgrove .... special effects coordinator
Steve Frakes .... mechanical effects
Chris Gilmore .... physical effects
Ralph Miller III .... mechanical effects
Visual Effects by
Mathieu Dalbec .... restoration artist
Serge Langlois .... optical effects supervisor
Pierre Provost .... optical effects supervisor
Roy T. Anderson .... stunts (as Roy Anderson)
Thomas Dane .... stunts
Marc Désourdy .... stunts
Yves Fournier .... stunts
Jean Frenette .... stunts
Jamie Jones .... stunts
Yves Langlois .... stunts
Gilbert Larose Jr. .... stunts (as Gilbert Larose)
Stéphane Lefebvre .... stunts
Cotton Mather .... stunts
David McKeown .... stunts
Minor Mustain .... stunts
Michel Pilon .... stunts
Alison Reid .... stunts
David Rigby .... stunts
Paul Rutledge .... stunts
Michael Scherer .... stunts (as Michael Sherer)
Vilhelm Vegh .... stunts
John Walsh .... stunt coordinator
John Walsh .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Georges Archambault .... camera operator
Benoit Boivin .... electrician
Claude Boulet .... additional grip
Jean-François Bourassa .... key grip
Stephen S. Campanelli .... additional Steadicam operator (as Steve Campanelli)
René Daigle .... additional camera operator
René Daigle .... first assistant camera
Christian Duguay .... Steadicam operator
Eames Gagnon .... lighting technician
Robert Lacerte .... electrician
Pierluigi Piredda .... second assistant camera
Daniel Quirion .... grip
Pierre Rancourt .... first electrician
Ted William Ross .... electrician
Carlo Secchiaroli .... best boy grip
Bill St. John .... second assistant camera
Keith Young .... additional assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elaine Ethier .... head dresser
Françoise Lecours .... dresser
Editorial Department
Jacques Bournival .... editing consultant
Claudette Champagne .... negative cutter
Gerda Gerke .... negative cutter
Caroline Grisé .... post-production coordinator
Diane Leroux .... negative cutter
Hildegarde Schaefer .... negative cutter
Vladimir Zabransky .... color timer
Music Department
Margot Glatt .... music production coordinator
Paul Northfield .... music producer
Paul Northfield .... music recordist
Marty Simon .... music producer
Transportation Department
Jacques Arcouette .... vehicle coordinator (as Jacques Arquette)
David Leblanc .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Katherine Bardo .... production secretary
Andrew Campbell .... weapons coordinator
Céline Daignault .... location manager
Edmond Delorimier .... production assistant
Richard Dubreuil .... production assistant
Roger Dufresne .... location manager
Diane Flynn .... production assistant
David Joseph .... third assistant director
Lorette Leblanc .... continuity
Marine Lefebvre .... craft service
Nicola Minotti .... production accountant
Jill Morton .... production assistant
Elisabeth Sanchez .... craft service
Howard Stellmacher .... production bookkeeper
Lisa Thompson .... unit publicist
Corinna Viereck .... production coordinator
Michael Wheatley .... production assistant: Mike Smithson's Shadoworks

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Rated R for strong violence and graphic sci-fi action
USA:104 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (2003) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1991) | France:12 | Germany:18 | Iceland:16 | Italy:T | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 (2003) (DVD rating) | Norway:18 (1991) (video premiere) | South Korea:12 (1991) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The milk factory "Minotti Milk Products" is named after Nicola Minotti, the film's production accountant.See more »
Commander John Forrester:How's everything?
Doctor Morse:Not good. Elaine, one of our female scanners, just died. We're losing too many, too fast. The only functional scanners we have left are Feck, Gruner and Drak.
[watching camera surveillance of Peter Drak]
Commander John Forrester:I wouldn't call that functional.
Doctor Morse:He's got tremendous command of his powers. He could bounce back.
Commander John Forrester:He's a psychopath. What we need is a clean scanner. A virgin mind.
See more »
Movie Connections:
References Brutal Glory (1989) (V)See more »
Mind to MindSee more »


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Reasonably entertaining., 11 October 2015
Author: Scott LeBrun (Hey_Sweden) from Canada

"Scanners II: The New Order" is about as decent a sequel as we could have gotten to David Cronenbergs' "Scanners". There are some good ideas in the screenplay by B. J. Nelson ("Lone Wolf McQuade"), and the story is watchable enough. Director Christian Duguay is no Cronenberg, but he's not a slouch either, giving the proceedings a flashy beginning and an acceptable pace.

David Hewlett ('Stargate: Atlantis', "Rise of the Planet of the Apes") stars as David Kellum, an ordinary young man who learns that he has "scanning" abilities. A power crazed police detective named John Forrester (Yvan Ponton), in collaboration with unscrupulous scientists, is determined to corral Scanners like David, corrupt them, and use them to his own advantage.

The dialogue isn't always that great, and neither are some of the performances, but there's enough pizazz here to make this an acceptable viewing. Of course, this being a "Scanners" film, we expect and crave at least one good exploding head shot, and we get it, but we have to wait a pretty long time before that happens. The makeup effects are generally pulled off well, the filmmaking fairly slick looking.

Hewlett is okay as the hero. Lovely Deborah Raffin is the token American "name", and doesn't show up until well into the story. Isabelle Mejias is sexy and appealing as the heros' love interest. Tom Butler plays the nefarious Dr. Morse; Vlasta Vrana is the crooked Lt. Gelson. Raoul Trujillo has more fun than anybody as the wild eyed Peter Drak, who causes the chaos that opens the film.

This viewer had a good enough time with this one. Fans of the Cronenberg original may like it as well.

Six out of 10.

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