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Writers (WGA):
Daphne Du Maurier (short story)
Ken Wheat (teleplay) ...
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Release Date:
19 March 1994 (USA) See more »
History Has A Nasty Way Of Repeating Itself. See more »
Birds go berserk and turn against mankind. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Brad Johnson ... Ted

Chelsea Field ... May

James Naughton ... Frank

Jan Rubes ... Karl

Tippi Hedren ... Helen
Stephanie Milford ... Jill

Megan Gallacher ... Joanna

Richard K. Olsen ... Doc Rayburn
Sylvia Harman ... Nurse
C.K. Bibby ... Game Warden
Philip Loch ... Bartender
Jack Riel ... Gordy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Emily Bauer ... Little Girl (uncredited)
Catherine Davis ... Waitress (uncredited)

Directed by
Rick Rosenthal  (as Alan Smithee)
Alan Smithee (really Rick Rosenthal)
Writing credits
Daphne Du Maurier (short story)

Ken Wheat (teleplay) &
Jim Wheat (teleplay) and
Robert Eisele (teleplay)

Produced by
Ted Kurdyla .... producer
Judith Craig Marlin .... associate producer
David A. Rosemont .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ron Ramin 
Cinematography by
Bruce Surtees 
Makeup Department
Jeff Goodwin .... makeup department head
Jeff Goodwin .... special makeup effects artist
Sandra S. Orsolyak .... assistant makeup artist
Rodney Petreikis .... special makeup effects artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phyllis Guarnaccia .... second assistant director (1994)
Ted Rae .... second unit director
Bob Newcomb .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Susan Agnoff .... art department coordinator
Kip Bartlett .... leadman
Geoffrey S. Grimsman .... set designer
Tom Jones Jr. .... construction coordinator
Doug Mackenzie .... greensman
Thomas C. Mentzer .... carpenter
Richard Waldrop .... props
Sound Department
Ron Horwitz .... supervising sound editor
Scott Houle .... adr recordist
Greg LaPlante .... sound effects editor
Troy Porter .... foley mixer
Carl Rudisill .... sound mixer
Kevin Spears .... sound editor
Grey Moore .... boom operator (uncredited)
Kenneth Young .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Kevin Brennan .... creature effects
Vincent Montefusco .... special effects: pyro supervisor 2nd unit
John Weeks .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
David Emerson .... optical supervisor: VCE
Dean Mumford .... utility stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Bartsch .... best boy grip
Mark Graves .... electrician
Adam Hinson .... additional electrician
Terry D. Long .... electrician
Bob Newcomb .... director of photography: second unit
Cristiano Palermi .... lighting technician
Ted Rae .... director of photography: second unit
Casting Department
Mark Fincannon .... location casting
Editorial Department
Craig Sherman .... apprentice editor
Music Department
Patrick Russ .... orchestrator
Lori Slomka .... music editor
Transportation Department
Brian Kay .... driver: honeywagon
Other crew
Catherine Bayley .... animal production assistant
Sidney Brammer .... production supervisor
Bill Davis .... production assistant
Craig Edwards .... production assistant
Mark Forbes .... animal trainer
E. Michael Hewett .... assistant location manager
Dana Windsor .... production assistant

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Rated R for terror/violence
87 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 (video premiere) | UK:15 (video premiere) | USA:R

Did You Know?

Smithee: [Rick Rosenthal]Disowned the director's cut.See more »
Continuity: The morning after the family are attacked, Ted shows May a small dead bird and asks her if she has ever seen a bird like it. Later when Ted asks Karl about the same bird. By this time it has grown about twice as big.See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A passable filming of the gripping short story, 24 January 2006
Author: coyets from Hamburg, Germany

Daphne Du Maurier's short story has inspired another attempt to tell the tale using the medium of film, with its advantages of visual images of the unusual behaviour of birds. Personally, I prefer the book, with its advantages of subtlety, but film has the important characteristic of attracting more viewers than books do readers. On the other hand, this particular film has the special disadvantage of telling the same story, transposed to another coastal village, as a deservedly famous film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Needless to say, The Birds II: Land's End does not manage to recreate the atmosphere of The Birds, but the acting of the family, Brad Johnson and Chelsea Field as Ted and May and two less well-known actresses as their daughters, at least compensated to some extent for a surprisingly weak unfolding of the tale of the aggression of birds, and the mostly irrational reactions of people to the unexpected. However, the dialogue with people in the village could have been much wittier.

The one feature which was better than the much more famous film of this short story was the landscapes. Alfred Hitchcock concentrated on suspense, whilst this film has time to dwell more on aesthetics. Admittedly, this still does not bring it anywhere near to the class of The Birds, but it is still quite enjoyable.

Why, one might ask, should a short story that has already been filmed so well be filmed again. The answer, in my opinion, lies in not being tied down to one set of images, so that the short story regains the elements of conjuring up a reader's images from his own imagination. The Birds II: Land's End offers the reader an alternative set of images to the ones which have been so ingrained into people's minds. It is also interesting to note that Jamaica Inn, Rebecca and Don't Look Now have all been filmed more than once.

Although the film is weaker than The Birds, it is a passable filming of Daphne Du Maurier's short story.

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