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Vengeance strikes hardest in the dark.
Darkman and Durant return and they hate each other as much as ever. This time, Durant has plans to take over the city's drug trade using high-tech weaponry. Darkman must step in and try to stop Durant once and for all. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Bradford May 
Writing credits
Robert Eisele (story) and
Lawrence Hertzog (story)

Steven McKay (teleplay)

Produced by
David Eick .... co-producer
Bernadette Joyce .... associate producer
Sam Raimi .... executive producer
David Roessell .... producer
Robert G. Tapert .... executive producer (as Robert Tapert)
Original Music by
Randy Miller 
Cinematography by
Bradford May 
Film Editing by
Daniel T. Cahn  (as Daniel Cahn)
Casting by
Ira Belgrade 
Karen Hazzard 
Art Direction by
Ian Brock 
Set Decoration by
Caroline Gee 
Costume Design by
Noreen Landry 
Makeup Department
Jean Aywaz .... assistant hair stylist
Dee Cummings .... assistant hair stylist
Susan Exton-Stranks .... key hair stylist
Patricia Keighran .... special makeup effects supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc
Yvonne Robinson .... assistant hair stylist
Jordan Samuel .... key makeup artist
John Steinsence .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Dennis Chapman .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Crain .... second assistant director (as Michael Crain)
Rob Fowler .... second second assistant director
David Vaughan .... first assistant director
Art Department
Glenn Anderson .... construction laborer
Stephen Armour .... swing gang
Gordon Barnes .... first assistant art director
P. Michael Brechbill .... construction laborer
Jeffrey Butler .... set dresser (as Jeff Butler)
Shawn Caswell .... construction laborer
Andrew Chapman .... swing gang
Becky Constantinides .... construction coordinator (as Rebecca Constantinides)
Peter Constantinides .... construction manager
Kenneth Coontz .... construction laborer (as Ken Coontz)
Robert Coutts .... swing gang
Darcy Ellard .... construction laborer
Patrick Ellard .... construction laborer
Robert Ellis .... construction laborer
Otto Fondan .... scenic painter
Jake Fry .... second assistant props
Mark Hunter .... assistant property master
Don Lamont .... construction laborer
John Lamont .... construction laborer
Alois Ledinek .... construction laborer (as Alois Lediner)
Robert J. Lewis .... storyboard artist (as Robert Lewis)
Scott Lyons .... art department trainee (as D. Scott Lyons)
Peter Miskimmin .... property master
Charles Mitchell .... scenic painter
Kim Rennick .... second assistant art director
Andrew Robillard .... swing gang
David Rockburn .... lead set dresser (as David G. Rockburn)
Mark Schulson .... swing gang (as Marc Schulson)
Travis Staley .... construction laborer (as Travis Israel Staley)
Rob Valeriote .... construction laborer (as Robert Valeriote)
Peter Windrem .... swing gang
Raphael Worrick .... construction laborer
Sound Department
Craig Berkey .... supervising sound editor
Elliot Blake .... digital transfer engineer
Tim Boggs .... adr supervisor
Mark Cookson .... sound effects editor
Louis Creveling .... dialogue editor
Robert Friedman .... foley artist
Frank Gaeta .... sound effects editor (as Frank Gatea)
Sean Garnhart .... sound effects editor
Ginger Geary .... foley artist
Danielle Ghent .... foley editor
David Grant .... dialogue editor
Frederick Howard .... sound effects editor (as Fred Howard)
Daniel S. Irwin .... dialogue editor (as Daniel Irwin)
Steve Jaszkowiak .... foley mixer
Dan Latour .... sound recordist (as Daniel Latour)
Derek Marcil .... adr mixer
David Melhase .... sound effects editor
Paige Pollack .... foley artist
John Ross .... sound re-recording mixer
Joshua E. Schneider .... sound re-recording mixer (as Joshua Schneider)
Matthew Stark .... boom operator (as Matt Stark)
Daniel Tripoli .... dialogue editor (as Daniel P. Tripoli)
Paul Urmson .... sound re-recording mixer
Patrick Giraudi .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Doug Adams .... special effects assistant
Reg Ashby .... special effects assistant
Karrie Aubuchon .... crew: K.N.B. EFX
Howard Berger .... supervisor: K.N.B. EFX
Evan Campbell .... crew: K.N.B. EFX
Janna Crawford .... crew: K.N.B. EFX (as Janna Leann Crawford)
Gino Crognale .... crew: K.N.B. EFX (as Gino Blaze Crognale)
Mike Evensen .... special effects assistant
Steve Evensen .... special effects assistant
Erin Haggerty .... crew: K.N.B. EFX
Matt Hinton .... special effects assistant (as Matthew Hinton)
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects coordinator
Robert Kurtzman .... supervisor: K.N.B. EFX
Greg Nicotero .... supervisor: K.N.B. EFX (as Gregory Nicotero)
Ron Pipes .... crew: K.N.B. EFX (as Ron Pipes II)
Brian Rae .... crew: K.N.B. EFX
Wayne Toth .... crew: K.N.B. EFX
Visual Effects by
Jon Campfens .... visual effects director
Liz Friedman .... visual effects associate
Derek Grime .... animator: 3D
Gudrun Heinze .... digital compositor
Kyle Menzies .... animator: 3D
Bob Munroe .... animator: 3D
Kennedy Shah .... motion control operator
Claude Theriault .... digital animator
Paul Tolton .... motion control operator
Tom Turnbull .... Director of Photography, Effects Unit (as Thomas Turnbull)
Charles Andre .... stunts
Marco Bianco .... stunts
Matt Birman .... stunt performer
Eric Bryson .... stunts
Randy Butcher .... stunts
Shane Cardwell .... stunts
Shelley Cook .... stunts (as Shelly Cook)
Peter Cox .... stunts
Rick Forsayeth .... stunts
Ted Hanlan .... stunts
Ernie Jackson .... stunts
Danny Lima .... stunts
Steve Lucescu .... stunt coordinator
Dwayne McLean .... stunts
Larry A. McLean .... stunts (as Larry McLean)
Nicole Oliver .... stunts
Markus Parilo .... stunts (as Marcus Parilo)
Rick Parker .... stunts
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunts (as Ed Queffelec)
Ken Quinn .... stunts
Branko Racki .... stunts
Bryan Renfro .... stunts
Deanna Ripski .... stunts
Helen Scott .... stunts
John Stead .... stunts
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunts
Robert Thomas .... stunts
Randy Butcher .... stunt double: Arnold Vosloo (uncredited)
John Stoneham Jr. .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Greg Akouris .... additional camera assistant
Chris Atkinson .... best boy grip
Michelle Beaudette .... additional camera assistant
Michael Berezowsky .... additional grip
Tim Bewcyk .... additional electrician (as Tim Bewoyk)
Ian Bibby .... gaffer
Larry Burnett .... stunt rigger
Robert Campbell .... additional electric
Kris Child .... additional grip
Alexander Cooper .... loader
Gilles Corbeil .... camera operator
Greg Farrow .... additional camera assistant
Michael Forrester .... additional electric (as Mike Forrester)
Rick Green .... additional electric
Mark W. Hindle .... video playback operator (as Mark Hindall)
Michael Iwan .... dolly grip
A. Randy Jones .... additional electric
Chris 'Kaz' Kasianchuk .... company grip (as Chris Kasianchuk)
Alan Letts .... additional grip
Jeremy Lynch .... additional grip
Bruce Macaulay .... still photographer
Dylan MacLeod .... company grip
Rob Matassa .... company electric (as Robert Matassa)
Raymond McLeary .... additional electrician (as Raymond McCleary)
John Medland .... still photographer
Bill Melanson Jr. .... additional grip (as William J. Melanson Jr.)
Marvin Midwicki .... first assistant camera
Paul Mitchnick .... additional camera operator
Dave Navratil .... additional grip
David Pamplin .... key grip (as David E. 'Stretch' Pamplin)
David Platt .... company electric
Anthony Ramsey .... best boy electric
Moris Santia .... stunt rigger
Chirayouth Jim Saysana .... additional electric (as Chirayouth Saysana)
Jesse Shankland .... additional electric
Joecy Shepherd .... additional camera assistant
Jeff Smallacombe .... additional grip
Adam Swica .... additional camera operator
John Sztejnmiler .... generator operator (as John Sztejhmiler)
Franco Tata .... additional electric (as Frank Tata)
Noah Weinzweig .... second assistant camera
Allan Yee .... still photographer (as Allen Yee)
Casting Department
Ira Belgrade .... casting: United States
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Karen Hazzard .... casting: Canada
Marjorie Lecker .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carole Griffin .... set costumer
Crystal Kramer .... key wardrobe (as Crystal Olsen)
Lisa Martin .... assistant costume designer
Alan St. Germain .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Lex Batten .... telecine supervisor
Stephen Prime .... associate film editor
D. Gunther Tarampi .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Danny Elfman .... composer: themes
Jon Kull .... orchestrator
Douglas M. Lackey .... music editor (as Doug Lackey)
Jon Kull .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
John-Mark Bovin Jr. .... driver (as John-Mark Boivin Jr.)
Brian Cann .... driver (as Brian T. Cann)
Carlo Flinn .... driver
Allan Gardiner .... driver
Dennis Kuss .... transportation captain
Glenn Lawrence .... driver
Orest W. Muz .... transportation coordinator (as Orest Muz)
Gary Quinn .... driver
Robert Whelan Jr. .... driver
Grant Wilkins .... driver
Carl Severin .... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
Other crew
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... weapons wrangler
Sue Binder .... assistant: Mr. Tapert
Kimberley Bradley .... office assistant: Canada
Wade Brown .... office assistant: United States
Eva Budai .... office assistant: Canada
Joni Dlugatch .... associate to Bradford May
Tamara Dow .... assistant: Mr. Raimi
Jake Fry .... assistant weapons wrangler
Andrew Gainor .... assistant location manager
Sandra Galloway .... accounting assistant
Susan Hayes .... production accountant
Nancy Hughes .... production assistant
Randy Kennedy .... location assistant (as Ray Ranald Kennedy)
David MacDonald .... production assistant
Lilit 'Hank' Malins .... location assistant
Lynn Mallay .... production coordinator
Byron A. Martin .... location manager (as Byron Martin)
Luis M. Mendoza .... location assistant (as Luis Valdez-Mendoza)
Pebble Nardone .... catering assistant
Rick Parker .... animal wrangler
Anne Paynter .... production secretary
Frank Petrie .... security
David Pollison .... office assistant: United States
James Rait .... production assistant
Carol Rothel .... first assistant accountant
Jill Campbell Samson .... production assistant (as Jill Cambell Samson)
Ali Shapiro .... assistant: Mr. Roessell
Sharon Singer .... unit publicist
Catherine Wallace .... production assistant
Craig Wallace .... production assistant
Sarah Willinsky .... script supervisor
Edward Irastorza .... production assistant (uncredited)
Liam Kiernan .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for language and brutal violence
93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The final shot of the movie clearly shows Canada's tallest building, the CN Tower, located in downtown Toronto, Ontario.See more »
Continuity: During the dinner scene with Dr. Hathaway, in the first shot, there is nothing but an ashtray in front of Durant, but in the next shot of him, there is also a bottle of brandy beside it.See more »
Robert G. Durant, Rollo Latham, Durant Henchman & CEO Inter-City Land Development:You wouldn't know a plan if it was pounded up your ass with a jackhammer.
Robert G. Durant, Rollo Latham, Durant Henchman & CEO Inter-City Land Development:We have some plans, why don't you let us take care of things for awhile?
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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991)See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Not Bad For A Direct-To-Video Sequel, 17 December 2011
Author: moviefanman76-blogspot-com from United States

It's very unfortunate that a box office success like Darkman did not have any sequels released in theatres. Heck, even RoboCop had two sequels that were theatrically released. Darkman II: The Return of Durant is quite obvious in its title about what the plot will involve. Never the less this film is not all that bad as others claim it to be. I do feel it does not match the same greatness as the first by Sam Raimi but I feel it is still a strong sequel for multiple reasons. New or old actors, all them do a good job with their characters. The story is good even though it is a little bit of retread. And it even contains some interesting dialog that was not included in the original.

Playing as Darkman in this film is Arnold Vosloo, who probably at the time was not a well-known actor for anything. I will give him credit though, I think he fills Liam Neeson's shoes quite nicely. Once you get past his accent, which can take a couple minutes to get used to, the rest of the film is fine. I'll say it anyway although we know he comes back; yes, Larry Drake returns as Robert G. Durant to get his revenge on Peyton Westlake. The same goes for Darkman, who also wants to get his revenge for the final time. One thing I'm kind of upset about is that in the first film we saw Durant die. So he comes back in this film, but with all of his body intact?! And how?! None of this is ever explained. I was expecting at least a missing arm or something. Any of the other main characters from the first film are replaced with new ones. The characters of Darkman and Durant are the only two to return. Even though there are new characters in this film, all the actors do their job well so I was pleased with it.

For the story of Darkman II it's a little bit of a step backward because it looks like Darkman has to kill Durant and his goons AGAIN. But to me, there was nothing truly wrong with that. This film has Westlake do some other things that are neat to watch. Of course Darkman steals their faces, its what he has going for him. Director Bradford May who is not well known for directing any other film franchise I think did a good job. He at least tries to keep much of what was left of the first movie and added into this one.

Even in the screenplay there are some scenes that are different from the first film. Durant and several other characters use dialog that is funny to listen to. It's not gut busting funny but it will develop some chuckles here and there. Darkman even has some funny moments that I would not have expected to see him do because of his portrayal in the first film. Altogether this is a satisfying sequel.

Darkman II: The Return of Durant is no prize package but it keeps the story of Darkman alive and moving. With good performances from the actors, this Direct-To-Video sequel is probably one of the few that actually works and sticks close to its predecessor.

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