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Scanner Cop II (1995)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | Video 16 May 1995
A demonic 'scanner' terrorizes Los Angeles and the only person who can stop him may not have the neurons for the job.





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Detective Samuel Staziak
Karl Volkin
Carrie Goodart
Detective Jim Mullins
Captain Jack Bitters
Brenda Swanson ...
Glory Avionis
Jerry Potter ...
Tony Fasce ...
Pickpocket Jones
Washer Woman
Old Cop
Young Cop
Evan MacKenzie ...
Rachel Staziak
Institute Director


A scanner cop tracks a renegade scanner, who is building his power by siphoning the power of other weaker scanners. For those, who have not yet seen any of the scanner series, a scanner is a mind controller. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sci-fi violence and gore | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

16 May 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Scanner Cop II: Volkin's Revenge  »

Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

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This is the first and only Scanners sequel to have a returning character. See more »


Edited from Scanner Cop (1994) See more »

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Not bad of its type.
5 October 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Karl Volkin (Patrick Kilpatrick) is a vengeance-crazed Scanner who's escaped from prison, and is hellbent on striking back at heroic Scanner cop Samuel Staziak (Brad Dourif look alike Daniel Quinn). What he does to work towards this end is suck the life out of other Scanners, leaving them twisted, burning hunks of flesh. He hopes to become even more powerful than his nemesis, and stops at nothing.

This is actually a pretty good B movie, made with competence (if not flamboyance) at every level. Its story, concocted by Mark Sevi, is ultimately very routine, but director Steve Barnett does keep us entertained. It's amusing, as it always is with these movies, to watch actors make all manner of faces as they unleash their devastating mental abilities. Volkin leaves quite the trail of bodies behind him, so viewers can take comfort in a respectable body count, as well as some reasonably impressive (if protracted) makeup effects sequences devised by John Carl Buechler and his company.

The cast gives it their best effort. Quinn is a decent enough good guy, but he's outshone by veteran movie villain Kilpatrick, who's fun to watch. A number of recognizable actors pop up along the way, although Robert Forster is given precious little to do as Staziaks' superior officer. Khrystyne Hage ('Head of the Class'), Stephen Mendel, Brenda Swanson, Jerry Potter, and Jewel Shepard ("The Return of the Living Dead") co-star, while Eugene Robert Glazer ('La Femme Nikita'), Allan Kolman (Cronenbergs' "Shivers"), Aaron Lustig ("Bad Channels"), and none other than Kane Hodder have small parts.

A worthy follow up to "Scanner Cop".

Seven out of 10.

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