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Writer:
Craig J. Nevius (written by)
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Seductive and Beautiful. But Lethal.
Plot:
Darcy is back on the force, but still fights on as the Black Scorpion because "it's in her nature." This time... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Joan Severance ... Darcy Walker (Black Scorpion)

Whip Hubley ... Michael Russo

Sherrie Rose ... Prof. Ursula Undershaft / Aftershock

Stoney Jackson ... Gangster Prankster / Luther
Matt Roe ... Mayor Artie Worth

Stephen Lee ... Capt. Strickland, 21 st Precinct

Garrett Morris ... Argyle

Terri J. Vaughn ... Veronica / Tender Lovin'
Steven Kravitz ... Slugger
Shane Powers ... Specs

Carl Banks ... Grimace

David Harris ... Heckler
Christina Solis ... Bonita Bradley KRCA News 8

Laura Harring ... Babette the Mayor's Girl
Gabrielle Beimford ... Dispatch

Sean Gavigan ... Mayor's Yes Man #1
Kevin McLaughlin ... Mayor's Yes Man #2

Scott Valentine ... Dick
Linda Hoffman ... Jane
Manny Fernandez ... The Real Bomb Squad Leader
Vincent Chase ... Police Medic

Rick Rossovich ... Construction Foreman
Jeffrey Scott Jensen ... Truck Driver #1
Slade Barnett ... Swastika Face
Mark Folger ... Donkey Face
Diane Koskela ... White Face
Jeannie Millar ... Giggles, Gangster Prankster's Girl
Kimberly Rowe ... Divina
Jonathan Winfrey ... Cop

Directed by
Jonathan Winfrey 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Craig J. Nevius  written by

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
Craig J. Nevius .... supervising producer
Lance H. Robbins .... executive producer
Joan Severance .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Kevin Kiner 
 
Cinematography by
Mark Kohl 
 
Film Editing by
Louis Cioffi 
 
Casting by
Jan Glaser 
 
Production Design by
Trae King 
 
Art Direction by
Joe Lemmon 
 
Costume Design by
Esther Lee 
 
Makeup Department
Roxy D'Alonzo .... makeup artist
Robert Hall .... special makeup artist
Nicola Zvorsky .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Tim Andrew .... unit production manager (as Tim Andrews)
Marta M. Mobley .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bret Davidson .... second unit director
Kristen Farlow .... second second assistant director
Jeffrey F. January .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Michael Abel .... dialogue editor
Lorita de la Cerna .... foley mixer
Marydixie Kirkpatrick .... boom operator
Bill V. Robbins .... sound mixer
Dov Schwarz .... dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Greg Landerer .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Perry Harovas .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Chuck Borden .... stunts
Jason Ybarra .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Karasick .... gaffer
Sean Kinney .... swing: second unit
Paul McCallum .... still photographer
James M. McClure .... electrician
Stephen Scarlata .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Charles Matthews .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Hall .... costume effects
Lynn Ollie .... costume assistant (as F. Lynn Ollie)
 
Editorial Department
George Carlston .... colorist: dailies
 
Music Department
Paul Di Franco .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Mark E. Mobley .... transportation
 
Other crew
Rocky Brooks .... location manager
Kellie Cyrus .... script supervisor
Duck Grossberg .... production assistant
Mike Tristano .... weapons handler
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Black Scorpion: Ground Zero" - USA (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for sexuality, violence and some language
Runtime:
85 min
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Continuity: In the opening chase scene the driving police officer gets shot, by woman leaning out the passenger window. However there is no bullet hole in the windshield.See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by "Black Scorpion" (2001)See more »

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Tiresome from the Very Beginning, 17 June 2013
Author: James Hitchcock from Tunbridge Wells, England

Some people would have thought that one "Black Scorpion" film was quite enough. Indeed, some people, myself included, thought that one Black Scorpion film was more than enough, but enough people obviously disagreed with that analysis to persuade the producers to come up with a sequel.

The title character is essentially a female Batman, a crime fighting superheroine who (like Batman but unlike Superman or Spiderman) does not have any super powers but relies upon a combination of martial arts and advanced technology to overcome the bad guys. Just as Batman had his Batmobile, so the Black Scorpion (who in real life is a police detective named Darcy Walker) has her own high-tech car, the Scorpionmobile. In the first instalment she saw off one gang of supervillains; here she has to deal with a new crowd, including the giggling Gangster Prankster (an obvious rip-off of Batman's nemesis The Joker) and a woman calling herself Aftershock who aims to cause an earthquake to destroy the City of Angels (for which read Los Angeles).

The original "Black Scorpion" film was bad enough, but this one is even worse. Both were comedies based upon one single joke, namely that the superhero concept is something essentially ridiculous which can serve as the basis for camp humour using exaggerated characters and unrealistic plotting and dialogue. (The same joke served as the basis of that old "Batman" TV series from the sixties, and indeed as the basis of some of the entries in the more recent "Batman" film franchise). I have never been the greatest fan of superhero movies, but at least the likes of "Spiderman" and "Batman Begins" have shown that it is possible to make decent films within the genre by treating the concept with a modicum of seriousness and without resorting to camp, self-mocking humour. One-joke comedies quickly outstay their welcome; the first "Black Scorpion" film ran out of steam about halfway through, after which the whole thing quickly became tiresome. "Black Scorpion II" never had any steam to start with and is tiresome from the very beginning.

The standard of acting is appalling; Joan Severance as the heroine shows even more clearly than she did in the first film that she was cast on the basis of looks rather than talent, but the rest of the cast are no more talented and in most cases do not even have looks to recommend them. (Whoever thought Sherrie Rose made a seductive villainess was sadly mistaken). I was surprised to see Rick Rossovich cast as a "construction foreman"; in the late eighties he was regarded as a rising star after roles in "Top Gun" and "Roxanne", so it must have been something of a comedown for him to be cast in a bit part in a movie as dire as this one.

The one good thing that can be said about "Black Scorpion II" is that, although it was followed in 2001 by a "Black Scorpion" TV series, it was the last of its line in the cinema and did not spawn a "Black Scorpion III". One must at least be thankful for small mercies. 2/10

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