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  (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 F. Cioffi  (as 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
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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Rated R for sexuality, violence and some language
85 min
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Continuity: When Darcy Walker is in the station house she is wearing a brooch. It disappears, then reappears while she is fighting Aftershock.See more »
Movie Connections:
Follows Black Scorpion (1995) (TV)See more »


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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Idiotic fare to make the not so good original look great by comparison, 15 February 2010
Author: t-birkhead from United Kingdom

I watched this one straight after the first Black Scorpion and while that one was surprisingly palatable while still not very good, this film is just a bit poor really. More of the same in most respects, Darcey Walker/Black Scorpion has a new partner and there are two new supervillains terrorising the city, the earthquake inducing Aftershock and the ludicrously hammy and perhaps racist Gangster Prankster, a character who seems inspired by The Joker and a sense of racial injustice and comes across as both noxious and infantile. Stoney Jackson throws himself with gusto into the role, but its so badly written that he brings down every scene in which he appears. Sheree Rose is much better as Aftershock (who at least has an OK backstory and a degree of interest to her) in a loud and silly performance that ends up providing a number of quite fun moments but the two don't quite balance themselves out. As with the original, this one is directed by Jonathon Winfrey and written by Craig J. Nevius, but the film oversteps itself, the humour is much broader and the events attempt to be more epic but can't achieve much on the budget, but worst of all there's less Black Scorpion action. Joan Severance is good value as ever and Garret Morris again effectively handles his role of the helpful Argylle, their scenes together provide if not dramatic weight than at least some chemistry and easy fun, which is more than can be said for Whip Hubley as Darcey's new partner, I got the feeling the guy probably can act OK, but in this film the role is ill written and thankless (he also gets a pretty horrid moment of so called comedy). Also, Laura Harring (Mulholland Drive) appears as a ditsy secretary, and she sure is a great looking lady, but the role is pretty darned bad (the writing is all pretty stinky actually). For all its blatant badness, I still had a bearable time with this one, it carries out its rank idiocy with some degree of verve, it has a few laughs (crotch electro-shock!), very mild excitement and a fairly easy pace, never quite in the "so bad its good category" but it is at least crappy in a mildly amusing way if like me, you happen to have a bit of a soft spot for really bad films. I wouldn't ever recommend this, it has too many cringe making bits to be all that "fun" but its better than a poke in the eye with a wet stick as far as this kind of braindead junk goes. A generous 4/10 then, make of that what you will.

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