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The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999) Poster

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Sissy Spacek was offered a cameo in this sequel to Carrie (1976) but turned it down. She did, however, give Katt Shea permission to use some of her scenes from Carrie for flashbacks.
"Rage" was also the title of the first novel that Stephen King published under his pseudonym, Richard Bachman. That novel climaxed with a school shooting and, after a string of real school shootings, King decided not to allow the book to be published anymore. Interesting enough, this sequel was released only one month before the Columbine shooting.
During filming of the climatic party/bloodbath sequence, it took three attempts to shoot Emily Bergl's character Rachel using her telekinetic powers to shatter the glass doors. On the first take, Emily flinched, and on the second take, she showed her clenched teeth. On the third take, they were able to finish the scene as they wanted it with her showing no facial reaction. Real glass, shattered by the blowers, was used for this scene, and Emily received multiple cuts on her skin (back, arms, legs, and backside) after the shooting of each take. She is deliberately not shown afterwords from the back to hide her injuries.
Loosely based on a real-life 1993 incident in which a group of high school jocks, the The Spur Posse, were involved in a sex scandal.
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Aside from archive footage from the first film, Amy Irving is the only actress and character to return for the sequel.
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During Jesse and Rachel's first real date, Jesse tells Rachel she's unlike anyone he's ever met, and Rachel replies that she actually sometimes wishes she could just be one of the "shiny, happy people." Sometime after this movie actress Emily Bergl, who plays Rachel, went on to guest-star in an episode of Grey's Anatomy titled, "Shiny Happy People."
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The name of the insane asylum in the film is "Arkham", a reference to a town in the works of H.P. Lovecraft. The name of the asylum in Batman comics is a similar tribute.
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The character of Arnie, Rachel's nerdy friend, is a direct reference to Stephen King's novel-turned-movie Christine, in which the lead character was a nerdy guy named Arnie.
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Originally entitled "The Curse" and later "Say You're Sorry", before the final title "The Rage" was chosen. Curiously, the Brazilian-Portuguese title for this film is "A Maldição de Carrie" ("The Curse of Carrie").
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Actress Charlotte Ayanna plays Tracy Campbell in this film, a popular girl who takes part in the cruel prank to mock Rachel and turns fatal. In the film "Jawbreaker", Ayanna played another popular girl, who died in the beginning due to a terrible prank gone wrong. Her parents were played by two actors who starred in the original "Carrie" as popular kids who played different parts in altering Carrie's life through prom night.
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Katt Shea took on the role of director after Robert Mandel quit over creative differences and as a result had two weeks worth of footage to reshoot. Only Shea's name is listed as director in the opening credits.
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Co-stars Eddie Kaye Thomas and Mena Suvari would later appear together on American Pie (1999).
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The 13 February 1998 draft of the screenplay lists Howard A. Rodman as a writer. He did not receive a credit for the final film.
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Near the end of the film, Jesse is studying in his dorm room at Kings University. This is a tribute to Stephen King, the author of the novel 'Carrie'.
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The students discuss Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", mirrored in Jesse and Rachel's "forbidden" romance.
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Emily Bergl's film debut.
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Katt Shea had a cameo in Scarface (1983), a film directed by Brian De Palma who directed the original Carrie (1976).
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Director Cameo 

Katt Shea:  the Deputy DA.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

When Mark's party first starts kicking off, Chuck begins roaming around with his camera on the party-goers. When he sees a guy throwing some liquid substance into the expensive pool, he puts the camera down long enough to warn him that if he breaks anything in the house, heads are going to roll. This turns out to be a terrible prediction of what happens when Rachel's powers go crazy: almost everything is broken in the house and Chuck is decapitated by shattering glass.
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The supporting character in the film who bullies Rachel and is a part of the prank only to be killed by CDs is named "Deborah". In the script, the character was named "Amy".
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