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The Skulls II -- This suspenseful sequel to the acclaimed thriller follows an unsuspecting college student who is drawn into the mysterious underworld of the nation's most powerful secret society.
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Director:
Writers:
John Pogue (film The Skulls)
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Release Date:
9 April 2002 (USA) See more »
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The Sexiest Thriller Of The Year!
Plot:
After a college student is tapped to join the elite secret Skulls fraternity, he witnesses a girl's death and his life starts falling apart. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Robin Dunne ... Ryan Sommers

Nathan West ... Parker Neal

Ashley Tesoro ... Ali (as Ashley Lyn Cafagna)

Lindy Booth ... Kelly

James Gallanders ... Greg Sommers
Christopher Ralph ... Jeff Colby

Aaron Ashmore ... Matt 'Hutch' Hutchinson

Andrew Gillies ... Winston Taft

Stephen Young ... Senator George Milford

Simon Reynolds ... Dr. Phillip Sprague
Ardon Bess ... Mr. Beckford

Sandi Ross ... Mrs. Beckford
Margot Gagnon ... Diana Rollins
Patric Masurkevitch ... Lacrosse Coach
R.D. Reid ... Professor

Edie Inksetter ... Restaurant Manager
Scott Wickware ... Detective Freeboure
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

William Lazar ... Peyton Whitmore III (scenes deleted)

Directed by
Joe Chappelle 
 
Writing credits
John Pogue (film The Skulls)

Hans Rodionoff (written by) &
Michele Colucci-Zieger (written by)

Produced by
Christopher Ball .... executive producer (as Chris J. Ball)
Michele Colucci-Zieger .... associate producer
J. Miles Dale .... co-producer
Linda Hawkins .... producer
Heather Lieberman .... co-producer (as Heather Zeegen)
Neal H. Moritz .... executive producer
Neal H. Moritz .... producer
John Pogue .... producer
Jennifer Tuthill .... associate producer
William Tyrer .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Christophe Beck 
 
Cinematography by
Steve Danyluk 
 
Film Editing by
Stephen Lawrence 
 
Production Design by
Gordon Barnes 
 
Art Direction by
Kim Rennick 
 
Set Decoration by
Steven Essam  (as Steve Essam)
 
Costume Design by
Christopher Hargadon 
 
Makeup Department
Jean Aywaz .... assistant hair stylist
Paul Jones .... special makeup designer
Maribeth Knezev .... makeup department head
Traci Loader .... first assistant makeup artist
Lucy Orton .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Chris Danton .... production manager
Nancy Kirhoffer .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Neille Brockie .... trainee assistant director
Joel Hay .... third assistant director
Catherine Lew .... second assistant director
David McLeod .... second unit director (as David Macleod)
Patrick Tidy .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jerry Beaudrow .... assistant head carpenter
Tory Bellingham .... property master
Andra Fay Butler .... art department trainee
Rossana DeCampo .... key scenic artist
Rex Fields .... lead man
Kathryn Freund .... assistant property master
Alexandra Hooper .... set decoration buyer
Ivan Lauc .... head painter
Joe McLean .... head carpenter
Fred Mendelson .... construction coordinator
Brian Patrick .... set dresser
Damien Segee .... set dresser
Rebecca Steele .... assistant art director
Peter C. Strange .... on-set dresser
Adam Weir .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
David Appleby .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Baine .... foley artist (as Steven Baine)
Todd Beckett .... sound re-recording mixer
Rob Bertola .... sound designer
Joe Bracciale .... dialogue editor
Alfonso Calvo .... sound dubbing mixer
Gregory Martin Clayton .... boom operator (as Greg Clayton)
Tony Currie .... sound editor
Nelson Ferreira .... supervising sound editor
Ian Hendry .... sound mixer
Ken Hunold .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Anna Malkin .... foley assistant
Jason Perreira .... re-recording assistant
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
John Sievert .... foley artist
Brad Thornton .... sound re-recording mixer
Mike Welker .... first assistant sound editor
Randy Wilson .... foley recordist
 
Special Effects by
Jordan Craig .... special effects coordinator
Deb Gallant .... special effects office coordinator
Ali Murva .... special effects key
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Hunt .... 3D artist
Kent Ing .... 3D artist
Patrick Kerrigan .... I/O supervisor
Darren Kirkness .... visual effects artist
Earl Paraszczynec .... 3D artist
Stevie Ramone .... digital compositor
Robin Trickett .... visual effects coordinator
Wayne Trickett .... visual effects supervisor
Tony Willis .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
James Binkley .... stunts
Shelley Cook .... stunts (as Shelly Cook)
C.J. Fidler .... stunts
Rick Forsayeth .... stunt coordinator
Brian Jagersky .... stunts
Danny Lima .... stunts
Regan Moore .... stunts
Nick Nolan .... stunts
Bryan Renfro .... stunts (as Brian Renfro)
Bryan Thomas .... stunt double
Tye Tyukodi .... stunts (as Anton Tyukodi)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Beasse .... focus puller (as Steven Béasse)
Jerry Borris .... best boy electric
Sean Bourdeau .... assistant key grip
Rob Cochrane .... dolly grip
Ray Dumas .... camera operator
Richard Emerson .... key grip
Norman Laing .... additional assistant camera
Jason Laszlo .... second assistant camera
Marvin Macina .... rigging gaffer
Tom McGrath .... electrician
Michael Melnechenko .... electrician (as Mike Melnechenko)
Tim Newby .... video playback operator
Jeff Orr .... rigging best boy
David Owen .... gaffer
Brooke Palmer .... still photographer
Jim Park .... grip
Ronald G. Paulauskas .... rigging grip (as Ron Paulauskas)
R. Scott Phillips .... electrician
Razor Reyes .... grip (as Ramon 'Razor' Reyes)
Daniel Sauvé .... camera operator
Michael Spicer .... camera operator: "b" camera
Michael Spicer .... cinematographer: second unit
Steve Tsushima .... additional focus puller
Jim Westenbrink .... director of photography: second unit
Greg Whiteside .... video playback operator
Hugh Young .... generator operator
 
Casting Department
Luisa Cabbidu .... extras casting assistant (as Luisa Cabiddu)
Chadwick Cohn .... casting associate
Anya Colloff .... casting: US
Robin D. Cook .... casting: Canada
Jennifer Fishman .... casting: US (as Jennifer Fishman Pate)
Zameret Kleiman .... extras casting
Amy McIntyre Britt .... casting: US
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jane Fieber .... wardrobe set supervisor
Kathleen Meade .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Chris Hinton .... color timer
Marc Roussel .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Fernand Bos .... supervising music editor
Tim Isle .... music editor
Michelle Kuznetsky .... music supervisor
Keri Ports .... music coordinator
Mary Ramos .... music supervisor
Douglas Romayne .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
Gord Bettles .... picture car mechanic
Bill Boyd .... picture car captain
Steven Sacrob .... transportation captain
Carl Severin .... transportation co-captain
Mark Van Alstyne .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
John Alfred .... post-production accountant
Sue Baldaro .... unit publicist
Luc Bernard .... first assistant accountant
Kathryn Buck .... script supervisor
Gregg Elder .... production assistant
Bennett Fidlow .... production legal
Redd Knight .... production coordinator
Darron Leiren-Young .... first assistant production coordinator
Brandon Long .... assistant location manager
Neil Lumlock .... location manager
Sarah Anne Milliken .... assistant to producer
Darren Portelli .... office production assistant
Andrew Pritchard .... daily set production assistant
Kevin Michael Schembri .... assistant accountant
Michelle K. Smith .... production assistant
Sterling Thomas .... location production assistant
Elaine Thurston .... production accountant
Tina Vacalopoulos .... assistant to director
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for brief nudity
Runtime:
99 min | Argentina:95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
This is the first and, to date, only Skulls movie to have a "R" rating.See more »
Quotes:
Kelly:Ryan came, before.
Ali:I told you not to let him in here!
Kelly:Why are you breaking up with him?
Ali:I loved you like a sister, and it hurts me that you have to turn on me like this, as the apartment is in my name, I think its best for you to go by tomorrow.
Kelly:Alright, what did the skulls give you?
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Movie Connections:
References The Skulls (2000)See more »
Soundtrack:
Washed AwaySee more »

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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Is this the part where I spin some ingenious line proving that I was in fact listening all along?, 9 November 2004
Author: Andy (film-critic) from Bookseller of the Blue Ridge

So, where should I go with this one? I am pretty sure that most can realize how bad of a film this was without needing me to spell it out for you, but then some of us do need guides, so here it goes. The Skulls II is a classic example of a movie company trying to monopolize on the semi-success of the original. Using the rules of low-budget sequel making, they get lesser-known actors to replace the better known actors from the original. They repeat several select scenes that resemble the original so that the audience doesn't get confused, while all the while continuing with a similar story from the original. At first glance, you may not realize that there is a difference between these two films outside of the grade D actors that are trying to make a name for themselves. When will Hollywood realize that they need to stop doing this? The original Skulls film was not a box-office sensation, so why suck even more money from an already dried well? Then to see that there is already another film released for those of us that are foaming at the mouth to get more of this secret society makes me sick. Why Hollywood, why?

Let me begin by getting the shredder out. The acting was horrible. I mean, I have seen some bad acting in many of the films that I have seen over the years, but that done by Robin Dunne and Nathan West was despicable. It was obvious from the opening sequence that they were more excited about being in a film than the overall quality of the film. This was not a good sign. The only successful task that these young actors did for me was taking me from minute zero to minute ninety-eight. The progressed the film, if that is what you want to call it. Of course, how can you act if you are handed shoddy material anyway? None of these characters were developed or better yet underdeveloped. I would have been happier with underdeveloped characters because I could have blamed the writers, but instead I have found that both are to blame. For lack of a better word, the actors in this film were lazy. They accepted bad parts for money, and that is never a way to boost your career. If you have noticed, these guys haven't gone further with their jobs, and I would be blaming this film if I were them for their lack of good employment.

Another aspect to toss in the shredder is the concept of continuity. When one directs a film, you must possess within your bag of goodness the ability to move the characters from point A to point B fluently. For those of you that have seen this film, you will probably agree with me that director Joe Chappelle did not have this talent. There were so many holes in this story that he tried to fill with scenes from the original that forced Chappelle to shoot himself in the foot. I could not get involved with the plot of this film because one moment the organization was doing something, and the next they were doing something completely the opposite. Perhaps it was the laziness of the characters that opened these holes, but we cannot leave out Chappelle. He should have pushed his team further and used his leadership abilities. I have spoken before that I felt as if the actors were there to collect a paycheck and jump-start their careers, I feel the same about Joe Chappelle. Could he not see the overall awfulness of this film? When did he finally look at the finished product and say, 'We have an Oscar winner here!' If he said this, then I would question Chappelle's ability to direct.

Finally, I would like to make a quick comment about the use of CGI in this film. For those of you who have seen this horrible, horrible film, you probably missed it because of the burning sensation coming from your eyes. It says something about a film when the only use of CGI is on a trashcan. A trashcan being hurled towards a person is a waste of studio money and viewers patience. I laughed hysterically when I saw this because I could see Chappelle getting excited about this scene. What kind of damage could a plastic trash can do to anyone? It is a tough question, and I am thankful that hard-earned money went towards the creation of this piece of cinematic history.

Overall, I have had enough about this organization. For this series to continue, the creators, directors, or film studios will have to completely break the norm and go out on a limb. As I can see from the next one it looks like they have a woman that wants to join the organization. That is not the limb that I am talking about. This (now trilogy) was failed from the beginning, yet the Hollywood recycle factor chose to release it over and over again. It was sad to see these actors and director fail, but it should have been obvious from the beginning when they were handed the direct-to-video release script for The Skulls II. I encourage you to avoid this film at all costs. There is nothing redeemable in it at all.

Grade: * out of *****

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