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Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation -- In the sequel to Paul Verhoeven's loved/reviled sci-fi film, a group of troopers taking refuge in an abandoned outpost after fighting alien bugs, failing to realize that more danger lays in wait.


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In the sequel to Paul Verhoeven's loved/reviled sci-fi film, a group of troopers taking refuge in an abandoned outpost after fighting alien bugs, failing to realize that more danger lays in wait. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Billy Brown ... Pvt. Ottis Brick

Richard Burgi ... Capt. V.J. Dax

Kelly Carlson ... Pvt. Charlie Soda

Cy Carter ... Pvt. Billie Otter

Sandrine Holt ... Pvt. Jill Sandee

Ed Lauter ... Gen. Jack Gordon Shepherd

J.P. Manoux ... TSgt. Ari Peck

Lawrence Monoson ... Lt. Pavlov Dill

Colleen Porch ... Pvt. Lei Sahara

Drew Powell ... Pvt. Kipper Tor

Ed Quinn ... Cpl. Joe Griff

Jason-Shane Scott ... Pvt. Duff Horton

Brenda Strong ... Sgt. Dede Rake

Brian Tee ... Cpl. Thom Kobe

David Wells ... Recruiting Sergeant

Tim Conlon ... Fleet Pilot (as Tim Conlin)

Bobby C. King ... Smiling Lieutenant (as Robby C. King)

Stephen Stanton ... FedNet (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryan Bosch ... Soldier (uncredited)
Jon Davison ... Outpost (voice) (uncredited)

Sean Delon ... Trooper (uncredited)

Heather Elizabeth ... Trooper (uncredited)
Jesse Grce ... Handsome Trooper (in photograph) (uncredited)

Oliver Keller ... Trooper (uncredited)
Jonathan Passow ... Lt. Spears, General's Guard (uncredited)

Ty Williams ... Trooper (uncredited)

Directed by
Phil Tippett 
Writing credits
Edward Neumeier (written by) (as Ed Neumeier)

Produced by
Jon Davison .... producer
Glenn S. Gainor .... executive producer
Edward Neumeier .... co-producer
Phil Tippett .... co-producer
Original Music by
John W. Morgan  (as John Morgan)
William T. Stromberg  (as William Stromberg)
Cinematography by
Christian Sebaldt (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Louise Rubacky 
Casting by
Penny Ellers 
Production Design by
Franco-Giacomo Carbone  (as Franco Carbone)
Art Direction by
John Zachary  (as John R. Zachary)
Set Decoration by
Michelle Ashley 
Timothy Stepeck  (as Tim Stepeck)
Costume Design by
Jennifer L. Parsons  (as Jennifer Parsons)
Makeup Department
Sava Markovic .... lens technician
Deborah Rutherford .... makeup department head (as Deborah Patino)
Don Rutherford .... makeup artist
Randy Sayer .... hair department head
Martie Schribner .... makeup artist (as Martie Scribner)
Steven R. Soussanna .... hair stylist (as Steve Soussana)
Production Management
Glenn S. Gainor .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Hobin .... second assistant director
Jules Kovisars .... second second assistant director
Mark Anthony Little .... first assistant director
Barbara Lontkowski .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Damon Bard .... sculptor
Eric Dennis .... assistant props
Dupree Dial .... set dresser
James L. Eddy .... assistant props (as James Eddy)
Alberto Gonzalez-Reyna .... assistant art director
John Hansen .... set illustrator
Ron Holthuysen .... special property maker
Wayne Lindholm .... construction coordinator
Kristie Moore .... set painter
David Napoli .... lead man
Megan Oliver .... painter
Richard Reynolds .... set designer
Francis J. Roix .... carpenter
Ronald Russom .... set dresser
Mark Sakamoto .... swing gang
Chris Schultz .... assistant props
Brook Shafer .... swing gang
Ashley Sibille .... art department coordinator
Michelle Spears .... property master
Bart Trickel .... special property maker
Bob Warner .... stand-by painter
Peter Flynn .... propmaker (uncredited)
Jim Halsband .... propmaker (uncredited)
Sound Department
Michael Axinn .... foley editor
Steve Boeddeker .... Re-Recording Mixer
Steve Boeddeker .... Sound Design and Supervising Sound Editor
Lisa Chino .... assistant supervising sound editor
Ben Conrad .... foley mixer
Frank E. Eulner .... Sound Design and Supervising Sound Editor (as Frank Eulner)
Stephen Hunter Flick .... warrior bug sound effects created by (as Steve Flick)
Sue Fox .... adr editor (as Suzanne Fox)
Anna Geyer .... foley recordist
Bruce Lacey .... adr editor
Kevin Maloney .... boom operator
Shannon Mills .... sound effects editor
Marnie Moore .... foley walker
Margie O'Malley .... foley walker
John Pospisil .... warrior bug sound effects
Frank Rinella .... foley mixer
Gary Rizzo .... Re-Recording Mixer (as Gary A. Rizzo)
Daniel Sperry .... consultant: Dolby film sound (as Dan Sperry)
Christopher Sposa .... utility sound
David Weisberg .... adr recordist
Ed White .... production sound mixer
Marshall Winn .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Donald Elliott .... special effects technician
Peter Konig .... animation supervisor
Michael Lantieri .... special effects supervisor
Dan Ossello .... special effects technician
Frank Petzold .... miniature cinematography
Tracey Roberts .... model painter
Bart Trickel .... miniatures
Visual Effects by
Damon Bard .... sculptor
Renee Binkowski .... texture painter: Tippett Studio
Jeremy Bolan .... character animator
Kane Brassington .... roto artist
Daniel Bryant .... digital compositor
Howard R. Campbell .... lighting technical director
Michael Clemens .... visual effects producer
Russell Darling .... programming: Tippett Studio
Colin Epstein .... digital compositor
Aaron Florez .... lead painter
Jesse Grce .... bug wrangler
Scott Hale .... digital compositor: Tippett Studio
Tyler Ham .... matchmove artist: Tippett Studio
Joseph Hamdorf .... effects animator: Tippett Studio
Craig Hayes .... designer: bugs
Mariah Howard .... visual effects production assistant
Jennifer Hutcheon .... visual effects editor
Krystin Johnson .... lead technical director
Kirk Jung .... survey crew/match move artist: Tippett Studio (as Kirk Larkins)
Michael Kirylo .... digital effects artist
Jonathan Knight .... digital compositor
Ken Kokka .... visual effects plate producer
Peter Konig .... concept artist
Peter Kuran .... visual effects
Michael Leonard .... character animator: Tippett Studio
Eric Leven .... visual effects supervisor
David A. Link .... film I/O technician: Tippett Studio
Eric Marko .... location matchmove supervisor: Tippett Studio
Dan McNamara .... head of operations: Tippett Studio
Jim McVay .... digital compositor
Chris Morley .... lead digital compositor: Tippett Studio
Stephen Moros .... matchmove artist: Tippet Studio
Guido Muzzarelli .... match move artist
Zoe Peck-Eyler .... digital compositor: Tippett Studio
John Rader .... visual effects
Nate Reid .... render wrangler
Daniel Riha .... rotoscoper
Tracey Roberts .... character set up
Jules Roman .... president: Tippett Studio
Ari Rubenstein .... digital compositor: Tippett Studio
Alonzo Ruvalcaba .... head of production: Tippett Studio
David Schnee .... digital compositor: Tippett Studio
Ariel Tal .... visual effects rotoscope artist
Jon Terada .... digital compositor
Deborah Thomas .... rotoscoper
Matthew Tomlinson .... digital imaging supervisor: Tippett Studio
Jesse Vickery .... character animator (as Jess Vickery)
Robert Vignone .... model maker: Tippett Studio
Vicki Wong .... digital film I/O manager: Tippett Studio
Salvatore Catanzaro .... assistant effects editor: Tippett Studio (uncredited)
Matthew M. Robinson .... technical director (uncredited)
Sita Acevedo .... stunts (as Sita Blasa Acevedo)
Talia Botone .... stunts
Steve Boyles .... stunts
Eliza Coleman .... stunts
Andy Dylan .... assistant stunt coordinator
Heather Elizabeth .... stunts (as Elizabeth Keller)
Michael Gaines .... stunts (as Michael R. Gaines)
Michael Gaines .... stunts
Troy Gilbert .... stunt performer
Zac Henry .... stunts
Lisa Hoyle .... stunts
Oliver Keller .... stunts
Bobby C. King .... stunt coordinator
Lane Leavitt .... stunts
April Littlejohn .... stunts
Mike Massa .... stunts
Johnny Nguyen .... stunts
Monica Staggs .... stunt double: Sandrine Holt
Scott Waugh .... stunts
Cheryl Lynn Albrecht .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Kelly Clear .... electrician
Mark Doering-Powell .... additional camera operator
Casey Ellison .... electrician
Matt Frederick .... assistant camera
Steve Galvin .... key rigging gaffer
Ken Glassing .... camera operator
Chris Goe .... grip
Mitch Gulbin .... key rigging grip
Billy Gunn .... electrician
John Hankammer .... camera operator
Chris Hathaway .... electrician (as Chris Hathoway)
Matthew Hawkins .... grip (as Matt Hawkins)
George Hesse .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Paul Janossy .... first assistant camera
Joel Jaspan .... dolly grip
Daniel Kauahi .... grip
Brett Lood .... grip
Marc Meisenheimer .... gaffer
Scott Moody .... best boy electric
Ryne Niner .... digital imaging technician: pickup unit
Scott Robison .... grip
Paul Sammon .... still photographer (as Paul M. Sammon)
Ryan Sheridan .... technician: high definition camera
Tim Speed .... dimmer operator
Mick Spitalnick .... best boy grip
Bruce Swift .... key grip
Conner Vandeer .... electrician (as Connor Vandeer)
Eric West .... electrician
Ken Glassing .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Animation Department
Peter Konig .... animation supervisor
Eric Lees .... animator
Brian Mendenhall .... animator
Casting Department
Jan Powell .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathleen Brodbeck .... costume supervisor
Florence Gan .... set costumer
Shirley Kurata .... set costumer
Laura E. Little .... set costumer (as Laura Little)
Janice Zeller Ryan .... set costumer (as Janice Zeller)
Editorial Department
Rob Bonz .... assistant editor
Matthew W. Johnson .... on-line editor: Post Logic Studios
Kevin Rose-Williams .... assistant editor (as Kevin Rose Williams)
Location Management
Chris Baugh .... location manager
Music Department
Anna Bonn .... orchestrator
Christine H. Luethje .... music editor (as Christine Luethje)
John W. Morgan .... orchestrator (as John Morgan)
William T. Stromberg .... conductor (as William Stromberg)
William T. Stromberg .... orchestrator (as William Stromberg)
Transportation Department
Jerry Drake .... transportation co-captain
Ray Joyce .... driver
Jody Kreinbrink .... driver
Dennis Milliken .... transportation captain
Brenda Ryan .... driver
Marshall Taylor .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
David C. Bernat .... assistant production office coordinator
Jeanne Bertsch .... craft service
Monica Brinn .... production assistant
Damon E. Burke .... key set production assistant
Faith Conroy .... script supervisor
Mykel Denis .... production coordinator
Eileen M. Dennis .... first assistant accountant
Kelvin Garvanne .... stand-in
Arkadiusz Grzegorzak .... creator:
Lee Hahn .... facilities assistant
Stephanie James .... production assistant (as Stephanie Fike)
David Kessler .... set medic
Patrice King .... set medic
Shawn Marchetti .... production office assistant
Rob McCabe .... stand-in: key utility
Ryan Sheridan .... HDTV technician
Darius Siwek .... production assistant
Lora Umphress .... payroll accountant
Kenny Vasquez .... production assistant
Sophia N. von Bülow .... production accountant
Phil Benson .... special thanks
Alec Gillis .... special thanks
Alan Marshall .... special thanks
Cheryl Nardi .... special thanks
Gary Rydstrom .... special thanks
Paul Verhoeven .... special thanks
Tom Woodruff Jr. .... special thanks (as Tom Woodruff)

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Rated R for violence, sexual content and brief language
USA:88 min | 92 min (DVD version)
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The character of Kobe was originally written as an Indian named Haji. Sony, the studio behind the film, requested an East Asian character for the eastern markets, so Haji became Kobe.See more »
Continuity: (around 59 min) a character is shuffling some playing cards, and then holds them in his left hand, revealing the Ace of Spades at the bottom of the deck. He then picks up a lighter in his right hand and lights a cigarette. There is a cut to a different angle as he puts the lighter down. In that shot the Ace of Clubs is at the bottom of the deck.See more »
[first lines]
FedNet:Our war's going better than ever, but we need heroes! We need you!
Smiling Lieutenant:Come on, you apes... You wanna live forever?
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20 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
A fun low budget and imaginative follow up, 15 June 2005
Author: spacemonkey_fg from Puerto Rico

Title: Starship Troopers II: Heroe of the Federation

Director: Phill Tippet

Stars:Bill Brown, Richard Burgi, Kelly Carlson, Cy Carter

Tagline: They are coming back to swipe us out!

Review: I love it when I have exceedingly low expectations for a movie then it just ends up being so good that it just takes me by surprise just how much I am enjoying the movie that I'm watching....this is exactly what happened to me with Starship Troopers II. From the moment that they started to shoot this film I thought that it had that "cheap movie aura" all over it from the very beginning. And since the first one was such a grand spectacle of monsters and fx...well hell, how could a straight to video, low budget sequel of it ever come close to pleasing us? Well..I was proved wrong.

This story focuses on a bunch of troopers who dive down to planet P to squash some more bugs...only thing is they end up stranded on an abandoned outpost in the middle of nowhere with thousands of hungry bugs just waiting to attack. The movie started with a bang! Good intense moments...and then the crew has to shack up in a claustrophobic environment and wait for a rescue. Will the bugs make it past the barricades? I loved this movie because of all that it accomplished with so little. This movie didn't have the mega budget production that Paul Verhovens first film had. That one was a huge summer movie and it showed, there were hundreds of extras and fx shots, galactic battles and spaceships blowing up and what have you. But now with Hero of the federation, the budget has been sliced, the situation isn't as grand and the production values have gone way down...still the movie managed to maintain a level of quality that is very astounding.

Phill Tippets a visual effects genius having worked on such films as Jurassic Park, The Star Wars trilogy and many others, so he puts all that knowledge to good use here. From a fx standpoint the movie is great! It has some decent looking bugs that looked just as good as a big budget picture. I was amazed at some of the sequences and the level of quality that they had for a film with such a small budget. Even the shots of exteriors done in CGI were impressive. Also Tippet did a few nudges to Paul Verhovens version by keeping a lot of the visual gags that appeared on the first film like for example the military news flashes. All in all Id say this is a very well directed flick, there was nothing that got in the way of the storytelling and it had some pretty cool camera shots.

The trick they used to bring down production costs was, basically the same trick that all small budget horror movies use. Trap you characters in a confined space (or the woods) and make the power go off at some point and use the advantage that the darkness and shadows give you. This was done on this movie, and very effectively. But you know what, even the sets where great! The lighting was perfect.

Another thing which I highly enjoyed about this flick: the acting. It had some good actors which were obviously committed to giving their best for the movie. Of special notice was Brenda Strong as Sgt. Dede Rake. She's always playing strong female characters and here she does it with a little extra gusto. Shes a kick ass chick...yet shes extremely likable. Also the conflict and the unease between some of the characters was very palpable. Good stuff.

The story will really grab you, I liked the twist the film takes and it goes into Invaders from Mars and Invasion of the Body Snatchers territory with the introduction of a new bug which makes from some really intense and gory sequences! I was amazed at the really gory scenes on this one! Its more of a horror film then the first one ever was. In fact the first one is not a horror film, it could be considered more of a straight sci/fi flick. But with this sequel a more intense horror element has been introduced and I dug it lots! I mean the blood really pours near the end and you my horror-loving gore-searching friend will love it.

All in all, I was very impressed with this film, I loved it from beginning to end and was surprised to see that it was done so well. I was really expecting a royal piece of bug crap. Instead I got a really gory and enjoyable flick.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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