Mel's Drive-In does not appear in the sequel at all, but is still shown in a still on the back of the Blu-ray Disc case. Presumably this is a still from the original movie which was incorrectly put on the package. See more »
When Steve looking for his wife (pretending to be a narc) he has the guy against the wall with his arm twisted behind his back. After Steve has released his arm and left the guy is shown with his arm bent up but the body's natural reaction would have been to lower it as soon as it was released. See more »
Bobby, whatever you do, don't hit those trashcans!
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The guitar strum, from Bob Dylan's How Does it Feel? brings forth the first few end credits of the film. See more »
First off, you can not expect a sequel to excel. We get lucky sometimes but usually they are either totally lame or they fall into some sort of formula hellhole. This film, as many many reviewers have pointed out, does have flaws. Most films do. It is not that different in structure from the original either, following different story lines with different characters, albeit in different years rather than in the same night. The Vietnam sequences with Terry the Toad and Little Joe from the Pharohs gang are the best part of the movie. They could almost have made a single full-length sequel following that story line. A lot of reviewers liked the Milner sequences more than the Debbie sequences. I sort of go the other way around. I thought the Milner storyline was weak and there just wasn't much there. Maybe the hippie sequences were more familiar to me, but I related to that and thought most of it was hilarious. They could have dropped the entire other sequence as well ... it just labored to tell their story against a backdrop that was much bigger than they were.
Also liked the cameo by Falfa, Harrison Ford.
Anyway, maybe someone will come back and make the rest of the Terry-the-Toad in Vietnam story. Feel the same way about D-Day "whereabouts unknown" in Animal House. There's a movie there waiting to be told.
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