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Halloween II (1981)

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While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Laurie Strode
Donald Pleasence ... Sam Loomis
Charles Cyphers ... Leigh Brackett
Jeffrey Kramer ... Graham
Lance Guest ... Jimmy
Pamela Susan Shoop ... Karen
Hunter von Leer Hunter von Leer ... Gary Hunt
Dick Warlock ... The Shape / Patrolman #3
Leo Rossi ... Budd
Gloria Gifford ... Mrs. Alves
Tawny Moyer ... Jill
Ana Alicia ... Janet
Ford Rainey ... Dr. Mixter
Cliff Emmich ... Mr. Garrett
Nancy Stephens ... Marion
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Storyline

After Doctor Samuel Loomis shoot's Michael Myer's Six Times and falls off a Balcony. Michael escapes and continues his massacre in Haddonfield, Laurie is also sent to the Hospital and Dr Loomis gathers a Group of Police Officer's to hunt Down Michael and put an end to his Murderous Rampage.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Just when you thought it was safe to go trick or treating... See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halloween II: The Horror Continues See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,676,836, 1 November 1981

Gross USA:

$25,533,818

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,533,818, 30 October 1981
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (MGM Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only Halloween film to show the morning after the 31st, every other movie ends on Halloween night. See more »

Goofs

As Deputy Hunt and Dr. Loomis are examining the burnt corpse with the dentist at the morgue Deputy Graham walks in, Dr. Loomis' hand seen cupping his mouth. As Deputy Hunt orders Deputy Graham to reopen the search for Michael Myers in the immediate next shot Dr. Loomis only has his finger on his moustache. See more »

Quotes

Sam Loomis: If that wasn't Michael Myers burning up in that car, then a lot of other kids are going to be slaughtered tonight.
Gary Hunt: He's dead. You saw it.
Sam Loomis: I saw a man in a mask.
Gary Hunt: It was him.
Sam Loomis: I want to believe you, but I have to be sure. I can't stop until I'm certain that he's dead.
Gary Hunt: You're talking about him like he's some kind of animal.
Sam Loomis: He was my patient for fifteen years. He became an obsession with me until I realized that there was nothing within him, neither conscious nor reason that was... even remotely ...
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Crazy Credits

Michael Myers (age 23) is listed in the ending credits. The film takes place in 1978 when Michael Myers is 21 years old, which is also stated by Dr. Loomis in the movie. See more »


Soundtracks

He Knows Where She Is!
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by John Carpenter
Produced by Alan Howarth
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User Reviews

 
A solid sequel
23 March 2006 | by TikkinSee all my reviews

Halloween 2 seems to get mixed reactions but no one can deny that it stands alone as a great slasher film. Of course it's hard to take Halloween 2 as its "own" film compared to the greatness that is the original Halloween, but most should be able to overlook that and enjoy it for what it is. Halloween 2 uses the suspense of Halloween but adds more gore and a faster pace to the mix. I found it thoroughly entertaining, with some great death scenes and genuinely suspenseful moments (Jamie-Lee escaping through the ventilation grill). The only minor points spoiling Halloween 2 are that sometimes it gets a bit far-fetched. For example, Jamie-Lee is escaping through the ventilation grill and Michael Myers takes an eternity to simply walk over and pull her back down. There were also a few moments of very bad acting.

Overall though it's thoroughly entertaining and I would recommend it to all horror fans. It doesn't ruin the integrity of the original film like most sequels do.


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