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Halloween II (1981)

R | | Horror | 30 October 1981 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Rick Rosenthal
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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 ... 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 Officers to hunt Down Michael and put an end to his Murderous Rampage. Written by ahmetkozan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He came back to finish what they'll never forget... See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Around five and a half months after this movie was released, another horror hospital picture with a crazed killer launched, called Visiting Hours (1982). Both films featured a skull on their main movie posters, for "Halloween II" it was superimposed over a pumpkin, and for "Visiting Hours" it was formed as a pattern of switched on lights within the darkened shaped building of the hospital building. Moreover, the theme music for "Visiting Hours" was modeled after John Carpenter's iconic Halloween (1978) music score which is also featured in "Halloween II". See more »

Goofs

Despite taking place in the same night, the decals on Sheriff Brackett's car have noticeably changed since the previous film. See more »

Quotes

Bud: Look, Jimmy, rule number one, never get involved with a patient. Nurses, that's another story. But patient is no good, it never works out.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The gruesome shot where a nurse gets a syringe in her temple was toned down in the German version. This however didn't stop the censors from banning the film. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Mr. Sandman
Written by Pat Ballard (uncredited)
Performed by The Chordettes
Courtesy of Barnaby Records
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The terror continues...
23 December 2002 | by gila_filmSee all my reviews

This movie's story began right after the end of the first installment. After been shot for six times by Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasance), Michael Myers vanished in the dark of the night. Meanwhile, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee-Curtis) had a medical nursing in a local hospital. Now Michael Myers continues his killing spree in the hospital. Once again Laurie Strode must endure a night form hell and reveal her own darkest secret.

Rick Rosenthal continues the John Carpenter directional style and he did it on a faster pace than the first one. It makes the movie is more enjoyable for now age viewers. Jamie Lee-Curtis is still at her best. I would not deface her name, because she's the best. In general, this movie is a mediocre, but decently enough to watch, especially when you are bored in a lonely night with nothing to do, rent this movie and watch this full cliché mandatory and your night won't be that bad anymore.

6/10


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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:

$7,446,508, 1 November 1981

Gross USA:

$25,533,818

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,533,818
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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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