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 shoots Michael Myers six times, Michael escapes and is now on the loose in Haddonfield. Laurie Strode is taken to the hospital and Doctor Loomis continues to hunt down Michael with the help of the police. Michael continues killing the citizens of Haddonfield and heads to the hospital to kill Laurie. It's now up to an Injured Laurie and Doctor Loomis to stop Michael and his murderous rampage.

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All New. From The People Who Brought You "Halloween"... More Of The Night HE Came Home. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

When the medics are rolling Laurie into the hospital and go through the outside door, the sign to the right says "CAUTION AUTOMAIC DOOR." See more »

Goofs

(2 minutes into the movie) When Laurie takes off Michael's mask in the beginning, Michael does not leave the mask off long enough so that we could see his deformed eye like we could see in the previous movie. See more »

Quotes

Marion: Dr. Loomis, you've been ordered back to Smith's Grove.
Sam Loomis: Ordered? You can't order me.
Marion: No, no, but the Governor can. He spoke to Dr. Rogers personally a few hours ago.
Sam Loomis: The Governor? Well, well...
Marion: Dr. Loomis, this thing is all over the state! The patient escapes once, murders three teenagers; you shoot him with a gun, he escapes again.
Sam Loomis: Someone should've listened to me earlier.
Marion: I know. I'm sorry. Dr. Rogers is just afraid this could jeopardize our whole rehabilitation program. He doesn't want anyone from ...
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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

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: New Year's Evil (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Mr. Sandman
Written by Pat Ballard (uncredited)
Performed by The Chordettes
Courtesy of Barnaby Records
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The last good horror movie featuring Michael Myers.
4 February 2004 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

As far as I am concerned this was the last Halloween movie with Myers worth watching. I prefer the third movie which has nothing to do with him to all the mess that follows. This movie is a continuation of the first as it is still the same night. Myers has of course gotten up and Jamie Lee has been taken to a hospital to recuperate from her wounds. Of course this one tries to shock us with its revelations and such, but nothing to shocking. There are kills and once again Dr. Loomis is obsessed with getting Myers. Some good kills are to be found as is to be expected. Though I always feel sorry for the guy that gets hit by the car as he is obviously not Myers. There is a television version of this one that totally blows as it is very toned down and they even have a happier ending. Watch the uncut theater version as it is much better.


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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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