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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.

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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 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

In a continuation of the plot of Halloween, Michael Myers shows off his indestructability by resuming his murder spree despite being gunned down with six bullets in the original movie. Laurie Strode is once more his intended victim, with Dr. Sam Loomis again in hot pursuit. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

All New. From The People Who Brought You "Halloween"... More Of The Night HE Came Home. 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of two films in the series to begin with the ending of the previous film. The other is Halloween 5 (1989). See more »

Goofs

Stuntman Dick Warlock's eyes are very noticeably blue throughout the movie, yet Michael's character is supposed to have "the blackest eyes, the devils eyes." Tony Moran's eyes in the original Halloween's unmasked shot appeared brown. See more »

Quotes

[after discovering that Annie is dead]
Leigh Brackett: Damn you.
Sam Loomis: I'm sorry.
Leigh Brackett: What have you done?
Sam Loomis: I haven't done anything.
Leigh Brackett: You let him out!
Sam Loomis: I didn't let him out. I gave orders for him to be restrained.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Stand Alone: The Making of Halloween III (2012) See more »

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Mr. Sandman
Courtesy of Barnaby Records
Written by Pat Ballard (uncredited)
Performed by The Chordettes
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The best sequel to date
30 September 1999 | by morris22See all my reviews

I'm shocked at some of the negative reactions to this movie. In my opinion it was the best sequel in the series. Halloween 2 picked up directly where the original left off. By using the same characters and atmosphere of Halloween it succeeded as one of the few great sequels in the history of movies. It showed the aftermath of the killings in part 1. Most of the movie takes place in a hospital as Michael Myers resumes his killing spree there. Although, it's not on par with part 1 Halloween 2 remains the best sequel in the series and is definitely worth watching.


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