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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 ... 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:

The Nightmare Isn't Over 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:

$7,446,508, 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The entirety of the opening first 3 minutes of the film is simply archive footage from the previous film. The director used theatrical differences to enhance his version of the ending. See more »

Goofs

Haddonfield is portrayed as a small Illinois town in the film- when taken to and admitted in the hospital Jimmy, Dr. Mixter, and Nurse Jill called Laurie personally by name. Bud also figured out that her father ("her old man") owned the realty business. However, it took Sheriff Brackett's peers an hour to inform him that his daughter Annie was one of the victims at the Wallace residence. See more »

Quotes

[Hunt notices that Dr. Loomis is holding a revolver]
Sam Loomis: [to Hunt] Heightens my sense of security.
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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

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Soundtracks

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Written and Performed by John Carpenter
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Following to Carpenter's classic with more astonishing killings and loads of blood
14 October 2008 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This creepy sequel and gore galore film has to Michael Myers again doing a criminal spree . Following up to pursuit Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) at same night that the first movie terminates . Again Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasance) and sheriff Bracket (Charles Cypher )going after Micheal Myers who makes a real massacre in a hospital where work various nurses and doctors (Leo Rossi, Jeffrey Kramer , Lance Guest, among others).

The film displays thrills , chills , cardboard horror ,tension and lots of blood and gore for nauseating execution . The grisly murders are extremely scary and eerie with abundant stabbing shots . As always, Michael makes an authentic slaughter with gruesome and bloody assassinations using his supernatural and immortal force . The film is set immediately after the first Halloween (1978). Since Jamie Lee Curtis had begun to wear a much shorter hairstyle in the 1980s, she had to wear a wig that matched her original hairstyle for the film . This is one of the only two films released by Universal Studios ; after the massive success of the first film, Universal picked up the sequel . When Halloween III(1982) didn't fare so well, Universal gave the rights to Trancas International, an affiliate of Universal's, who produced the films until 1989. In 1996, the rights were sold to Miramax . Usual musical score by John Carpenter (also producer and screenwriter along with Debra Hill). The motion picture was professionally directed by Rick Rosenthal . Followed by worst and never-ending sequels : Halloween III , Season of the witch (1983) by Tommy Lee Wallace with Tom Atkins ; HalloweenIV , The return of Michael Myers (1988) by Dwight H Little with Danielle Harris and Elie Cornell ; Halloween 5 (1989) by Dominique Othenin Girard with Elie Cornell ; Halloween : the curse of Michael Myers (1995) by Joe Chappelle with Paul Rudd , and Mitchell Ryan ; Halloween H20(1998) , 20 years later by Steve Miner ; Halloween Resurrection (2002) by Rick Rosenthal with Busta Rhymes and Jamie Lee Curtis....


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