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Exterminator 2 (1984)

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The flamethrower-wielding vigilante John Eastland returns to rid New York of a drug lord and his gang.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Eastland
... X
... Caroline
... Be Gee
Scott 'Slo-motion' Randolph ... Eyes (as Scott Randolf)
... Spider
... Red Rat
David Buntzman ... Head Mafioso
Kenny Marino ... Tony
Derek Evans ... Squealer
... Monster
Robert Louis King ... Philo
... Turbo
... Mom
Steffen Zacharias ... Pop
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The flamethrower-wielding vigilante John Eastland returns to rid New York of a drug lord and his gang.

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Robert Ginty is the Exterminator... and he's back. This time he just can't fight them, he must destroy them! See more »


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14 September 1984 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,204,197, 16 September 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,739,406, 21 October 1984
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Trivia

Although composers of the score did cut about 20 records for the soundtrack album, it was never released. See more »

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When X gets blown off the catwalk, you can see the safety goggles that he's wearing. See more »

Quotes

Philo: Look at this shit man! 13 dollars and some change, this fucking broad!
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Philo: Lets go man!
Turbo: Did you see the look on her face when I put it through her?
Philo: [Laughs]
Turbo: I like it when their faces go crazy like that, when they think the world has gone psycho and there's no way out.
[The Exterminator shows up and torches them both]
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Not a great film but its an Interesting Curiosity for Film buffs
21 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

The First Exterminator film is a cult classic among fans of Revenge and exploitation flicks, however this film for a long time was not, until just recently, Exterminator 2 (1984) Is an interesting film because it didn't turn out like it should have, According to many fans and sources it was meant to be a follow up in the same gritty style of its predecessor, however the production company wasn't happy with the final product and demanded a entirely new ending involving a larger action scene as well as some other extra scenes to be added to the rest of the film, So apparently there's an entirely different work print version of the film out there, which would be an interesting watch because the version I am reviewing is the version that was Released in theaters and on VHS, we have yet to get a DVD and if we do I hope we get a special edition with both versions of the film and a documentary.

OK the plot of the film is extremely simple, It picks up 3 or 4 years after the original, and "The Exterminator" (Played by Robert Ginty Once again) is back cleaning up the crime ridden streets of new york, however the crime is even more ferocious than ever before, a new gang is on the Streets lead by a psychotic gang leader called "X" (Mario Van Peebles) His plan is basically to take over the entire city of New York by starting to get the public hooked on Drugs and have them join his gang to form an uprising on the entire city.

Now first thing You'll notice is the film's tone is completely different It's no longer dark and gritty and it has more in tone with the MAD MAX movies, THE EXTERMINATOR now wears a welding mask and burns crooks with a flamethrower, the film is still very violent (Depending on which version you get) But its more action oriented, however the problem is the action is not that good, every scene is mashed together and just barely makes sense, The Acting is probably the worst thing about the film, all the actors just seem bored and the punks are just over the top silly, and i don't blame them, the writing in this film is some of the worst ever, and the musical score is just laughable it sounds like it was composed for an old SEGA genesis/mega-drive game, even for its time it was bad, however it could've been good if they had better production values on the film, which is another major problem, the film's budget was extremely low and it dwarfs my mind on why that is, the first film was a financial success so you'd think they would give a bigger budget for the sequel, but this is produced by GOLAN GLOBUS after all so its expected, but even for them it was still low budget being made for only $3 million when they made other films for 5 to 10 million dollars.

Now after Ripping pretty hard on this film, I gotta give it some slack because in some strange and screwy way it was entertaining, Because When Watching it you can't help but think "You Know this could've been a Great Idea for a Comic Book" Indeed this film's tone is not far from the truth it has that comic book feel, even the Cover and poster art makes you think so, Not only that The main villain "X" Is hilariously entertaining to watch, he hams up the role just enough not to annoy you, And the final Action scene is cool, it involves an armored Garbage truck with guns,rockets and a snow plow attached to the front going through gang members, so this film Does have its entertainment value But Its more of an interesting curiosity to film buffs because of its history, so i suggest checking it out for Curiositys sake.

OVERALL: 5/10

BTW: Make sure you get the U.S version of this film, as its censored heavily in most parts of the world.


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