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Critters 2 (1988)

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Eggs of the small, furry alien carnivores are left behind on Earth and, after hatching, again set their appetites on the town of Grover's Bend.

Director:

Mick Garris

Writers:

David Twohy (as D.T. Twohy), Mick Garris
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terrence Mann ... Ug
Don Keith Opper ... Charlie (as Don Opper)
Cynthia Garris ... Zanti
Scott Grimes ... Brad
Al Stevenson Al Stevenson ... Bus Driver
Tom Hodges Tom Hodges ... Wesley
Douglas Rowe ... Quigley
Liane Curtis ... Megan
Lindsay Parker ... Cindy
Herta Ware Herta Ware ... Nana
Sam Anderson ... Mr. Morgan
Lin Shaye ... Sal
Barry Corbin ... Harv
Eddie Deezen ... Hungry Heifer Manager
Frank Birney ... Reverend Fisher
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Storyline

A batch of unhatched critter eggs are mistaken for Easter eggs by the country-folk inhabitants of Grover's Bend and, before long, the ferocious furballs are on the rampage again. Written by Ross Horsley <ics6rh@leeds.ac.uk>

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Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Critters 2: The Main Course See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,898,751, 29 April 1988, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,813,293
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New Line Cinema,Sho Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

David Twohy's first writing credit. He goes on to pen Waterworld, G.I. Jane, and all of The Chronicles of Riddick films. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie whenever the critters roll, you can see the wires pulling them. See more »

Quotes

Hungry Heifer PA system: At the Hungry Heifer, we won't give you a bum steer.
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Crazy Credits

Critter translation is provided by the Karl P Anno institute of intergalactic semantic research See more »

Connections

Followed by Mandalay Bay See more »

Soundtracks

Frauline
Performed by Love Hate
Published by New Line Music Corp./BMI
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Terrific sequel!

Two years after the first Krite attack on the Browns's farm, everything was peaceful in Grover's Bend but there are some remaining Krite Eggs still left and Brad Brown ( Scott Grimes) has traveled from Kansas City to visit his grandmother for Easter vacation. Soon the Eggs hatch as it makes trouble as the Krites has returned and the bounty hunters from space Ug ( Terrence Mann), Lee ( Roxanne Kernohan) and former town drunk turned bounty hunter Charlie ( Don Opper) head back to Earth, will they rescue the humans with the help of Brad or will everyone end up on the space monsters's menu?

Very entertaining and action packed sequel that is almost better than the original and THE only sequel in the series worth watching. What works here for this sequel is there's more action, bigger special effects, off-the-wall humor, a more intense and dramatic score, Mick Garris's directorial debut and of course there's a memorable moment where Lee the faceless bounty hunter from space looks at a Playboy magazine and transforms into a beautiful nude blonde centerfold babe played by B-movie beauty Roxanne Kernohan. Look for Eddie Deezen ( best known for Mandark on "Dexter's Lab" and Eugene from "Grease") as a restaurant manager and there's an amusing Freddy Krueger in-joke since the movie is from Freddy's home known as New Line Cinema.


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