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Critters 2 (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 29 April 1988 (USA)
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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 ... 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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The most illegal aliens of all are back -- and they're hungrier than ever. See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

New Line Cinema Trademark: Lin Shaye has a role. Lin Shaye the younger sister of the Founder of New Line Cinema Robert Shaye. She can be found in countless New Line films, including this one. Other examples include "A Nightmare on Elm Street", "Dumb and Dumber", and "Critters". Etc. See more »

Goofs

(at around 38 mins) When Lee's appearance is turned from being a 'Nothing-Face' into the Playboy centerfold model, a staple, although oversized, also materializes on Lee since it was visible when the picture of the centerfold was looked at, but when Lee's appearance changes from that of the model into the Hungry Heifer Manager (at around 50 mins), glasses do not materialize on Lee's face, even though the restaurant manager was wearing glasses at that time. See more »

Quotes

Brad: Nana, the critters are here.
Nana: No, shit, Bradley! Damn meat eaters!
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The Syndicated Television version features scenes that were never before shown in the theatrical version and some extended scenes with a few alternate scenes as well. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Deadtime Stories: Grandpa's Monster Movies (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Frauline
Performed by Love Hate
Published by New Line Music Corp./BMI
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Classic 80's
22 February 2017 | by pzivojinovicSee all my reviews

Much better than the subsequent films, but not nearly as good as the first. Settings, characters, nudity, and other important basics are pretty much the same as the surprisingly-good original. The movie? Well those furry devils aren't all gone and we get to see the main characters a few years later. Of course looking at it as an adult now I can saw the timeline wasn't very good - not enough time passed for the age of the characters involved or all that the back story claimed happened.

"Critters 2", however, drives the point home just in case you couldn't figure it out. The Critters now have more scenes involving "mischief" as they tear up restaurants in all sorts of silly ways, accompanied by sight gags, slapstick and plenty of cartoon sound effects. The Critters also develop the ability to speak broken English, too, only adding to their status as Gremlins clones. While "Critters" was far from a serious horror film, Critters 2 starts the series down a more humorous path that a lot of fans didn't exactly cotton to.

Overall rating: 6 out of 10.


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