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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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Taglines:

"Critters 1" got your blood pumping... This time they want more than a taste See more »


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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mick Garris had wanted to get Frank Welker to do the voices of the Crites, but he couldn't afford to get him so he ended up doing most of the voices himself and hiring a loop group to provide additional vocals for them. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 8 mins) When the Critters are rolling together to the Polar Ice Burger, you can see in several shots that the furry balls are connected together to some device pulling them all along (there are often visible wires). See more »

Quotes

Harv: You've got nothing to lose but your lives.
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Absolutely no critters were harmed in the making of this motion picture. See more »

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Followed by Mandalay Bay See more »

Soundtracks

Frauline
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Published by New Line Music Corp./BMI
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One step forward and two steps back

Critters 2 both improves and falls short of the original. Though it gives the writers more freedom in imagination and the cute, little killer furballs and various ways to cause havoc it simply cannot escape the 'been there done that' factor that cripples most sequels.

Set 2 years after the first film, the people of Grover's Bend are shocked when Brad Brown comes home to visit his grandma. He was branded a liar and hoaxer and apparently no one believed his stories of the Krites and extra-terrestrial bounty hunters. Which is a little harsh considering they had several eaten humans and dead Krites as proof. And as soon as he returns, the Krite eggs seen at the very end of the first film begin to hatch and the feeding frenzy begins all over again on a bigger scale.

There's fun to be had in watching the critters go mental all over town. And the film could have been a four-starrer but there's a major lull at the end of the second act in which nothing happens and it really slows down. But the massive furball at the end is brilliant.

They really should have left the Critters movies after this and I wouldn't bother with 3 and 4. They're rubbish. Still the Krites are cute (I don't care what you say) and Brad's girlfriend is gorgeous too.

The DVD is in great looking 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen with Dolby 5.1 sound. Some trailers are included.


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