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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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They're back for seconds! 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

Gross USA:

$3,813,293
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Technical Specs

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

(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

Reverend Fisher: Resurrection's in 45 minutes.
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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 scenes are based on the screenplay even in the first 2 drafts. After the opening sequence, during the bus-driver scene where Brad is on his way to Grover's Bend from the big city to visit her, the bus driver describes the critters as smurfs and what they do. When Megan picked up Brad after an attempt fight with Wesley, Brad explains to Meg that he could had hurt him pretty bad. Megan doesn't think so, yet Brad does know about karate as he explains a bit more. Once Quigley left the store for a bit when Nana did business buying some eggs, the leftover eggs by the heater hatch as baby critters are out as we see from the POV when Chili dog is sniffing it. He barks at it, then cuts to the store sign with the dog yelping. The ladies at the church are helping out putting easter eggs by the yard of the church, then when the ladies with Nana are done she exclaims "what a beautiful day". Cindy is secretly carrying an easter basket as she was hidden as shes hunt for a small bit of eggs before the services to cheat kind of. However, a baby critter has hatched and is searching around from POV. During the Easter morning church scene, after that "resurrect your church going habits" scene Wesley the punk drives then stops in front of the church to attend just to see Megan. He picks out flowers from the garden in front of the church, he goes in to give them to her during services as he sits down to enjoy the sermon with her but her father doesn't want his arm around her. Alternate/deleted scene of the famous Lee scene as our bounty hunter heroes arrive in the fields as Charlie finds the playboy magazine, Ug and his faceless partner Lee sees what Charlie is reading. Ug ask Lee to transform as he/she/it does just that, as Charlie pleads not to have Lee change into him as he uses magazine to defend, Lee transforms into the beautiful blonde playboy centerfold. Ug looks at Lee all surprised, Lee has eyes open as "she" feels face then "her" body with a surprise look on her face with jaw dropped. Charlie is smiling at her, holding the playboy centerfold with staple shining in the sun then Charlie stares at her like he is in love. Lee pulls out the staple and confirms "body fit" as Lee wanted a female form this whole time. Charlie agrees saying "body fit alright" as he smiles implying he has a crush on her the whole time in this movie in the centerfold form, then Lee says a more feminine softer less tough-sounding "Kill Krites" yet walks away with clothes/cape on instead of being nude, Charlie says "Hey guys, wait up". When everyone gathers in town in try to stop the critters, Wesley and Brad stop to a gas station to fill tanks with gasoline as they look at each other to forgive about the bad things they did. Finally for the finale, as morning has come with everyone repairing the town Brad and Megan are talking to each other about him going back to the big city and she wonders if he has a girlfriend. Including talk on the next time he'll visit Grover's Bend. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Scream Queen Hot Tub Party (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Hungry Heifer Jingle
Written by Cynthia Garris
Performed by Cynthia Garris
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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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