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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

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Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens on Halloween Eve and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?

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Dwight H. Little

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Dhani Lipsius (story), Larry Rattner (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Pleasence ... Dr. Sam Loomis
Ellie Cornell ... Rachel Carruthers
Danielle Harris ... Jamie Lloyd
George P. Wilbur ... Michael Myers
Michael Pataki ... Dr. Hoffman
Beau Starr ... Sheriff Ben Meeker
Kathleen Kinmont ... Kelly Meeker
Sasha Jenson ... Brady
Gene Ross ... Earl
Carmen Filpi ... Rev. Jackson P. Sayer
Raymond O'Connor ... Security Guard
Jeff Olson ... Richard Carruthers
Karen Alston Karen Alston ... Darlene Carruthers
Nancy Borgenicht Nancy Borgenicht ... Woman Attendant
David Jensen David Jensen ... Man Attendant
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Storyline

It's October 30, 1988 and Michael Myers has been in a coma since his pursuit of Laurie Strode, 10 years ago, was finally stopped (events of H1 and H2). However when he is transfered from Richmond Mental Institute to Smith's Grove he awakes when he hears that he has a niece in Haddonfield and after killing the transfer crew he escapes. In Haddonfield, the niece, Jamie, has been adopted by the Carruthers family but keeps having nightmares about Michael (but she doesn't know who he is). On Halloween night, Jamie goes out trick and treating, little knowing that her murdering Uncle is following her and her step-sister Rachel. Rushing to her aid is Dr. Loomis and with the help of Sheriff Meeker starts to search the town for Michael and to find Jamie to protect her. But can anything stop Michael this time? Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Ten Years Ago he changed the face Of Halloween, now he's back. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halloween 4 See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,831,250, 23 October 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,768,757
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A scene was filmed to bridge Halloween 2 with 4. It was a flashback to the finale of part 2 with a scene where Loomis is being tended to by paramedics when he sees the burning body of the shape. Loomis exclaims to the EMS technicians to "Let Him Burn!" and they douse the flaming body of Myers to the better judgment of Loomis. See more »

Goofs

Michael Myers had been at Smith's Grove - Warren County Sanitarium prior to his escape in Halloween and was being transferred to that location at the beginning of this movie. The patches on the medical personnel say Smith's Grove, but the ambulance is labeled as Smith Grove. See more »

Quotes

Deputy Logan: What are we doin'?
Sheriff Meeker: Making sure no one can get in here.
Deputy Logan: Isn't all this a little paranoid?
Sheriff Meeker: If you'd seen that police station, you wouldn't even ask.
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Alternate Versions

The German version of this not-so violent film was cut during the gore scenes to get a 16 rating. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Scream (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Halloween Theme
Composed by John Carpenter
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User Reviews

 
Great performances by all, excellent sequel
23 August 1999 | by duce122See all my reviews

The first time I saw this film, I was bored. I thought it was uneventful. But then, I watched it a second time and loved it. This movie is very suspenseful, has very little blood/gore, and the acting by Danielle Harris is just incredible. I also love Ellis Cornell, she is such a doll! Brady was an idiot to let go of such a cute girl.

Rent this! It's better than II and V.


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