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Return of the Living Dead II (1988)

Return of the Living Dead: Part II (original title)
Curious kids unearth the barrels that helped revive the dead of the first film, which proves the second time's an undead charm.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Kenworthy ... Jesse Wilson
... Billy
Jason Hogan ... Johnny
... Ed
... Joey
... Brenda
... Lucy Wilson
... Aerobics Instructor (as Suzan Stadner)
... Colonel (as Jonathon Terry)
... Tom Essex
Sally Smythe ... Billy's Mom
... Tarman
Don Maxwell ... Billy's Dad
Reynold Cindrich ... Soldier
... Doc Mandel
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Storyline

In this first sequel to The Return of the Living Dead, a group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxen gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from the grave and seek out brains. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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15 January 1988 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,576,000, 17 January 1988, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,205,924
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1.85 : 1
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Thom Mathews and James Karen nearly duplicate their roles from The Return of the Living Dead (1985) as a pair who are sickened by zombie gas. In both films they have the exchange, "Listen kid, if you like this job..." "Like this job? Like this job!" See more »

Goofs

When Jesse Lucy and Tom are talking about going to look around town you can see Doc Mandel in the background examining Joey and Ed still wearing his red sweater. After the others leave and the shot returns to Doc his sweater is gone has been replaced by a white lab coat. See more »

Quotes

Tarman: Brains! Brains! I want, live brain! Brains! Brains!
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Performed and Written by Julian Cope
Produced by Ed Stasium
Virgin-Nymph Music, Inc.
Recording courtesy of Island Records
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Not funny. Not scary. Not campy. Not good.
22 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

Caught this on HBO the other night. It's about some kids living in a quintessential suburban cul de sac blight that meet the slow witted slow moving zombie menace brought about by banned government tests. Let's just say it was really really hard to sit through the whole thing.

Okay, if you want to make a campy zombie movie go for it but at least be clever or funny. This is neither.

Okay, then what about scary? Nothing scary. These zombies couldn't catch a grandmother with a broken hip.

After the first ten minutes or so you'll be asking yourself, "What was the intent of the film makers? Not to scare me. Not to make me laugh. Not to put an effort into production values. Not to find capable actors. Not to make socio-political allegory. Not to... well you get the point. Stay away from this one.


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