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Return of the Living Dead II ()

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

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Michael Kenworthy ...
Jesse Wilson
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Billy
Jason Hogan ...
Johnny
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Ed
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Joey
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Brenda
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Lucy Wilson
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Aerobics Instructor (as Suzan Stadner)
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Colonel (as Jonathon Terry)
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Tom Essex
Sally Smythe ...
Billy's Mom
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Tarman
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Billy's Dad
Reynold Cindrich ...
Soldier
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Doc Mandel
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Sarge
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Les (as Arturo Bonilla)
Terrence Riggins ...
Frank
James McIntire ...
Officer
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Jesse's Double
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Special Zombie (as Forrest Ackerman)
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Special Zombie (as Douglas Benson)
David Eby ...
Special Zombie
Nicholas Hernandez ...
Special Zombie
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Special Zombie
Annie Marshall ...
Special Zombie
Richard Moore ...
Special Zombie
Steve Neuvenheim ...
Special Zombie
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Special Zombie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric Clarke ...
Zombie (uncredited)
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Pot smoking army driver (uncredited)
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Zombie Kid (uncredited)
Robert Smithson ...
Zombie (uncredited)
Dana Vitatoe ...
Zombie (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ken Wiederhorn

Written by

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Ken Wiederhorn ... (written by)

Produced by

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Eugene C. Cashman ... executive producer
Tom Fox ... producer
William S. Gilmore ... co-producer

Music by

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J. Peter Robinson

Cinematography by

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Robert Elswit ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Charles Bornstein

Editorial Department

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Lindsey Armstrong ... apprentice film editor
Jeanine Schaack ... apprentice film editor
Rose Anne Weinstein ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Shari Rhodes

Art Direction by

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Dale Allen Pelton ... (as Dale Allan Pelton)

Set Decoration by

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Suzette Sheets

Makeup Department

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Brent Armstrong ... special makeup crew
Del Armstrong ... makeup supervisor
Karen Asano-Myers ... special makeup crew (as Karen Asano)
Camille Calvet ... special makeup crew
Craig Caton ... special makeup crew (as K. Craig Caton-Largent)
Lynn Del Kail ... hair stylist
Eric Fiedler ... special makeup crew
Steve Frakes ... special makeup crew
Chris Goehe ... special makeup crew
Kimberly A. Lee ... special makeup crew
Frank Charles Lutkus III ... special makeup crew (as Charles Lutkus)
Mark Maitre ... special makeup crew
Shawn McEnroe ... special makeup crew
June Myers ... special makeup crew
Kenny Myers ... special makeup creator
Joe Reader ... special makeup crew (as Joseph Reader)
Lisa Rocco ... special makeup crew (as Lisa Doering)
Tony Rupprecht ... special makeup crew
Andy Schoneberg ... special makeup crew (as Andy Shoneberg)
Dennis Schultz ... special makeup crew
Russell Seifert ... special makeup crew
Mike Smithson ... special makeup crew
Loren Soman ... special makeup crew
Michael Spatola ... special makeup crew
Lillian van Gorder ... special makeup crew
Douglas J. White ... special makeup crew (as Doug White)
Matt Marich ... foam technician (uncredited)
Thomas E. Surprenant ... special makeup effects technician (uncredited)

Production Management

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Robin S. Clark ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Dino Castelli ... Director (documentary segment)
William M. Elvin ... first assistant director (as Bill Elvin)
Rodney Allen Hooks ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Robert W. Henderson ... assistant art director (as Robert Henderson)
Nikita Knatz ... illustrator
Len Morganti ... storyboard artist
Michael Muhlfriedel ... lead man (as Mick Mulfriedel)
Claude F. Powell ... construction coordinator (as Claude Powell)
Laura Settlemier ... set dresser
Matt Springman ... property master
Ray Storey ... visual consultant (as Raymond G. Storey)
John Alvin ... poster artist (uncredited)
Tom Jung ... poster designer (uncredited)
Amy Ryder ... set dresser (uncredited)
Pete von Sholly ... storyboard artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Glenn E. Anderson ... sound mixer (as Glenn Anderson)
Bill W. Benton ... re-recording mixer
Craig A. Dellinger ... adr editor (as Craig Dellinger)
Leigh French ... looping coordinator
Dale Johnston ... supervising sound effects editor
James Koford ... sound effects editor (as Jim Koford)
William L. McCaughey ... re-recording mixer (as William McCaughey)
Tom Ruff ... a.d.r. mixer
Marty Stein ... sound effects editor
John J. Stephens ... re-recording mixer
Clancy T. Troutman ... sound effects editor (as Clancy Troutman)
James Utterback ... boom operator (as Jim Utterback)
Al Gomez ... foley mixer (uncredited)
Cathie Speakman ... sound editor (uncredited)
Clancy T. Troutman ... sound designer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Eugene Crum ... special physical effects (as Geno Crum)
Terry D. Frazee ... special physical effects (as Terry Frazee)
Gene Grigg ... special physical effects

Visual Effects by

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Charles Mcdonald ... visual effects animator

Stunts

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Gary Lee Davis ... stunt coordinator (as Gary Davis)
Larry Nicholas ... stunt double
Jeff Habberstad ... stunt performer (uncredited)
William R. Perry ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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David Boyd ... first assistant camera
Stephen Crawford ... best boy
Lynn McAfee ... still photographer (as Lynn Davis McAfee)
Joe-Joe Presson ... second grip (as Joseph Presson)
John Savka ... key grip
Andy Sydney ... second assistant camera
John Zumpano ... gaffer
Kenny Christiansen ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Paula Gilmore ... extras casting
Stacey Rhodes ... casting assistant (as Stacy Resch)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jule Emerson ... wardrobe: women
Robert Iannaccone ... wardrobe supervisor (as Bob Iannaccone)
Kelly O'Gurian ... wardrobe: men

Location Management

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Steven Shkolnik ... location manager (as Steve Shkolnik)

Music Department

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Kim Buie ... executive music coordinator: Island Records
David Chackler ... music supervisor: Sounds of Film Ltd.
John Elizalde ... music editor
Marty Wekser ... assistant music supervisor
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)
Robert Fernandez ... music recording mixer (uncredited)
Vic Fraser ... music preparation (uncredited)
Vladimir Horunzhy ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Lise Richardson ... assistant music editor (uncredited)
J. Peter Robinson ... conductor (uncredited) / scoring producer (uncredited)
Sidney Sax ... musician: violin solos (uncredited) / orchestra contractor (uncredited)
John Andrew Schreiner ... musician (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Caroline Sax ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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D.J. Gardiner ... driver captain
Danny Naten ... driver co-captain
Moore Brian ... driver (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Jean Barash ... assistant to producers
Grant Gilmore ... production assistant
Ronald E. Hairston ... craft service (as Ron Hairston)
Linda Hassani ... assistant: Ken Wiederhorn
K.C. Hodenfield ... production assistant
Mark R. Lindsay ... sales representative (as Mark Lindsay)
Richard Lorenzana ... accountant
Susan Lorenzana ... assistant accountant
Derek Loughran ... creator: zombie movements
Lori June Moore ... stand-in
Stella Pacific ... school teacher (as Stella Pacifici)
Douglas W. Randall ... production assistant (as Doug Randall)
Fran Roy ... production administrator
Malka Youngstein ... production assistant
Craig Caton ... creature crew (uncredited)
Dale Allen Pelton ... production assistant (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Just when you thought it was safe to be dead. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Return of the Living Dead II (United States)
  • Revenge of the Living Dead (United States)
  • Battalion 2 (Japan, English title)
  • Return of the Living Dead Part II (United Kingdom)
  • Le retour des morts vivants II (France)
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Runtime
  • 89 min
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  • 1.33 : 1 (original & negative ratio/open matte)
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Box Office

Budget $6,200,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $4,576,000, 17 Jan 1988
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $840,846

Did You Know?

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Trivia Thom Mathews disliked the sequel so much that he said the best part about making the film was the outstanding craft services. See more »
Goofs (at around 9 mins) When Jesse falls through the coffin in the mausoleum, it is clearly a stunt double. Jesse has blond hair, while the double has dark brown. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Side by Side (1990). See more »
Soundtracks Flesh To Flesh See more »
Quotes Joey: I feel like we've been here before. You... Me... Them!
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