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The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)

PG | | Comedy | 13 April 1990 (USA)
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6 people comically meet in the Kalahari desert: a female NYC lawyer flying with a local zoologist/pilot in a mini-plane, a Cuban and an African soldier taking each other POW, a Boer elephant poacher and a bushman looking for his 2 sons.

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Jamie Uys

Writer:

Jamie Uys (written and devised by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
N!xau ... Xixo
Lena Farugia Lena Farugia ... Dr. Ann Taylor
Hans Strydom Hans Strydom ... Dr. Stephen Marshall
Eiros ... Xiri
Nadies Nadies ... Xisa
Erick Bowen ... Mateo
Treasure Tshabalala Treasure Tshabalala ... Timi
Pierre van Pletzen Pierre van Pletzen ... George
Lourens Swanepoel Lourens Swanepoel ... Brenner
Richard Loring Richard Loring ... Jack
Lesley Fox Lesley Fox ... Ann's Secretary
Simon Sabela Simon Sabela ... General
Ken Marshall Ken Marshall ... Convener
Peter Tunstall Peter Tunstall ... Chief Game Warden
Andrew Dibb Andrew Dibb ... Computer Operator
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Storyline

Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck, unable to get off, and Xixo sets out to rescue them. Along the way, he encounters a couple of soldiers trying to capture each other and a pilot and passenger of a small plane, who are each having a few problems of their own. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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This time, everybody's going crazier. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

South Africa | Botswana | USA

Language:

Afrikaans | English | Ungwatsi

Release Date:

13 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Götter müssen verrückt sein II See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$6,291,444

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,591,444
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The aircraft used in the movie was a modified Lazair Ultralight. It did not actually fly, as it had no engine and was made of fibreglass. The airplane was fitted with a small electric motor to turn the propellor, when filming on the ground. With the help of a crane, the mock airplane was lifted and slowly swung around with the actors inside, for its scenes in the film, and the footage then sped up in post-production. An identical, but small scale radio operated model airplane was used for long shots. The full scale version would later be displayed suspended from the ceiling of Stringfellows, an aviation-themed restaurant in Bloemfontein, South Africa, part-owned by producer Boet Troskie. The airplane was later seen on display in Mimosa Mall, site of Troskie's Mimosa Films offices. Meanwhile, the radio controlled model plane would be seen hanging on display in a hobbyshop in Cresta, a suburb of Randburg, near the border of Johannesburg. See more »

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In the studio shots, there are no windows in the airplane. See more »

Quotes

Brenner: George!
[tosses him a gun]
Brenner: Here. Make him get in.
George: [points it at Xixo like he isn't going to use it] Here. You get in.
Xixo: [speaking own dialect]
George: [gestures with gun to truck] You come with us.
Xixo: [takes the gun out of George's hands]
George: [gets it back quickly, nervously] Hey. Hey. You mustn't do that.
George: [grumbling at how stupid George is being, runs over and knocks Xixo to the ground] Get me a tie down!
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Alternate Versions

When released on video in the UK, one second was cut to obtain a 'PG' certificate. See more »

Connections

References Sudden Impact (1983) See more »

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Pretty good sequel to a classic
23 April 2003 | by Agent10See all my reviews

While the original film would have been very difficult to top, The Gods Must Be Crazy II is certainly a strong movie. The innocence and silliness that was captured so amazingly in the first film was faithfully reconstructed in this film. Xixo was much more commanding in this film, and the two kids who played his children were also quite good. Unfortunately, the film makers had to beat the idea into the ground, and made an terrible third sequel. Alas, sometimes a great idea shouldn't always be built upon.


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