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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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A comedy of even more absurd proportions See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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 scene with Xixo's son being run over by the truck was done using blue screen work by the child actor. A studio shot of the boy falling to the ground was chroma keyed over a ground level shot of the truck passing over the camera lens. See more »

Goofs

The shadows reveal obvious studio shots when the two kids are climbing around on top of the poachers truck, and during the close-ups of the airplane. See more »

Quotes

Brenner: There was three game wardens and a woman.
Ramsjey: [In radio] What did you do?
Brenner: I tied them up.
Brenner: [suddenly sees them escaping in rear view mirror]
Brenner: What the hell?
Brenner: [stops the truck and leaps out] George!
Brenner: [his yell echoes through the canyon]
George: [guilty panic] Yes, boss?
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Alternate Versions

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

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References Sudden Impact (1983) See more »

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The other innocent joy
28 August 2004 | by johnjohnson68510See all my reviews

This sequel has the same innocence and joy of the first one, just not as much. It's nice, but gets a little self-conscious. Part of the joy and purity of the first one is that it hadn't looked in the mirror too much. This one - well, it's still good, it'll lighten your heart to watch it, but you'll check your watch once or twice.

The first movie moved on the premise one Coke bottle in the garden of Eden could corrupt it. (They did a totally believable job of it, too, you ought to check out the first picture.) Civilization is a little heavier handed this time.

This picture has some of that contrived feel that most sequels have. But it's still a pleasure. How often do you see real joy in a picture, family love, innocence - and lots of laughs? A slapstick cops and robbers type of plot. The kids loved it.


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