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The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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 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 »

Goofs

Wires are visible over the rhino when it's chasing Dr. Ann Taylor up the tree. See more »

Quotes

Timi: You know why a compass has a mirror on the back?
Mateo: [turning the compass over to see the mirror] Why?
Timi: So you can see who's lost.
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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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Oh kids!
5 April 1999 | by lib-4See all my reviews

Though not as funny as the original- the refreshing beauty of the children and the determination of the father to find them make this an enjoyable movie. Plus it was nice to see all the wildlife- including the badger from hell. This time there was more chemistry between the leads- believably romantic-- and the nature- how to survive in a waterless place was accurate.


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