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Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

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One year after the events of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), the Shape returns to Haddonfield once again in an attempt to kill his now-mute niece.

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Dominique Othenin-Girard (as Dominique Otherin-Girard)

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John Carpenter (characters), Debra Hill (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Pleasence ... Loomis
Danielle Harris ... Jamie
Ellie Cornell ... Rachel
Beau Starr ... Sheriff Ben Meeker
Jeffrey Landman Jeffrey Landman ... Billy Hill
Tamara Glynn ... Samantha Thomas
Jonathan Chapin ... Mikey
Matthew Walker Matthew Walker ... Spitz
Wendy Foxworth ... Tina Williams (as Wendy Kaplan)
Betty Carvalho Betty Carvalho ... Nurse Patsey
Troy Evans ... Deputy Charlie
Frankie Como Frankie Como ... Deputy Nick Ross (as Frank Como)
David Ursin ... Deputy Tom Farrah
Harper Roisman Harper Roisman ... Mountain Man
Karen Alston Karen Alston ... Darlene Carruthers
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Storyline

It's one year later after the events of Halloween 4. Michael survives the shootings and on October 31st he returns with a vengeance. Lurking and stalking, Jamie, Rachel, and Rachel's friends, Michael forms a plan to lure Jamie out of the children's hospital where events lead up to the confrontation at the Myers house. Halloween 5 is a dark, thrill ride that will scare the heck out of you! Written by anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The citizens of Haddonfield are about to endure the revenge of Michael Myers. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halloween 5: Michael Myers' Revenge See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,093,428, 15 October 1989

Gross USA:

$11,642,254

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,642,254
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jeffrey Landman kept his pirate costume. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h) In the barn, Samantha yells, "Son of a bitch!" to Michael with her mouth closed. See more »

Quotes

Mikey: So how many cases can we get?
Spitz: Three cases. Any more and I think old Mr. Casy would-ah-know something's up, but we gotta get going, shift changes pretty soon. You gonna pull around back or should we both get busted out front?
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Alternate Versions

The German theatrical version was cut to get a "16" rating. On video, two versions were released, the "16"-one for sell-thru and an uncut "18"-rated version for the rental release. See more »


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A Stranger In The House
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Composed by Alan Howarth and John Carpenter
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Nothing Special But Not Too Bad
22 June 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee all my reviews

Halloween 5 was one of those films that left one feeling unfulfilled after watching it despite being a fan of the series.

Halloween 5 seemed to be trying to emulate the original which just cannot be done. It seemed to succeed in being fairly atmospheric but there wasn't much gore in the film. The late Donald Pleasance was back but he didn't seem to have the impact he had in the original and parts 2 and 3. Loomis was still a great character.

There are two areas which can be commended. Danielle Harris once again did a great job as the niece of Michael Myers and Michael Myers himself was becoming a bit more human which I don't think is a bad thing. Villains can only be inhuman for so long. Also, if you watch the ending you'll get a bit of history on Michael Myers but unfortunately later films did not capitalise on it. That was a shame.

All in all, Halloween 5 was decent enough and I shall probably rent the DVD.


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