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Halloween 5 (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.

Director:

Dominique Othenin-Girard (as Dominique Otherin-Girard)

Writers:

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 ... 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:

Michael Lives, And This Time They're Ready! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

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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:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,332,000, 15 October 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Troy Evans starred opposite Don Shanks who played Michael Myers in this film. Don Shanks and Troy were both of Jim Carrey's co-stars. Don Shanks was a stunt performer in Dumb and Dumber(1994) and Troy was Roger Podactor in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective(1994). See more »

Goofs

(at around 52 mins) When Tina, Sammy, and Spitz enter the barn to see the kittens, Tina's hair is in a high pony-tail. In the next shot, as she climbs under the rails to get to the kittens, her hair is down. Previously, as she was getting ready for the Halloween party, her hair was in a high bun. See more »

Quotes

Loomis: She was shaking; her whole body was shaking.
Meeker: Every time a little girl twitches I'm supposed to call out the national guard...
Loomis: How many people did he kill last year? Have you forgotten? Your own daughter!
Meeker: [grabs Loomis] I don't...
Loomis: [cuts him off] No, of course you don't forget. How could you? You never looked into his face, did you? You never saw his eyes. You never saw that- that nothing, no expression, blank. My memory goes back twelve years to the night I offered... I'm gonna show you- show you ...
[...]
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Referenced in Why Horror? (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Romeo Romeo
Written by Michael Hennesy and Paul Wood
Performed by Rebecca Vizcarra (as Becca)
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User Reviews

 
Despite its flaws, a unique a fun entry in the series.
28 May 2011 | by PhillipMichaelHSee all my reviews

This is the movie in the series that people hate the most, mostly critics and fans of the series. Sure, it does have its noticeable flaws and cringe worthy moments. The film suffers from a rough script and was rushed into production before the script could be perfected, it was released into theaters only a year after part 4 came out. While I can understand this argument, I would argue that almost all of the Friday The 13th films were rushed into production and were also released a year after their predecessors and were far worse then what this movie did. Most people point out this movie's faceless characters but again, I would argue that Friday The 13th has done a lot worse when it comes to character development and yet, these films are not criticized for the same reason.

While this isn't a great movie and no where close to the original John Carpenter film, I still feel that it includes some of the most epic scenes in the entire series, more so then the highly praised Halloween 4. The final 30 minutes are thrilling and the ending leaves you wanting more because you're not sure what's going to happen next. I also think that this film added new story elements that were interesting. This film is also much darker and even Gothic I think. Still, everyone is welcome to their opinion but I'm just sharing my voice.


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