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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 ... 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

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

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Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Michael Myers drives a car while wearing a different kind of mask was initially scripted to have him wear a Ronald Reagan mask. However, the idea of a Reagan mask was soon rejected in order to keep the film devoid of any political subtexts. See more »

Goofs

(at around 13 mins) When Loomis and Rachel are standing outside the hospital after the brick was thrown through the window, the boom is reflected in the window beside Loomis. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Hart: Jamie, Jamie, Jamie.
[Jamie is struggling to breathe; they start to place something in her throat]
Loomis: No! No!
Dr. Hart: What are you doing?
Loomis: Leave her.
Dr. Hart: This girl is dying; I have to open her trachea, for God's sake.
Loomis: She will stabilize.
Dr. Hart: She's dying.
Loomis: No.
[Jamie becomes calm and can breathe again]
[...]
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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 »


Soundtracks

Sporting Woman (Baby I'm Yours)
© 1989, Diggy, Deboogedy Music, BMI
Produced by Diggy and Mark Chosak
Vocals by Eileen Clark
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Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
3 July 2013 | by Toronto85See all my reviews

'Halloween 5' begins immediately where part 4 ended. We see that Michael Myers has indeed survived being shot by state troopers, and has fallen down a mine shaft. He travels along a small river and makes his way to some tent that a homeless person is living in. He falls unconscious for an entire year, until Halloween 1989. Jamie meanwhile has spent the entire year in a state facility for children. She has not spoken one word the whole time. She can now however sense when Michael is near or when he is ready to strike. Anyways,Halloween night approaches and Michael is back in Haddonfield ready to hack and slash anything that gets in his way of murdering Jamie. We meet a younger set of characters (only there to add to the body count) which connect to Rachel from 'Halloween 4'. The film follows them along with Jamie/Loomis leading to an interesting conclusion.

'Halloween 5' is definitely the weakest of the original series. So many things that separate it from the rest, and make it less of a worthwhile watch. First of all, this one was scary or even that creepy in the slightest. The previous instalment actually did a great job at creating and establishing an eerie atmosphere. This was a rushed attempt at scary in my opinion. The acting was questionable (to say the least) from the supporting cast. Other than Pleasance and Harris, it wasn't anything to write home about. They also kill off an important character (to me anyways) EARLY on which I hated.

Michael Myers himself is also not intimidating at all. Don Shanks did a lackluster job in the role of the shadow. And the Myers house looked like some mausoleum/crypt mansion, nothing like the original. It's an insult to viewers to not even attempt to make it similar. And the kills were not well done, they felt cheap when compared to the first four films (even 'Halloween III' did a greater job...). It's still one that should be seen by all horror and 'Halloween' fans. It has it's moments plus establishes a storyline (the man in black) that carries on into the sixth film.

5/10


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