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The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 12 May 1989 (USA)
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The Swamp Thing returns to battle the evil Dr. Arcane, who has a new science lab full of creatures transformed by genetic mutation, and chooses Heather Locklear as his new object of ... See full summary »

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Jim Wynorski

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Len Wein (comic book), Bernie Wrightson (comic book) (as Berni Wrightson) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Jourdan ... Dr. Anton Arcane
Heather Locklear ... Abby Arcane
Sarah Douglas ... Dr. Lana Zurrell
Dick Durock ... Swamp Thing
Joey Sagal ... Gunn (as Joe Sagal)
Ace Mask ... Dr. Rochelle
Monique Gabrielle ... Miss Poinsettia
RonReaco Lee ... Omar
Daniel Emery Taylor ... Darryl (as Daniel Taylor)
Ralph Pace Ralph Pace ... Sheriff Beaumont
Timothy Birch Timothy Birch ... Clyde
Alex Van ... Gurdell
Christopher Doyle ... Leechman
Rex Pierson Rex Pierson ... Dr. Rochelle Mutation
Tony Sears ... Harry Dugan (as Anthony Sears)
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Storyline

The Swamp Thing returns to battle the evil Dr. Arcane, who has a new science lab full of creatures transformed by genetic mutation, and chooses Heather Locklear as his new object of affection. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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America's favorite super hero is back in action! See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das grüne Ding aus dem Sumpf See more »

Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$192,816
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

With this film, Dick Durock became the first actor since Christopher Reeve to reprise the role of a DC Comics protagonist. See more »

Goofs

When Lana prepares to take a bath, she starts filling the tub then walks away wearing only a bathrobe. A moment later, she's in the hall at the elevator door, where she gives the jeep keys to an escaping Abby. Presumably, Lana then enters the elevator because Swamp Thing does not encounter her as he exits her suite (after entering through the bathtub pipes). So, the plot hole is there's no apparent reason for Lana to start filling the bathtub then immediately leave her suite in her robe with the jeep keys intending to go to another part of the mansion via the elevator. See more »

Quotes

Omar: So that means you'll let us go, right?
Gunn: Wrong.
Swamp Thing: [appears out of nowhere] Right!
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Crazy Credits

Cockroach Bob is credited as Himself. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1989 UK cinema version was cut by 2 minutes 34 secs by the BBFC in order to receive a 12 rating with edits to the fight scenes, a woman being assaulted and some of the opening torture shots in the laboratory. All the cuts were waived for the 15-rated video version and the 2004 12-rated Prism DVD. See more »

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Spoofs Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959) See more »

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Composed by Steven B. Small
Performed by Dave Nichols
Published by Act Fast Music
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A pointless but well-cast sequel
6 February 2007 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

Much like its title hero, "The Return of Swamp Thing" is a hybrid creature: it tries to do many different genres - horror, comedy, action, romance - and, as it usually happens in these cases, does none of them completely satisfyingly. What keeps it watchable is its cast: Heather Locklear is a beautiful and engaging heroine (her spectacular cleavage doesn't hurt either), and nobody can play a suave, sophisticated, cultured villain quite like Louis Jourdan (it's ironic that his character in the film is trying to find a formula to reverse the aging process, because Jourdan himself seems to have already discovered that formula; he was 70 years old when this film was made but he looks about 50!). The witty and classy Sarah Douglas plays his assistant, and Dick Durock does a fine (physical as well as emotional) job as the Swamp Thing. And the final bonus: a GORGEOUS red-haired Monique Gabrielle as an armed security guard - YES!!! (**)


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