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The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 12 May 1989 (USA)
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In this tongue-in-cheek sequel, the benevolent bog creature falls for the vegetarian, plant-loving daughter of the evil scientist who created him.

Director:

Jim Wynorski

Writers:

Len Wein (comic book), Bernie Wrightson (comic book) (as Berni Wrightson) | 2 more credits »
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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 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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He's got a grudge, 'cos they turned him to sludge! See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Abby Arcane tells a friend to leave the TV on because "They love that guy on T.J. what's his name". Heather Locklear played Officer Stacy Sheridan on T.J. Hooker (1982). See more »

Goofs

When Arcane re-captures Abby and returns her to his mansion, it seems like dozens of guards in front of the house are frantically running past them in both directions, presumably to defend the mansion from Swamp Thing. In one long shot, you can see an extra dressed as a guard running right-to-left, then stopping, turning, and running left-to-right. This reveals that the multitude of hustling guards were actually a far smaller number doing circuits in and out of the camera frame. 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 »

Connections

Edited from Swamp Thing (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Red Hot Hog Women From Mars
Composed by Steven B. Small
Performed by Dave Nichols
Published by Act Fast Music
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decent and amusing
5 January 2004 | by callanvassSee all my reviews

Amusing flick is decently made but badly acted and the script is kinda sloppy written but this is mildly entertaining and pretty amusing. Horrible make up effects just adds to the charm. All in all i suppose it is worth a look **1/2 out of 5


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Return of Swamp Thing See more »

Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$192,816

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$192,816
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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