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Child's Play 2 (1990)

While Andy's mother is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, the young boy is placed in foster care, and Chucky, determined to claim Andy's soul, is not far behind.

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John Lafia

Writers:

Don Mancini (characters), Don Mancini
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Vincent ... Andy Barclay
Jenny Agutter ... Joanne Simpson
Gerrit Graham ... Phil Simpson
Christine Elise ... Kyle
Brad Dourif ... Chucky (voice)
Grace Zabriskie ... Grace Poole
Peter Haskell ... Sullivan
Beth Grant ... Miss Kettlewell
Greg Germann ... Mattson
Raymond Singer ... Social Worker
Charles Meshack Charles Meshack ... Van Driver (as Charles C. Meshack)
Stuart Mabray Stuart Mabray ... Homicide Investigator
Matt Roe Matt Roe ... Policeman in Car
Herbie Braha Herbie Braha ... Liquor Store Clerk (as Herb Braha)
Don Pugsley ... Technician
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Storyline

Andy Barclay has been placed in a foster home after the tragic events of the first film, since his mother was committed. In an attempt to save their reputation, the manufacturers of Chucky reconstruct the killer doll, to prove to the public that nothing was wrong with it in the first place. In doing so, they also bring the soul of serial killer Charles Lee Ray back to life. As Chucky tries to locate Andy, the body count rises. Will Andy be able to escape, or will Chucky succeed in possessing his body? Written by Phil Fernando

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Child's Play 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,718,520, 11 November 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,501,605

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,763,605
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Company Credits

Production Co:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Extended Version) | (heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Yagher ended up directing several scenes featuring Chucky when the puppets proved problematic to work with. See more »

Goofs

The position of the black pencil pot on Miss Kettlewell's desk. See more »

Quotes

[TV version]
Chucky: Andy! Please, I was only playing.
Kyle: Playtime's over.
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Alternate Versions

Numerous scenes cut from the original version appear on the USA network's version:
  • Two different scenes with Joanne and Phil discussing Andy and the adoption agency letting them keep the children they adopt.
  • An argument between two men in the dark after the worker is electrocuted and the sound of Chucky running. The man lands differently after smashing through the glass window after being electrocuted.
  • Before the assistant calls his girlfriend, he calls his wife and tells her he has to work late.
  • A different ending shows Chucky's face being created through the machines, then Chucky gives an evil smile, much like the beginning of Child's Play 3.
  • A scene where Kyle stops in an alleyway to search for the newspaper delivery truck with Andy and Chucky in it.
  • Kyle tells Chucky "playtime's over" just before he gets disfigured.
  • Kyle assures Andy that he can make his way past the eyeball machine while trying to escape the factory.
  • A scene right after Phil nearly runs into a Play Pal's truck, Joanne asks Andy if he's alright.
  • A different ending is shown than the one in the theatrical release. It shows Kyle and Andy coming out of the factory, after Andy asks where home is, Kyle responds by saying she has no idea then says it looked like she was stuck with Andy, which is followed by a scene in the factory where Chucky's face is made with an evil grin on it.
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Creepy follow-up
20 July 2001 | by jhaggardjrSee all my reviews

"Child's Play 2" is the first sequel to the popular 1988 original. The first film was a very entertaining horror film. The second movie in the series isn't as good, but it's not real bad either. However, the filmmakers took the gory route for this one. All the graphic violence makes it less effective. The first movie worked so well because it kept the violence down to a minimal. Oh the first film was violent, but not as violent as this one. But it's stylish look somehow makes it watchable. And, like the original, it's entertaining to watch. Young Alex Vincent reprises his role from the original as Andy Barclay, the boy who in this movie goes to live with foster parents while his mother seeks psychiatric help (from the events in "Child's Play"). Andy himself still isn't all together, and when Chucky the killer doll re-enters his life again, watch out! "Child's Play 2" may not be as good as "Child's Play", but it sure is better than the next movie in the series, "Child's Play 3" (which I thought was awful). I haven't seen the fourth movie yet ("Bride of Chucky"), so I can't voice my opinion on that one at the moment.

**1/2 (out of four)


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