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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This Fall, Chucky Rules. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brinquedo Assassino 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:

Universal Pictures See more »
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

A tie-in novelization to the film was later written by Matthew J. Costello. The author added in some of his own plot scenes exclusive to the novel, such as going deeper into Andy Barclay and Chucky's past. Chucky is characterized to have an absent father and his abusive mother being a dwarf. Chucky got teased a lot because of this and later strangled his mother to death. Also, Chucky was put in special classes when he was younger. See more »

Goofs

When Kyle climbs into Andy's room, she unties his hand from the skipping rope, and Andy punches Chucky, who falls down onto the floor by the side of the bed. Yet when Phil comes in, he picks up Chucky from the floor by the end of the bed. See more »

Quotes

Kyle: It's not the end of the world.
Andy Barclay: But they're gonna send me away.
Kyle: Andy, you'll be okay.
Andy Barclay: Where will I go?
Kyle: I've lived with dozens of different families. And they always seem to send me away just when I'm getting comfortable. But you know what?
Andy Barclay: What?
Kyle: Everytime it happens, it just makes me stronger. Because it reminds me that the only one I can count on is myself. Okay, and now you have to learn that. I know it sounds tough. But you'll deal with it.
Andy Barclay: It doesn't matter - wherever I go, Chucky will find ...
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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 electricuted and the sound of Chucky running. The man lands differently after smashing through the glass window after being electricuted.
  • 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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Connections

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User Reviews

 
A rather entertaining horror sequel.
20 October 2016 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

The not-so-innocent movie about a child's doll continues with Andy Barkley (Alex Vincent) being sent to live in a foster care home while his mom is recovering from a mental hospital. Nobody believes Andy's story about Chucky the killer doll, but that soon changes when the doll returns, possessed once again by serial killer Charles Lee Ray. It goes on another rampage, this time trying to free his evil soul from the doll and transfer into Andy's body.

The plot's pacing, script, and music score work fine in this movie, with a some good humor and suspense, and some creepy moments. The acting was pretty good for the most part - especially enjoyed the characters of Andy and Kyle. Vincent portrayed Andy with innocence but determination and Christine Elise gave a rebellious yet tender-hearted and strong portrayal of foster teenager Kyle. Brad Dourif gave another sinister, dark, and sarcastically funny portrayal of Chucky.

The overall horror elements may seem tame by more recent standards, but it's still a rather entertaining horror sequel.

Grade B


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