The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken control of a New York City media mogul's high-tech skyscraper.

Directors:

Joe Dante, Chuck Jones (uncredited)

Writers:

Chris Columbus (characters), Charles S. Haas (as Charlie Haas)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zach Galligan ... Billy Peltzer
Phoebe Cates ... Kate Beringer
John Glover ... Daniel Clamp
Robert Prosky ... Grandpa Fred
Robert Picardo ... Forster
Christopher Lee ... Doctor Catheter
Haviland Morris ... Marla Bloodstone
Dick Miller ... Murray Futterman
Jackie Joseph ... Sheila Futterman
Gedde Watanabe ... Mr. Katsuji
Keye Luke ... Mr. Wing
Kathleen Freeman ... Microwave Marge
Don Stanton ... Martin
Dan Stanton ... Lewis
Shawn Nelson Shawn Nelson ... Wally
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Storyline

Having moved to New York City after the Kingston Falls complete pandemonium in Gremlins (1984), the young couple of Billy and Kate now works for the money-grubbing tech-mogul, Daniel Clamp, in his colossal Clamp Tower high-rise. But, before long, Gizmo, the orphaned Mogwai, falls prey to the evil scientist, Doctor Catheter, and once more, a splash of water spawns hordes of the mischievous Gremlins that immediately start doing what they do best: wreaking havoc. Is there an escape from the onslaught of the new batch? Written by Nick Riganas

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We warned you. Remember the rules. You didn't listen. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Director Joe Dante claimed that the gremlins musical number is a shameless steal from the movie Dames (1934), another Warner Brothers release. See more »

Goofs

When one of the gremlins picks up the brain hormone beaker and tips it up to drink from it, the liquid can be seen stopping at the mouth of the beaker just before his ear blocks it from view, showing that it is sealed. See more »

Quotes

[Stopping Katsuji]
Grandpa Fred: Hey, hey, hey. Can you work a TV camera?
Katsuji: Work a camera? I AM the camera.
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Crazy Credits

Since Porky doesn't appear until after the credits, he is not credited with Bugs and Daffy in the "Voice-Overs" section of the cast credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some television airings, such as on Syfy, completely remove the opening animated sequence with Bugs and Daffy, starting the movie at the "Gremlins 2" title. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Small Soldiers (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Society Ball
(uncredited)
Music by Ib Glindemann (as Dan Kirsten)
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Dante does satire and nobody noticed ?
4 March 2008 | by hitchcockthelegendSee all my reviews

I rate both films exactly the same but for very different reasons, the first film was an enjoyable romp fusing horror and comedy to great effect. When I saw that there was to be this sequel 6 years later I was very pleased indeed. What I hadn't bargained for was the sharpness of the writing and the satirical structure that director Dante laid out for audiences to watch.

Focusing very much on the then modern obsessions like tearing things down to build state of the art monstrous complexes, or the need for a better world; be it the laboratory testings for better life forms, or machines to run our lives; Gremlins 2 plays out as a sort of morality tale that sees the creatures themselves as byproducts of the human condition. In true classic creature feature fashion, Dante manages to garner a level of sympathy for the Gremlins. These vile offspring of the offspring are party animals, they have fun, they like to sing and go nuts, they are in short, quite like a stag party on the Costa Del Sol! Throwing in as many film references as it can, Gremlins 2 may have a satirical slant at it's heart, but sure enough the fun from the first film segues nicely into this picture to make this one of the better, and more smarter sequels on the market.

And those darn Gremlins are nastier and uglier than ever as well! 8/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gremlins 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,702,804, 17 June 1990

Gross USA:

$41,482,207

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,482,207
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby SR (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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