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Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 15 June 1990 (USA)
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The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken control of a New York media mogul's high-tech skyscraper.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Billy Peltzer
... Kate Beringer
... Daniel Clamp
... Grandpa Fred
... Forster
... Doctor Catheter
... Marla Bloodstone
... Murray Futterman
... Sheila Futterman
... Mr. Katsuji
... Mr. Wing
... Microwave Marge
... Martin
... Lewis
Shawn Nelson ... Wally
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Storyline

An army of malevolent little monsters take over a high-tech corporate skyscraper when a cute and intelligent exotic pet is exposed to water. The "Mogwai's" owner joins forces with the Trump-like head of the corporation to regain control. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Take Your Batch to See the New Batch. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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15 June 1990 (USA)  »

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Gremlins 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,700,000, 17 June 1990

Gross USA:

$41,482,207
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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Hora, the Director of Photography (who made his screen acting debut on Innerspace (1987), also directed by Joe Dante), appears briefly in the movie, but his scene was cut. See more »

Goofs

When Daniel Clamp makes an appearance in Billy Peltzer's office block, he walks off to the right to some kind of desk and a black man extends his hand to offer to shake it and when it cuts to a shot of Clamp reaching the desk, not only is he in a different position but the black man has vanished and is replaced by a white woman. See more »

Quotes

Daffy Duck: Long, isn't it?
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the film, Bugs Bunny appears on top of the Warner Bros. logo as if he was in a Looney Tunes cartoon. Also, at the very end of the film, after the credits, Porky Pig says "That's all Folks!" as in a cartoon. In both cases, Daffy Duck attempts to steal their thunder, only for the animating staff to torment him into not sticking his beak in anymore. See more »

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References The Phantom of the Opera (1925) See more »

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Touch Me
Written by Jennifer Blakeman, Kelly Breznik and Danny Johnson
Performed by Private Life
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Dante does satire and nobody noticed ?
4 March 2008 | by See 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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