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Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

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

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Joe Dante

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

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

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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:

$9,700,000, 17 June 1990

Gross USA:

$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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When Billy and Mr. Clamp come up with the idea to fool the Gremlins into thinking the sun has gone down, they say they'll set the clocks in the building forward at 4:20. But it's actually done at 3:55. See more »

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More Humor Makes This A More Appealing Gremlins Film
14 April 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

When this came out, it was an amazing movie because these Gremlin creatures looked so lifelike. They still look pretty real. What I like best about this film is that it took the hard edge off the first one and made it more of a comedy. To me, this sequel was more entertaining than the first film and one I would watch a lot more times.

There are so many jokes and wild scenes in here it would many viewings to catch them all. For movie buffs, it's especially fun with all the references to other films in here.

However, it should be pointed out that there are still plenty of scenes where the gremlins are nasty and attack people, so the film is still horror-like in that respect. It may be played for comedic purposes, but these creatures are anything but friendly. In other words, there is still a bit of a hard edge in here for people who want that.

After three viewings of this film over the years, the only person who wore thin on me was John Glover's character, "Daniel Clamp," an obvious Donald Trump-imitation but grossly overacted by Glover. He winds up just being too silly.

Phoebe Cates and Zach Galligan reprise their roles as the cute, small-town, wholesome (despite not being married, however) couple who live together who, of course, know all about these gremlins.

It was nice to see Jackie Joseph (of the original "Little Shop Of Horrors") again as well as some other well-known characters such as Christopher Lee, Robert Prosky, Dick Miller and Keye Luke.

The film just flies by, which tells you it's entertaining.


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