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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.

Director:

Joe Dante

Writers:

Chris Columbus (characters), Charles S. Haas (as Charlie Haas)
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A sequel to Gremlins (1984) about cute little creatures that transform into uncontrollable monsters.

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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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Here they grow again. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Trivia

Scenes from It's a Wonderful Life (1946) can be seen on one of the screens in Clamp's (John Glover's) office. See more »

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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

Gremlin #1: [repeated phrase while on telephone in stock exchange] BUY! BUY! BUY!
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Brain Gremlin: [on telephone] Well, it's rather brutal here. Right now we are advising all our clients to put everything they've got into canned food and shotguns.
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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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The cinema version featured Hulk Hogan shouting at the gremlins to start the film again; the video version features John Wayne. See more »

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Extremely self indulgent.
9 January 2007 | by the_dazSee all my reviews

After having a bout of nostalgia, I just finished watching a Gremlins 2-pack DVD set tonight.

I have to say, I thought the first one holds up fairly well.

However, the sequel sadly does not. I'm really quite surprised at the high number of positive reviews here.

This film is terrible.

Don't get me wrong, I love Joe Dante and I can see where he was coming from. He knew it was a totally unnecessary sequel, so he wanted to spoof the whole thing and just have a good time.

He really should've stayed home. This is quite possibly the most self-indulgent, stupid, shallow mess of a film I've ever seen.

There's virtually no plot to speak of. The supposed "main" characters run around like morons amongst a barrage of childish Gremlin gags. Most of which, are plain idiotic and verging on embarrassing.

I felt for the actors here, as they really gave it their all.

I know Dante is obsessed with Warner Bros cartoons, but including Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck in this film was totally unjustified and insipid. Their scene couldn't have been less funny and I can't believe Dante got away with it.

In fact, I can't believe he got away with the whole movie.


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