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The Birds II: Land's End (1994)

Birds go berserk and turn against mankind.

Director:

Rick Rosenthal (as Alan Smithee)

Writers:

Daphne Du Maurier (short story), Ken Wheat (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brad Johnson ... Ted
Chelsea Field ... May
James Naughton ... Frank
Jan Rubes ... Karl
Tippi Hedren ... Helen
Stephanie Milford Stephanie Milford ... Jill
Megan Gallacher ... Joanna
Richard K. Olsen ... Doc Rayburn
Sylvia Harman Sylvia Harman ... Nurse
C.K. Bibby C.K. Bibby ... Game Warden
Philip Loch Philip Loch ... Bartender (as Phil Loch)
Jack Riel Jack Riel ... Gordy
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Storyline

A biology teacher and his wife take their two children to an island summer house to enable him to write an important thesis while getting over the death of their son. While they are there, large flocks of birds appear and begin to attack individual humans for no apparent reason. The town mayor (who is also the local doctor) refuses to believe that birds are responsible for the spate of injuries that are occurring but, before long, he has no option but to believe as the birds begin attacking larger groups of people. Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

History Has A Nasty Way Of Repeating Itself. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror/violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Vögel II - Die Rückkehr See more »

Filming Locations:

Southport, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tippi Hedren is the only actress who's returned from the first film. See more »

Goofs

The morning after the family are attacked, Ted shows May a small dead bird and asks her if she has ever seen a bird like it. Later when Ted asks Karl about the same bird. By this time it has grown about twice as big. See more »

Connections

Follows The Birds (1963) See more »

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Terrible beyond belief
23 May 2005 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

I've never been a huge fan of the original Alfred Hitchcock classic "The Birds," but it was well-made annd compared to this looks totally flawless. "The Birds II: Land's End" has to be one of the most shoddily produced nightmare projects of all-time -- it's a gruesome, chilling (but in a bad way) made-for-TV movie with no suspense. That's always a bad thing when you're talking about a so-called "thriller." No, "The Birds II" plays more like a modern-day gross-out slasher horror flick.

A modern-day REMAKE of "The Birds" could work with a great director behind the project, but this sequel doesn't only feature one of the most untalented casts ever (with Brad Johnson leading the pack along), but a director by the name of Rick Rosenthal, who has a couple "Halloween" movies to his name and a huge score of television shows and pilots.

Now get this. "Halloween II" was crap, right? And Rosenthal left his name in the credits.

He called Alan Smithee on "The Birds II." That shows just how unbelievably bad this film is.

From the lacking suspense to the poor acting to the ridiculous dialogue to the terrible special effects to the borderline stupid plot line (ooh Land's End, how clever!), "The Birds II: Land's End" will rightly be remembered as one of the worst misfires of all-time.

0.5/5


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