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Scanner Cop II (1995)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | Video 16 May 1995
A demonic 'scanner' terrorizes Los Angeles and the only person who can stop him may not have the neurons for the job.

Director:

Steve Barnett

Writers:

David Cronenberg (characters), Mark Sevi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Quinn ... Detective Samuel Staziak
Patrick Kilpatrick ... Karl Volkin
Khrystyne Haje ... Carrie Goodart
Stephen Mendel ... Detective Jim Mullins
Robert Forster ... Captain Jack Bitters
Brenda Swanson Brenda Swanson ... Glory Avionis
Jerry Potter Jerry Potter ... Sheriff Jake
Jewel Shepard Jewel Shepard ... Nurse
Tony Fasce Tony Fasce ... Pickpocket Jones
Terrie Snell ... Washer Woman
Jim Blumetti ... Old Cop
Eric Chambers ... Young Cop
Evan MacKenzie ... J.J.
Barbara Tarbuck ... Rachel Staziak
Eugene Robert Glazer ... Institute Director (as Eugene Glazer)
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Storyline

A scanner cop tracks a renegade scanner, who is building his power by siphoning the power of other weaker scanners. For those, who have not yet seen any of the scanner series, a scanner is a mind controller. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sci-fi violence and gore | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Alan Kolman, who plays the doctor at the police station, previously starred in "Shivers" directed by "Scanners" creator David Cronenberg. See more »

Connections

Follows Scanner Cop (1994) See more »

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The mind is a powerful weapon.
4 December 2009 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

I've never seen David Cronenberg's 1981 "Scanners", nor its sequels which the "Scanner Cop" films are supposedly a spin-off from. The sequel to "Scanner Cop" is workably unfashionable b-grade stamina, but presentably quick moving with plenty of icky make-up and blood that doesn't let up for one second. Anyhow it's a fun entry consisting of numerous skin-splitting action and carved out tension, but it does lose shape towards the latter end with repetitive actions making their way in. Forget the silly plot, as even though it's an atypical concept, what progresses is predictable (cop after bad guy scenarios) with there being little in the way of a story. What it becomes is nothing more than a slide show for the head-jigs, strained facials (which goes full-ball for the film's climax) and of course the exhilarating make-up effects, which are commendably achieved. Patrick Kilpatrick in the bad guy role is great as the viciously stringent scanner going about scanning the power out of other scanners to become even more powerful, so he can take on scanner detective Samuel Staziak (who's perfectly played Daniel Quinn). Kilpatrick was the only one in the cast that didn't seem to be taking all that seriously with the constant grimaces when notoriously scanning his victims (but he's meant to be playing a nut-case), which was the opposite for a determined, stone-cold Quinn. Khrystyne Haje, Stephen Mendel and Robert Forster provide fine support.


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Country:

Canada | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scanner Cop II: Volkin's Revenge See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (FotoKem)
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