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Scanner Cop II (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 ... Nurse
Tony Fasce Tony Fasce ... Pickpocket Jones
Terrie Snell ... Washer Woman
Jim Blumetti ... Old Cop
Eric Chambers ... Young Cop
Evan MacKenzie 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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Country:

USA | Canada | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scanner Cop II: Volkin's Revenge See more »

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Budget:

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

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (FotoKem)
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Trivia

As of 2016, this and Scanner Cop (1994) are the only films in the "Scanners" series not to be released on DVD/Blu-Ray. See more »

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Spun-off from Scanners (1981) See more »

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Disappointing final entry (so far) in the series
14 July 2013 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I enjoyed SCANNERS 2 and SCANNERS 3, which I thought had effective spins on the original SCANNERS movie. Recently I saw SCANNER COP, and I enjoyed that movie as well, so I eagerly rented SCANNER COP II when I found it at my local video store. Unfortunately, this entry in the series, while not really awful, is disappointing all the same. I will admit that the movie never has a boring moment, and it boasts some good make-up effects and other gory moments. Despite this, the movie comes across as quite cheap at times, with shabby sets or locations that look like they were shot in abandoned warehouses. There is also a subplot involving the hero's long- lost mother that seems awkwardly tacked on, and is hardly worked on for the most part. The biggest problem is that much of the movie seems to be repeating itself, with the villain doing the same things over and over. If you've seen the other entries in the series, you might as well watch this, but definitely keep your expectations low.


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