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Arrival II (1998)

The Second Arrival (original title)
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A computer hacker (Patrick Muldoon) learns of the plot of the backwards-kneed aliens to take over the Earth using their shape-shifting talents.


Kevin Tenney (as Kevin S. Tenney)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Muldoon ... Jack Addison
Jane Sibbett ... Bridget Riordan
Michael Sarrazin ... Prof. Nelson Zarcoff
Catherine Blythe Catherine Blythe ... Sandra Wolf
Michael Scherer ... Wotan (as Mike Scherer)
Larry Day ... Burke
Steve Adams ... Dave Cyrus
Emidio Michetti Emidio Michetti ... Trevor Aguilar
Stéphane Blanchette Stéphane Blanchette ... Tom Billings
David Nerman ... Newspaper Editor
Noel Burton ... Convention Speaker
Mark Trafford Mark Trafford ... Bank Manager
Lisa Kagan Lisa Kagan ... Bank Teller
Karen Elkin ... Electronics Store Clerk
Sophie Léger Sophie Léger ... Desk Clerk


After Zane Ziminski is found dead five people received envelopes with details of an alien invasion. This group of five includes 3 scientists, Zane's brother Jack, and a reporter. Quickly, the group is down to three and then Jack and Bridget, the reporter. With a small piece of alien technology, they must escape from the aliens, who take human form, and try to convince others of the existence of aliens. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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The Battle For Earth Has Begun See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Patrick Muldoon plays the brother of Charlie Sheen's character in this movie. One year earlier, he played the love interest of Denise Richards in Starship Troopers (1997). Sheen and Richards would later get married, and divorced four years later. See more »


Jack Addison throws the car into reverse, yet goes forward, and vice versa. See more »


Follows The Arrival (1996) See more »


Arrival II Score
Performed by Ned Bouhalassa
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Probably the worst sequel in a long time
16 August 1999 | by Gustaf-2See all my reviews

It could be that bad weather outside on a Sunday night influences my mood, makes me depressed, but I had anticipated so much of this movie, mainly because I liked the first one with Charlie Sheen. But it lacked pace, and the actors seem so much out of routine. Director Kevin Tenney wanted to keep the same atmosphere in this movie as you experience in the first, but it doesn't happen. It only slightly happens, and it gives you a feeling that you can expect some shocks, but they just never arrive . It never evolves or rises interesting scientific questions, like in The Arrival. Had you only seen more aliens and spaceships, it would have been worth seeing it just for that. It keeps you on a level to expect another movie, it's just one of those movies that attracts audiences on the basis of a brilliant predecessor. Just like Friday the 13th or the Robocop trilogy. Not even comparable to the first movie at all. A complete waste of time. If they want to make a third Arrival, please ask Charlie Sheen to return (even though his character is supposed to be dead in this one).

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Release Date:

6 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arrival 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada


Box Office


CAD6,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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