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The Mangler 2 (2002)

A teenager girl mistakenly downloads the Mangler 2.0 computer virus into her highschool's new state of the art computer system and all hell breaks loose.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lance Henriksen ... Headmaster Bradeen (as Lance Henricksen)
Chelse Swain ... Jo Newton
Philippe Bergeron ... Chef Lecours (as Phillipe Bergeron)
Dexter Bell ... Will Walsh
Daniella Evangelista ... Emily Stone
Miles Meadows Miles Meadows ... Corey Banks
Will Sanderson ... Dan Channa
Jeff Doucette ... Janitor Bob
David Christensen David Christensen ... Paul Cody
Ken Camroux-Taylor ... Mr. Newton (as Ken Camroux)
Garvin Cross ... Mr. Vessey
Brenda Campbell ... Ms. Shaw
Shawn Reis Shawn Reis ... Mr. Walsh
David Horner David Horner ... Voice of The Mangler (voice)
Elizabeth Carol Savenkoff ... Newton Computer Voice (voice) (as Elizabeth Savenkoff)


Joanne 'Jo' Newton, a girl desperate for attention from her workaholic father ends with her going to private school after a break in at her dad's computer company. The school is under going tests of a new security system. Jo and several others students are to remain behind while the others leave for Spring Break. Little does Headmaster Bradeen (played by Lance Henriksen) know, but Jo has hacked into a computer and has unleashed a super virus called "Mangler 2.0" in the security system, but what she doesn't know is that this virus literally has a mind of it's own, and it controls everything around the school, so it is very capible of killing everyone in sight. Written by Wallace Entertainment

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Escape Before It Rips You Apart. See more »


Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Máquina Mortífera 2 See more »


Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The 22-day shoot took place entirely at a recently decommissioned Canadian Forces base, which served as the private school seen in the movie. See more »


When Corey Banks references silicone on the periodic table, there is no such element. Silicone is a compound used in breast implants, while silicon is the element on the periodic table used in computer processors See more »


[first lines]
Security Guard: Freeze!
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Crazy Credits

The producers wish to extend special thanks to the following: Coconut & Pineapple See more »

Alternate Versions

The 2001 DVD release on the Columbia TriStar label is reported to have a technical glitch during the layer change which eliminates approximately 2 minutes of footage (featuring the death of one of the main characters!). The VHS release is fully intact. See more »


References The 57th Annual Academy Awards (1985) See more »


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Ugh. Good thing I didn't pay to rent this.
21 May 2003 | by capkronosSee all my reviews

While most of her peers are away on break, a student genius (Chelse Swain) plans to get revenge on the stern dean of her school (Lance Henriksen) by developing a computer virus that will shut down her high-tech campus long enough to give her and her stupid friends some time to party. Instead, the plan backfires when the computer system takes on a mind of its own, traps the group inside and starts killing them off by manipulating and controlling the electric wiring.

Chelse Swain (THE VIRGIN SUICIDES) fails to convince us she can tie her own shoelaces, let alone is a genius, and the talented Henriksen is sorely wasted as the human heavy, who's eventually transformed into what looks like Plughead from the CIRCUITRY MAN films.

Highly implausible plot, amateurish acting, insipid dialogue, painfully annoying characters and offscreen murders mean don't bother with this "sequel," which is completely unrelated to the 1993 Tobe Hopper film.

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