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Octopus 2: River of Fear (2001)

A giant, man-eating octopus suddenly appears in the Hudson River during the Fourth of July weekend and begins to leave a trail of dead bodies behind it.


Yossi Wein


Boaz Davidson (story), Danny Lerner (story) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Reilly Burke ... Nick Hartfield
Meredith Morton Meredith Morton ... Rachel Starbird
Fredric Lehne ... Walter (as Fredric Lane)
John Thaddeus ... Tony
Chris Williams ... Payton / X-Ray
Stoyan Angelov Stoyan Angelov ... X-Ray
Paul Vincent O'Connor ... Capt. Hensley
Clement Blake ... Mad Dog (as Clement E. Blake)
Duncan Fraser ... Mayor
Violeta Markovska Violeta Markovska ... Anna Lee
Mariya Mihailova Mariya Mihailova ... Kid
Alexander Kalinov Alexander Kalinov ... Kid
Kalin Kalinov Kalin Kalinov ... Kid
Bogomil Kalinov Bogomil Kalinov ... Kid
Mila Atanasova Mila Atanasova ... Kid


Dead bodies are being found in the New York harbor. The police have no clues nor suspects until Nick and his colleague realize the killer is a giant octopus. Everybody, especially the police captain, refuses to believe Nick's story, and soon the harbor will be filled with boats for the 4th of July celebrations... Written by Calle

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Out of time...out of breath!

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Not as bad - I've seen worse
20 August 2011 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

As far as B sci-fi are concerned, this is a solid middle of the road movie. I've watched other craps like the Carnosaur series, and the likes of the Dog Soldier where I have no idea why it gets a high score. Many of these so called sci-fi movies are rip offs in that they state certain monster will appear, but when you see it, the total appearance time of the monster is less than a minute or two, and other 90 minutes is a filler where soldiers or who ever is acting scared and shouting macho BS. Many of them happens in such a dark setting that you can hardly see any details like AVP 2.

Compared to these, Octopus 2 has solid performance both from the actors and the octopus. There's a story that's believable, and the actions are not bad either.

There are other bad movies out there that's lot worse, and after seeing sci-fi movies for years, this is a solid middle of the road piece.

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1 January 2002 (USA) See more »

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