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The Ring Two (2005)

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6 months after the incidents involving the lethal videotape, new clues prove that there is a new evil lurking in the darkness.

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Hideo Nakata

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Ehren Kruger, Kôji Suzuki (novel) (as Koji Suzuki) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Naomi Watts ... Rachel
Simon Baker ... Max Rourke
David Dorfman ... Aidan
Elizabeth Perkins ... Dr. Emma Temple
Gary Cole ... Martin Savide
Sissy Spacek ... Evelyn
Ryan Merriman ... Jake
Emily VanCamp ... Emily
Kelly Overton ... Betsy
James Lesure ... Doctor
Daveigh Chase ... Samara (archive footage)
Kelly Stables ... Evil Samara
Cooper Thornton ... Father of Emily
Marilyn McIntyre ... Mother of Emily
Jesse Burch Jesse Burch ... Male Reporter
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Storyline

A high school student named Jake tries to make his girlfriend Emily watch a cursed tape. But then Jake finds out that Emily covered her eyes and didn't watch the tape, and then Jake is killed by Samara Morgan (from the first The Ring movie). Rachel Keller learns of Jake's death and finds his twisted body in the back of an ambulance. Rachel then realizes she once again has to save her son Aidan from Samara the evil ghost child. Written by LaQuaria "Da Ghetto Gurl" Ghetti

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Fear comes full circle. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence/terror, disturbing images, thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ring 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Chinook, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,065,237, 20 March 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$76,231,249

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$161,451,538
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Hideo Nakata, was the director of the original film Ring (1998) of which this film's predecessor is a remake. See more »

Goofs

When Samara is climbing out of the well in some shots her hair is touching the side of the well, indicating that the actor was crawling along a horizontal surface. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Emily: Ever seen a shooting star?
Jake: Sure. You?
Emily: You know what you're supposed to do, right?
Jake: What do you mean, make a wish?
Emily: If you saw one right now, what would you wish for?
Jake: Well, that's a secret.
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Crazy Credits

Similar to the previous movie, there are no opening credits besides the Dreamworks logo. See more »

Connections

References What Lies Beneath (2000) See more »

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User Reviews

 
No where as good as the first movie but still worth seeing
27 March 2005 | by MarcvanSee all my reviews

The Ring 2 isn't as bad as some people say it is, the plot is a little more simple than the first one and I admit that there are a few places in the movie that could've been better, but it's still a good movie. I like how the movie starts off in a similar way to the first film, since it gives the feeling of deja vu. After that there are some things that are a little to much like the first but they can be ignored with little effort. The story starts out really well as I said the plot is kind of simple but its set out so that it takes a while to see the whole picture. There are some parts with CGI effects that aren't needed and that will annoy some people but thankfully, there's not to many of those. Half way through it gets really good, you don't know whats happening and you don't know how they're going to stop it all you know is that Samara has come back but with unknown intentions. After that it gets a bit obvious and kinda hurried but who cares. To sum it all up I'd have to say it done quite well since the first film was hard to follow up on. See the film for your self, trust me, you won't regret it.


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