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The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)

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A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cécile Breccia ... Pregnant Woman
Michael Bailey Smith ... Papa Hades
Archie Kao ... Han
Jay Acovone ... Wilson
Jeff Kober ... Redding
Philip Pavel ... Foster
David Reynolds David Reynolds ... Hansel
Tyrell Kemlo Tyrell Kemlo ... Stabber
Lee Thompson Young ... Delmar
Daniella Alonso ... Missy
Eric Edelstein ... Spitter
Jessica Stroup ... Amber
Joseph Beddelem Joseph Beddelem ... Insurgent
Jacob Vargas ... Crank
Ben Crowley ... Stump
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Storyline

A team of trainees of the National Guard brings supply to the New Mexico Desert for a group of soldiers and scientists that are installing a monitoring system in Sector 16. They do not find anybody in the camp, and they receive a blurred distress signal from the hills. Their sergeant gathers a rescue team, and they are attacked and trapped by deformed cannibals, having to fight to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The lucky ones die fast. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for prolonged sequences of strong gruesome horror violence and gore, a rape and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hills Have Eyes 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,686,362, 23 March 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,804,166

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,466,538
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A one-minute teaser trailer was released on December 12th 2006. The teaser featured "Insect Eyes" a song by indie folk recording artist Devendra Banhart. In addition to that, a series of clips with an introduction by Wes Craven and small gallery can be found on the Fox Atomic website. Also on Fox Atomic is a soundless clip of the mutant Grabber attacking Amber. Later on a full length trailer and two clips were released to Yahoo! movies. See more »

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The base camp only has an officer stationed with the civilians, however in any given location that could even be loosely termed as a combat zone there would be a required minimum of at least 4. See more »

Quotes

Sarge: You against the war, Doonesbury?
Napoleon: Not all wars, Sarge, I just think the president lies too much.
Sarge: All presidents lie, asshole! That's their fucking job!
Napoleon: Yes, sir.
Sarge: No president has told the truth since Truman! And you know what he said?
Napoleon: No, Sarge.
Sarge: He said that the buck stops here!
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Referenced in Youth in Revolt (2009) See more »

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Own Little World (Remorse Code Remix)
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Performed by Klayton
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More entertaining (and delightfully ickier!) than the 2006 remake.
13 September 2007 | by ThrownMuseSee all my reviews

Even though it was generally well-received by genre fans, I found the remake of classic "The Hills Have Eyes" to be a typical modern remake. The casting was questionable and the overused shaky-cam was nausea-inducing. French director Alejandra Aja bypassed the original's subtle commentary on the American family post-Vietnam for some half-assed shock scenes that he claimed better fit the contemporary American situation. Huh? I also found the storyline to be much too close to it's predecessor.

Well, the sequel is a surprising improvement (and significantly better than the original's sequel from '85, too.) The storyline is different, the shaky-cam is only used a couple times (and less...shaky), and the filmmakers were wise enough to ditch the half-baked social commentary for a straight-up horror gorefest. And it's a lot of nasty fun! There's lots of very sick ideas here that most horror fans can probably appreciate. The acting is average, the characters are pretty much indistinguishable, and it's rather formulaic, but if you can get past all of that, then this one is good times.


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