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Halloween II (1981)

R | | Horror | 30 October 1981 (USA)
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While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.

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Rick Rosenthal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Laurie Strode
Donald Pleasence ... Sam Loomis
Charles Cyphers ... Leigh Brackett
Jeffrey Kramer ... Graham
Lance Guest ... Jimmy
Pamela Susan Shoop ... Karen
Hunter von Leer Hunter von Leer ... Gary Hunt
Dick Warlock ... The Shape / Patrolman #3
Leo Rossi ... Budd
Gloria Gifford ... Mrs. Alves
Tawny Moyer ... Jill
Ana Alicia ... Janet
Ford Rainey ... Dr. Mixter
Cliff Emmich ... Mr. Garrett
Nancy Stephens ... Marion
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Storyline

After Doctor Samuel Loomis shoot's Michael Myer's Six Times and falls off a Balcony. Michael escapes and continues his massacre in Haddonfield, Laurie is also sent to the Hospital and Dr Loomis gathers a Group of Police Officers to hunt Down Michael and put an end to his Murderous Rampage. Written by ahmetkozan

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Taglines:

Just when you thought it was safe to go trick or treating... See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halloween II: The Horror Continues See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,676,836, 1 November 1981

Gross USA:

$25,533,818

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,533,818, 30 October 1981
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (MGM Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Donald Pleasence also plays a character called Loomis in the non-Halloween movie Innocent Bystanders (1972). Playing Annie Brackett, one of the cast members in "Halloween II", Nancy Kyes, was also called Loomis, her billing name in the credits being Nancy Loomis. See more »

Goofs

A Dodge Monaco patrol car is shown speeding towards Ben Tramer; when it hits him it is now a Plymouth Fury and remains so for the rest of the scene. See more »

Quotes

Budd: Happy Halloween.
Karen: Budd, you are the biggest jerk I have ever met.
Budd: But you love me...
Karen: Yeah, and I'm an idiot.
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Crazy Credits

Michael Myers (age 23) is listed in the ending credits. The film takes place in 1978 when Michael Myers is 21 years old, which is also stated by Dr. Loomis in the movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

Although the UK theatrical version was unedited, the video and initial DVD release were cut by 17 seconds by the BBFC to edit the scene of a woman being dunked in a boiling hydrotherapy pool. All the cuts were waived for the 2002 DVD issue. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Laurie and Jimmy
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by John Carpenter
Produced by Alan Howarth
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Slow but steady.
25 October 2018 | by jerralagbayaniSee all my reviews

Creating a sequel after a smash hit has a lot of pressure on your hands. Will it be good? Will critics or the public agree? What made the first film good? This film isn't as good as the first but is still not bad.

Taking place in the same night as the first, Michael is on the hunt again, this time targeting a hospital where Laurie Strode is being taken in after a wound.

This film has a semi-fast pace and has a greater kill count. It's a typical sequel. But this film was a powerhouse, there was more to be found and there was nothing stopping Sam Loomis and Michael Myers to getting to their destination as soon as possible. And the tone kept you guessing when he'd come back, especially because it is almost constantly dark.

The negative side of this film is that it's kinda boring. The sequences for Loomis and Myers were at times too long and we needed a break from getting too deep into finding each other.

Quick review, decent film, cool tones.

Moderate nudity(for a bathtub scene), gore, and brief language


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