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Halloween II (1981)

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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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's not only a murderer... It's an indestructible terror! 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:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (MGM Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

There are two stories behind who had ownership of the mask before filming. Story one goes that Debra Hill had the mask for the period between 1978 to 1981 in a shoe box under her bed and the smoke caused it to yellow. This is the story most people know. Story two is that Nick Castle had the original mask on display in his home until Debra Hill asked to borrow it to film the sequel, telling Castle that he would get it back at the end of filming on Halloween II (1981), but Castle never got the mask back. It is theorized that Castle could have had the stunt mask and that Debra Hill had asked to borrow it, as the stunt mask is the one destroyed in the sequel, and also because Dick Warlock claimed that he had kept the original mask after filming wrapped for 20+ years. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, Mrs. Elrod is watching a news report about the murders; this takes place in front of the well lit Wallace house with pumpkin on the porch. Later, Laurie is being placed in the ambulance; if one looks carefully to the left of the screen, one can see that the Wallace house is dark, void of reporters, and there;s no pumpkin on the porch. See more »

Quotes

Voice on Radio: Unit calling, identify.
Marion: Marion Chambers with Dr. Loomis at the clinic. He's here!
Voice on Radio: Ah, ten-four. Unit calling, identify suspect.
Marion: Michael Myers! Just get your ass over here!
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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

The gruesome shot where a nurse gets a syringe in her temple was toned down in the German version. This however didn't stop the censors from banning the film. See more »

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Soundtracks

Michael's Sister
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Written and Performed by John Carpenter
Produced by Alan Howarth
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User Reviews

 
The last good horror movie featuring Michael Myers.
4 February 2004 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

As far as I am concerned this was the last Halloween movie with Myers worth watching. I prefer the third movie which has nothing to do with him to all the mess that follows. This movie is a continuation of the first as it is still the same night. Myers has of course gotten up and Jamie Lee has been taken to a hospital to recuperate from her wounds. Of course this one tries to shock us with its revelations and such, but nothing to shocking. There are kills and once again Dr. Loomis is obsessed with getting Myers. Some good kills are to be found as is to be expected. Though I always feel sorry for the guy that gets hit by the car as he is obviously not Myers. There is a television version of this one that totally blows as it is very toned down and they even have a happier ending. Watch the uncut theater version as it is much better.


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