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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 ... 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:

All New. From The People Who Brought You "Halloween"... More Of The Night HE Came Home. 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:

$7,446,508, 1 November 1981

Gross USA:

$25,533,818

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,533,818
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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

To achieve the bloody tears scene, according to Dick Warlock, in the mask's forehead was a bulb of fake blood, and when Dick Warlock stumbled back and put his hand on the mask is when the blood was released. See more »

Goofs

(at around 2 mins) In Halloween, Michael falls off the back balcony of the Doyle house, however in this film he falls off the front balcony. The balcony in the first movie is a covered balcony, the balcony in this film is not. See more »

Quotes

Sam Loomis: If that wasn't Michael Myers burning up in that car, then a lot of other kids are going to be slaughtered tonight.
Gary Hunt: He's dead. You saw it.
Sam Loomis: I saw a man in a mask.
Gary Hunt: It was him.
Sam Loomis: I want to believe you, but I have to be sure. I can't stop until I'm certain that he's dead.
Gary Hunt: You're talking about him like he's some kind of animal.
Sam Loomis: He was my patient for fifteen years. He became an obsession with me until I realized that there was nothing within him, neither conscious nor reason that was... even remotely ...
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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 »

Connections

References A Bay of Blood (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

He Knows Where She Is!
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by John Carpenter
Produced by Alan Howarth
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User Reviews

The series should have ended with this film
9 September 2001 | by hipsSee all my reviews

This is, by far, the best sequel of all the "Halloween" films. As far as I'm concerned, the producers should have ended the series here, because, after all, it is very, very clear MICHAEL MYERS IS DEAD IN THE END.

Never mind that this is just another slasher film. Dino DeLaurentiis works his magic here, as he would do three years later with "Dune". This is one sequel that will have you on the edge of your seats to the very end. To me, what John Carpenter started, DeLaurentiis finished.

For maximum effect, see the first two "Halloween" films on Halloween, October 31, and time it so that the end of "Halloween II" falls at midnight, the morning of November 1.

"Halloween II" is a sequel masterpiece.


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