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Gremlins 2: the New Batch

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1990
  • Joe Dante
  • 102 mins
  • 12

Summary

Comedy horror starring Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates, and featuring Christopher Lee. Billy Peltzer and his fiancée Kate Beringer have moved to New York after surviving the first nightmarish wave of gremlins. Both now work at a hi-tech skyscraper where, unknown to them, their old friend Gizmo is under the influence of the evil Dr Catheter.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

With Steven Spielberg's influence seemingly absent, Joe Dante's anarchic view of life is given full rein in this chaotic but cracking sequel. The action is transplanted to a skyscraper in New York where mad scientist Christopher Lee inadvertently lets the evil gremlins loose to take over the entire building. As with the original, Dante bombards the screen with a never-ending stream of movie spoofs, slapstick violence and sly little treats for film buffs. Stars Phoebe Cates and Zach Galligan are back again, but most of the laughs come from the supporting players: Lee, John Glover, Robert Prosky and Roger Corman veteran Dick Miller. View it as a live-action cartoon and strap yourself in for a rollercoaster ride.

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Credits

Cast

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Billy PeltzerZach Galligan
Kate BeringerPhoebe Cates
Daniel ClampJohn Glover
Grandpa FredRobert Prosky
GizmoHowie Mandel
"Brain" GremlinTony Randall
ForsterRobert Picardo
Dr CatheterChristopher Lee
Marla BloodstoneHaviland Morris
Murray FuttermanDick Miller
Sheila FuttermanJackie Joseph
Mr WingKeye Luke
KatsujiGedde Watanabe
Microwave MargeKathleen Freeman
Leonard MaltinLeonard Maltin
Hulk HoganHulk Hogan

Crew

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DirectorJoe Dante

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros
Guidance
Edited for violence and language.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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