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Predator 2 [1990] (2 discs)

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Director:Stephen Hopkins
Writer:Jim Thomas
John Thomas
Composer:Alan Silvestri
Length:108 minutes
(1 hour 48 minutes)
MPAA Rating:R
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Susp/Hor
IMDB Rating:6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:23%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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  • Suspense / Horror
  • Sci-Fi
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Synopsis: An LA gang war in an uncommon heat wave is interrupted by an interstellar visitor.


Reaction: Not quite the classic the first movie has become. But there are a few moments that work.


Personal Rating: 5/10

Select Cast and Crew
Stephen Hopkins => Director
Jim Thomas => Writer
John Thomas => Writer
Alan Silvestri => Composer
Adam Baldwin => Garber
Bill Paxton => Jerry Lambert
Calvin Lockhart => King Willie
Corey Rand => Ramon Vega
Danny Glover => Lieutenant Mike Harrigan
Elpidia Carrillo => Anna
Gary Busey => Peter Keyes
Henry Kingi => El Scorpio
Kent McCord => Captain B. Pilgrim
Kevin Peter Hall => The Predator
Maria Conchita Alonso => Leona Cantrell
Morton Downey Jr. => Tony Pope
Robert Davi => Captain Phil Heinemann
Rubén Blades => Danny Archuleta (as Ruben Blades)
Steve Kahan => Sergeant

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The Jamaican voodoo posse gangs seen in the film were based on actual gangs that were terrorizing New York City and Kansas City at one point in the mid- to late-1980s.
  • The plot underwent a few changes in its earliest stages. Gary Busey's character, Keyes, was actually intended to be Dutch, Arnold Schwarzenegger's character from the first film. Schwarzenegger was very outspoken against the sequel's concept, feeling that taking it into the city was a bad idea, and declined the role.
  • The spear weapon that was used in the film disappeared and was reported as stolen after filming was completed.
  • John McTiernan was offered the chance to direct but turned it down to work on The Hunt for Red October.
  • With more time than the original Predator, [?] Stan Winston, Stephen Hopkins and [?] Lawrence G. Paull came up with ideas and designs with more exotic weapons (the retractable spear, the detachable pincers, the Frisbee blade, the net, etc.) for the Predator to use to differentiate this film from the previous one.
  • At one point Arnold Schwarzenegger was going to co-star in the film, but chose to do Terminator 2: Judgment Day instead.
  • During the finale when the elder Predator hands Danny Glover the gun dating from 1715, writers Jim Thomas and John Thomas had conceived an idea for a possible Predator movie which would take place in a time where was no modern weapons available to combat them, much like the finale of the original Predator.
  • The slaughterhouse sequence took about four days to shoot and was extremely difficult, according to director Stephen Hopkins, due to the amount of water used and the lighting of the sequence.
  • Bill Paxton has been assaulted by one of the Aliens, the Predator and The Terminator.