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The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 12 May 1989 (USA)
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In this tongue-in-cheek sequel, the benevolent bog creature falls for the vegetarian, plant-loving daughter of the evil scientist who created him.

Director:

Jim Wynorski

Writers:

Len Wein (comic book), Bernie Wrightson (comic book) (as Berni Wrightson) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Jourdan ... Dr. Anton Arcane
Heather Locklear ... Abby Arcane
Sarah Douglas ... Dr. Lana Zurrell
Dick Durock ... Swamp Thing
Joey Sagal ... Gunn (as Joe Sagal)
Ace Mask ... Dr. Rochelle
Monique Gabrielle ... Miss Poinsettia
RonReaco Lee ... Omar
Daniel Emery Taylor Daniel Emery Taylor ... Darryl (as Daniel Taylor)
Ralph Pace Ralph Pace ... Sheriff Beaumont
Timothy Birch Timothy Birch ... Clyde
Alex Van ... Gurdell
Christopher Doyle ... Leechman
Rex Pierson Rex Pierson ... Dr. Rochelle Mutation
Tony Sears ... Harry Dugan (as Anthony Sears)
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Storyline

The Swamp Thing returns to battle the evil Dr. Arcane, who has a new science lab full of creatures transformed by genetic mutation, and chooses Heather Locklear as his new object of affection. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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A monster of a comedy! See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Return of Swamp Thing See more »

Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$192,816

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$192,816
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to the DVD commentary, director Jim Wynorski wanted Louis Jourdan to refer to the character of Miss Poinsettia as "Points". Mr. Jourdan refused because he knew that the character's nickname was a sexual-innuendo referring to her breasts. Wynorski then asked Jourdan, "Weren't you just in a movie called Octopussy?" Jourdan refused to speak to Wynorski for much of the shoot afterward. See more »

Goofs

When Darryl throws the bowling ball through the window, it leaves a large round hole but the rest of the window pane remains. About two seconds later, the boys scramble out the window which is suddenly completely free of glass--not even jagged edges around the frame. See more »

Quotes

Abby Arcane: Immortality? Yuk! What did you do, sell your soul to the devil?
Dr. Anton Arcane: More like a lease with an option to buy.
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Crazy Credits

After the Co-Producer credit, the credits 'rewind' and there is a brief scene of Omar and Darryl at the Fotomat. Then the credits resume starting with the same Co-Producer credit. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1989 UK cinema version was cut by 2 minutes 34 secs by the BBFC in order to receive a 12 rating with edits to the fight scenes, a woman being assaulted and some of the opening torture shots in the laboratory. All the cuts were waived for the 15-rated video version and the 2004 12-rated Prism DVD. See more »


Soundtracks

Red Hot Hog Women From Mars
Composed by Steven B. Small
Performed by Dave Nichols
Published by Act Fast Music
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Highly Enojyable, Intentionally Cheesy B-Movie
11 March 2006 | by VampenguinSee all my reviews

Every once in awhile, a sequel is a million times better than the original. This is just such a sequel! If you look up my review for Swamp Thing, you'll see that I didn't care to much for it. This, on the other hand, was great! They decided to go with the over-the-top comic-book style that the original skirted, which made the movie a lot more enjoyable. The effects improved greatly, the creatures in this actually looked like some effort was put into them! I especially liked the updated Swamp Thing costume, made him look a lot better and more intimidating. Louis Joudan was thankfully back, and his character, Dr. Anton Arcane, was even better than ever! His step-daughter Abby, played by Heather Locklear, was one of many great comic relief characters, along with the bumbling head of security named Gunn, and many others. The side plot with two kids trying to get Swampy's picture was a tad annoying, but it had it's amusing moments. Overall, this was a great intentionally cheesy B-movie, that you really should check out!

8/10


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