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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 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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America's favorite super hero is back in action! See more »


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Trivia

Ace Mask plays a character Called Doctor Rochelle. He also played a character called Doctor Rochelle in both Not of this Earth (1988) and Ghoulies 4 (1994). All three movies were directed by Jim Wynorski See more »

Goofs

When Abby arrives at the mansion, Arcane tells her to settle in and they will talk at dinner. However, they are not shown having that dinner until the evening of the following day. No explanation for the 24-hour delay is given in the film and Abby is not shown doing anything during the extra day. 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 »

Connections

References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Born on the Bayou
Composed by John Fogerty (as John C. Fogerty)
Courtesy of Jondora Music
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Courtesy of Fantasy, Inc.
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21 October 1998 | by StashSee all my reviews

Swamp Thing returns to save Arcane's daughter, Abby (Locklear), from his evil wrath, along with his new batch of vicious mutant predators. All in all, it was a good film with great special effects!


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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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