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Scanners II: The New Order (1991)

A scanner discovers a plot by renegade elements in the city government to take power with the help of evil scanners.

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Julie Vale
Yvan Ponton ...
Commander John Forrester
Isabelle Mejias ...
Alice Leonardo
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Doctor Morse
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Peter Drak (as Raoul Trujillo)
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Lt. Gelson
Murray Westgate ...
George Kellum
Doris Petrie ...
Susan Kellum
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Mayor
Michael Rudder ...
Feck
David Francis ...
Gruner
Stephen Zarou ...
Walter
Tom Harvey ...
Chief Stokes
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Good and evil scanners combatting when a crooked politician schemes to gain control of a major city. Scanners are people who, because their mothers had taken a certain drug during pregnancy, have acquired telepathic powers. One scanner escapes from a mental center and is hired by the politician to use his powers to gain control of others minds, and then, their actions. Written by Ørnås

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5 seconds: They control your mind. 10 seconds: The pain begins. 15 seconds: You scream for mercy. See more »

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Rated R for strong violence and graphic sci-fi action | See all certifications »

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28 June 1991 (USA)  »

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Agyfürkészők 2. - Az új rendszer  »

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CAD 5,000,000 (estimated)
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The veterinarian professor in the beginning is played by Victor Knight who previously starred in the original Scanners as Dr. Frane (the doctor that gets interrupted by Cameron Vale), making him the only actor from the original film to return in this sequel. See more »

Quotes

[Last lines]
David Kellum: [is finally killing Commander John Forrester with scanner powers, suddenly stops] No more killing. We didn't want this.
[to the press]
David Kellum: We mean you no harm. Just here to help.
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Connections

Followed by Scanners III: The Takeover (1991) See more »

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Pop goes the world
Written by Ivan Doroschuk
Performed by Men Without Hats
Courtesy of Polygram Songs Inc./Betty Songs
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Decent sequel.
18 December 2000 | by (Woodbridge, VA) – See all my reviews

Nothing can match the brilliance of David Cronenberg's original Scanners, but this first sequel does a good job of coming close.

The plot is essentially the same. Nice guy scanner doesn't understand his powers, hones his abilities, and eventually enters into a scanning war with an evil scanner. Some details are changed here and there, such as the police chief who wants to use scanners to accomplish a radical new shift in local government, and the long lost sister of the nice guy scanner that enables the hero to "possess" a target as opposed to scan him to death.

Scanners 2, like the original, has a reputation for being terribly gory. In reality, there are only two scenes of true gore, (an exploding head, and a spurting tumor on the back of a criminal's neck) but plenty of people flung against walls from unseen mental forces. A few folks end up with deformed faces, but no blood. The final climactic battle is very toned down, and results only in a burned-out corpse shown briefly.

The plot does have some references to the protagonists from the original film, but it is not necessary to see the first movie before seeing this one.










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