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The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)

A group of bikers, heading to a race, become stranded in the desert and find themselves fighting off a family of inbred cannibals who live off the land.

Director:

Wes Craven

Writer:

Wes Craven

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Houston ... Bobby
David Nichols David Nichols ... The Psychiatrist
Virginia Vincent ... Ethel Carter (archive footage)
James Whitworth ... Jupiter (archive footage)
Suze Lanier-Bramlett ... Brenda (archive footage) (as Susan Lanier)
Tamara Stafford ... Cass
Kevin Spirtas ... Roy (as Kevin Blair)
John Laughlin ... Hulk
Willard E. Pugh ... Foster (as Willard Pugh)
Peter Frechette ... Harry
Colleen Riley Colleen Riley ... Jane
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Sue (as Penny Johnson)
Janus Blythe ... Rachel / Ruby
Lance Gordon ... Mars (archive footage)
Brenda Marinoff Brenda Marinoff ... Katy (archive footage)
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Storyline

A group of bikers, which includes some of the survivors from the original film, embark on a journey by bus to a biker race near the desert of the infamous incidents. However, because of a mistake they are late and decide to take a shortcut through the desert. Halfway through the desert the bus breaks down. While trying to repair the bus, some of the group wander off, and wind up in the traps of the survivors of the mutant family of the first. Then the mutants go after the rest... Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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So you think you're lucky to be alive...

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Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

VTC See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The only film featuring a dog having a flashback scene. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 7 mins) When Ruby falls and hits her head on the rock, it gives way like rubber. See more »

Quotes

Harry: [after just dodging and catching a cylinder with spikes sticking out of it] Ha! ha! You missed me! You missed me! Na! na! na! na! na! na!
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Referenced in Invasion of the Scream Queens (1992) See more »

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User Reviews

"...the hills still have eyes."
15 September 2003 | by Backlash007See all my reviews

The Hills Have Eyes Part II is Wes Craven's less than great follow-up to the brutal original. The first film is damn near terrifying in parts. This one is slightly goofy and unbelievable. The flashbacks are my main problem with the film. Everyone has flashbacks. Every single character from the original has flashbacks, the freakin' dog even has flashbacks. If you're watching The Hills Have Eyes Part II, you almost have to be a fan. I think we're all familiar with the first one. If you're not, then you shouldn't be viewing it. Any reality or spontaneity is also gone. You know who is going to die right away. The cast is decent though. Michael Berryman, Robert Houston, and Janus Blythe all return. Kevin Blair from Friday the 13th Part 7 and Peter Frechette from The Kindred play moto-cros bikers while Nicholas Worth plays the voice of the Reaper. And can anyone tell me where the Reaper was hiding in the first film? If you didn't enjoy the first Hills Have Eyes, you aint gonna like this one.

Note for genre buffs: Kane Hodder is listed as a stuntman.


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