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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

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Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens on Halloween Eve and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?

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Dwight H. Little

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Dhani Lipsius (story), Larry Rattner (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Pleasence ... Dr. Sam Loomis
Ellie Cornell ... Rachel Carruthers
Danielle Harris ... Jamie Lloyd
George P. Wilbur ... Michael Myers
Michael Pataki ... Dr. Hoffman
Beau Starr ... Sheriff Ben Meeker
Kathleen Kinmont ... Kelly Meeker
Sasha Jenson ... Brady
Gene Ross ... Earl
Carmen Filpi ... Rev. Jackson P. Sayer
Raymond O'Connor ... Security Guard
Jeff Olson Jeff Olson ... Richard Carruthers
Karen Alston Karen Alston ... Darlene Carruthers
Nancy Borgenicht Nancy Borgenicht ... Woman Attendant
David Jensen David Jensen ... Man Attendant
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Storyline

It's October 30, 1988 and Michael Myers has been in a coma since his pursuit of Laurie Strode, 10 years ago, was finally stopped (events of H1 and H2). However when he is transfered from Richmond Mental Institute to Smith's Grove he awakes when he hears that he has a niece in Haddonfield and after killing the transfer crew he escapes. In Haddonfield, the niece, Jamie, has been adopted by the Carruthers family but keeps having nightmares about Michael (but she doesn't know who he is). On Halloween night, Jamie goes out trick and treating, little knowing that her murdering Uncle is following her and her step-sister Rachel. Rushing to her aid is Dr. Loomis and with the help of Sheriff Meeker starts to search the town for Michael and to find Jamie to protect her. But can anything stop Michael this time? Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Ten Years Ago he changed the face Of Halloween. NOW HE'S BACK! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halloween 4 See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,831,250, 23 October 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,768,757
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The first time Michael Myers was credited with a name other than "The Shape", the credit given in parts 1, 2, and 6 See more »

Goofs

(at around 14 mins) Michael's full name is Michael Audrey Myers yet in the mental hospital when someone is typing his name on a form they write Myers, Michael M (possibly character error). See more »

Quotes

Darlene Carruthers: We'll be at the Fallbrooks. The number's next to the phone.
Rachel Carruthers: I know, and next to that is police, hospital, fire, and probably the National Guard.
Richard Carruthers: I want you two to have fun tonight. Make sure Jamie's in bed by 9:30.
Rachel Carruthers: You're gonna be late. You don't wanna blow your promotion.
Darlene Carruthers: Don't make fun. Tonight is the difference between vacations in Bermuda, and spending another two weeks with your grandmother in Cleveland.
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Alternate Versions

Swedish version is heavily cut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cinematic Excrement: Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Shall We Gather at the River?
(uncredited)
Written by Robert Lowry and Charles Ives
Sung by Carmen Filpi
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User Reviews

 
Good flick
21 December 2006 | by jedidonjuannickSee all my reviews

Well it was a good movie as far as slasher flicks go. I don't think it had the same vibe as Halloween 1 and 2 . but it was far better then the Halloweens that would come later .

I would watch it at least a couple times a year just to have a little fun. but if you are a serious fan of the Halloween series you know that 1 and 2 were the best films .

Saying all of that if you want to have a good night of just sitting around in the dark and watching horror movies all night this film would not be a bad one to put on and enjoy.and you might even get a jumb out of your girlfriend or wife. My girlfriend always jumps during this film.


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