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Halloween: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (original title)
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One year after the events of Halloween: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), the Shape returns to Haddonfield once again in an attempt to kill his now-mute niece.

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Dominique Othenin-Girard (as Dominique Otherin-Girard)

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John Carpenter (characters), Debra Hill (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Pleasence ... Loomis
Danielle Harris ... Jamie
Ellie Cornell ... Rachel
Beau Starr ... Sheriff Ben Meeker
Jeffrey Landman Jeffrey Landman ... Billy Hill
Tamara Glynn ... Samantha Thomas
Jonathan Chapin ... Mikey
Matthew Walker Matthew Walker ... Spitz
Wendy Foxworth ... Tina Williams (as Wendy Kaplan)
Betty Carvalho Betty Carvalho ... Nurse Patsey
Troy Evans ... Deputy Charlie
Frankie Como Frankie Como ... Deputy Nick Ross (as Frank Como)
David Ursin ... Deputy Tom Farrah
Harper Roisman Harper Roisman ... Mountain Man
Karen Alston Karen Alston ... Darlene Carruthers
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Storyline

It's one year later after the events of Halloween 4. Michael survives the shootings and on October 31st he returns with a vengeance. Lurking and stalking, Jamie, Rachel, and Rachel's friends, Michael forms a plan to lure Jamie out of the children's hospital where events lead up to the confrontation at the Myers house. Halloween 5 is a dark, thrill ride that will scare the heck out of you! Written by anonymous

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Michael Lives, And This Time They're Ready! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halloween 5: Michael Myers' Revenge See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,093,428, 15 October 1989

Gross USA:

$11,642,254

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,642,254
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Ultra Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The laundry chute scene was filmed with 30 different sections of the laundry chute. Some were full props, others were positioned horizontally to run the camera through on a dolly, and others were various sections that had cut-out portions for filming. Although the scene was very complex, it was all shot in one night. See more »

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(at around 35 mins) Cameraman visible in the car mirror as Mikey is waxing his car. See more »

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Jamie: [struggling] Stooorrre.
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Billy: All nighter.
Loomis: What do they sell?
Jamie: [trying] Big...
Billy: Big.
Jamie: Woman.
Billy: Woman.
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Some dialogue and gore was cut from the U.S. release, the latter to obtain an "R" rating. See more »

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The series goes downhill from here
22 January 2011 | by Mlinville817See all my reviews

Halloween 5 is a disappointing movie for Halloween fans and horror movie fans. It lacks in plot, scares and suspense.

It's one year later after the events of Halloween 4. Michael survives the shootings and on October 31st he returns to Haddonfield. Jamie (the heroine of H4) is in Haddonfield's Children's Hospital after attacking her step-mother the previous year. She is being treated by Dr. Loomis with the aid of her step-sister Rachel and Rachel's friend Tina. Lurking and stalking, Michael forms a plan to lure Jamie out of the children's hospital where events lead up to a confrontation at Michael's childhood house.

OK, I like Donald Pleasence even though his performance went down a little and is a little cheesy. Danielle Harris does the best spending half the movie being mute. It's a great performance. Ellie Cornell is back as Rachael. She is a great character but gets killed off in the first ten minutes. The rest of the movie is filled with terribly acted, stupid teenagers. Even some of the characters from the Friday the 13th movies are better. The characters are all hateful and the script doesn't make much sense.

It's a typical slasher movie, which I don't like that much. Halloween 5 spends too much time on teenagers with silly teen lust combined with slasher stuff. There's even a part with 2 bumbling cops with three stooges like music playing in the background. It's just stupid. The story feels like it doesn't know what to do next. But it does excel when it cuts to the real story of Meyers chasing the girl and the doctor's relentless pursuit.

But the climax wasn't that bad, even though Michael's "demise" was absolutely ridicules with Loomis beating Michael with a piece of wood. Michael's childhood home looks completely different than how it looked in the first. The chase scenes with Jamie and Michael were pretty good. And a scene with Jamie hiding in a vent and Michael stabbing at it was pretty suspenseful. And it was different while being believable. That was the best part in the whole movie. Also the atmosphere is pretty good and very creepy. I would have given this 1 star if it wasn't for that.

So besides the climax Halloween 5 is pretty bad. You can tell it was rushed because of the success of Halloween 4.

2 stars (out of 4)


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