History Film / HalloweenII1981

5th Apr '17 12:17:48 AM StingSniperscope
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* AmbiguousSituation: Did Jimmy lose consciousness, or did he die from some unseen injury he sustained off-screen? The alternate ending shows it to be the latter, although why he lost consciousness in the first place is unclear.



* TheCameo: Anne-Marie Martin (aka Eddie Benton), Jamie Lee Curtis' ''Film/PromNight1980'' co-star and future wife of MichaelCrichton, has one as Darcy, the friend whom Nurse Janet gives a lift.



* RetroactiveRecognition:
** DanaCarvey, the same year he joined the cast of SaturdayNightLive, has a brief non-speaking role as a reporter's assistant.
** ''Baywatch'' actor and future soap star Billy Warlock (the son of Dick Warlock, this film's Michael Myers), briefly appears as Craig, one of the local teens looking for Ben Tramer.




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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** Sheriff Brackett is last seen leaving the scene of his daughter's slaying in order to tell his wife what happened. After that he simply disappears from the film (or the franchise, for that matter), despite his actor being billed third in the credits.
** Jimmy is last seen losing consciousness (or dying of blood loss, depending on your interpretation) in his car and falling face-first onto the steering wheel. The alternate ending has him alive and well with Laurie in the ambulance.
4th Jan '17 7:22:29 AM lafeeverte
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* ChekhovsGun: The [[spoiler: lighter]] the police deputy gives Dr. Loomis when the two are sharing a smoke? [[spoiler: It ends up being the very thing that kills Michael.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: The [[spoiler: lighter]] the police deputy gives Dr. Loomis when the two are sharing a smoke? smoke [[spoiler: It ends up being the very thing that kills Michael.]]



* CutPhoneLines: Michael does this at Haddonfield Memorial Hospital where he finds Laurie's there.

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* CutPhoneLines: Michael does this at Haddonfield Memorial Hospital where he finds Laurie's Laurie there.



** Bennett Tramer getting killed is given a DistantReactionShot of Loomis and Brackett.

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** Bennett Ben Tramer getting killed is given a DistantReactionShot of Loomis and Brackett.
27th Nov '16 7:16:28 AM Prinzenick
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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: Dr. Loomis pulling a TakingYouWithMe on Michael in the hospital was intended to be this, [[DeathIsCheap but it turned out he survived for a couple more sequels.]]
4th Oct '16 1:25:45 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* {{Recut}}: The film had a few new things for the TV Cut:
** Violence is trimmed down and any cursing is dubbed over.
** A different shot of Loomis coming out of the house at the beginning. The neighbour who says "I've been trick or treated to death tonight" is dubbed over asking if this is a Halloween prank.
** The scene where Michael Myers steals a knife from Mrs Elrod happens later, and is edited to suggest he kills the old woman instead of Alice the girl down the street.
** Bennett Tramer getting killed is given a DistantReactionShot of Loomis and Brackett.
** Additional minor scenes with the hospital staff discussing Laurie.
** Mrs Alves tries to call Laurie's parents, scolding Janet for not already doing so. She also allows Jimmy two minutes to see Laurie. This is why she says "time's up Jimmy" in the original cut.
** Jimmy brings Laurie the Coke he promised her, and he tells her it was Michael Myers who was after her. He goes to see her later to tell her about Michael's apparent death, but she freaks out and has to be sedated. Then the power goes out and the emergency generator kicks in, explaining why the hospital is so dim for the rest of the film.
** Extra scenes after Laurie has had a reaction to the medication. Jill and Jimmy wait for Dr Mixter to respond to their call, and Jimmy runs around trying to look for Mrs Alves.
** Jill's death is softened, as there is no shot of the scalpel in Michael's hand. This makes it look like he just grabbed her from behind and dropped her. A groaning sound effect is inserted afterwards to suggest that she survives.
** Jimmy is changed to still be running around the hospital looking for everyone while the final conflict is still going on. He doesn't discover Mrs Alves's body until near the end, and it's edited so that him slipping looks like it's caused by the explosion. Of course the scene where he faints in the car with Laurie is cut.
** An additional ending where Laurie is in the ambulance, thinks Michael's body is coming back to life, but it turns out to be Jimmy. She embraces him and says "we made it".
4th Sep '16 9:30:14 PM SpringwoodSlasher
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** Same with Dr. Mixter.
3rd Sep '16 8:20:06 PM WoozyJack
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* CutPhoneLines: Michael does this at Haddonfield Memorial Hospital where he finds Laurie's been taken to.

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* CutPhoneLines: Michael does this at Haddonfield Memorial Hospital where he finds Laurie's been taken to.there.



* PoliceAreUseless: None of the police officers escort Laurie to the hospital or even stay to protect her or ask questions ''after'' she was attacked by Myers.

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* PoliceAreUseless: None of the police officers escort Laurie to the hospital or even stay to protect her or ask questions ''after'' she was attacked by Myers.Myers in the first flick. One uncaring marshal forces Loomis back to Smith's Grove to avoid embarrassing the state bureaucrats whose neglect made Myers' deadly escape and spree more likely than if earlier precautions were taken when Loomis asked for them 14-15 years earlier, leaving Haddonfield undefended (the marshal gets his deadly "dessert" towards the end when examining a seemingly unconscious Michael in the hospital).
20th Aug '16 5:44:10 PM WoozyJack
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* CutPhoneLines: Michael does this at Haddonfield Memorial Hospital where he finds Laurie's been taken to.



* PoliceAreUseless: None of the police officers escort Laurie to the hospital or even stay to protect her or ask questions after ''she was recently attacked by a serial killer''.

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* PoliceAreUseless: None of the police officers escort Laurie to the hospital or even stay to protect her or ask questions after ''she ''after'' she was recently attacked by a serial killer''.Myers.
20th Jul '16 12:54:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Michael takes out all of the hospital employees and prevents anyone from leaving the hospital in order to get away with another killing spree.
12th Apr '16 3:17:44 PM Mdumas43073
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->''"He was my patient for fifteen years. He became an obsession with me, until I realized there was nothing within him, neither conscience nor reason, that was even remotely human. An hour ago I stood up and fired six shots into him and then he just got up and walked away. I am talking about the real possibility that he is still out there!''"

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->''"He was my patient for fifteen years. He became an obsession with me, until I realized there was nothing within him, neither conscience nor reason, that was even remotely human. An hour ago I stood up and fired six shots into him and then he just got up and walked away. I am talking about the real possibility that he is still out there!''"there!"''
12th Apr '16 1:44:10 PM Mdumas43073
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->''"It's time, Michael."''

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->''"It's time, Michael."''->''"He was my patient for fifteen years. He became an obsession with me, until I realized there was nothing within him, neither conscience nor reason, that was even remotely human. An hour ago I stood up and fired six shots into him and then he just got up and walked away. I am talking about the real possibility that he is still out there!''"
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