History Trivia / HalloweenII1981

4th Oct '16 1:23:24 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* BillingDisplacement: Jamie Lee Curtis has only twenty five minutes of screentime in the final film, despite getting top billing. But in the TV cut, she has a few extra scenes.

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* BillingDisplacement: Jamie Lee Curtis Creator/JamieLeeCurtis has only twenty five minutes of screentime in the final film, despite getting top billing. But in the TV cut, she has a few extra scenes.



* CreatorBacklash: John Carpenter feels that this was an inferior script and says that the only thing that got him through the writing process was a six-pack of Budweiser every morning.

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* CreatorBacklash: John Carpenter Creator/JohnCarpenter feels that this was an inferior script and says that the only thing that got him through the writing process was a six-pack of Budweiser every morning.



* ExecutiveMeddling: John Carpenter himself went behind Rick Rosenthal's back to shoot extra scenes that added more gore, feeling the movie had to compete with the BloodierAndGorier slasher films on the market.
* MoneyDearBoy: The only reason John Carpenter and Debra Hill made a sequel, originally feeling that the first was a standalone story.
* {{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".

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* ExecutiveMeddling: John Carpenter Creator/JohnCarpenter himself went behind Rick Rosenthal's back to shoot extra scenes that added more gore, feeling the movie had to compete with the BloodierAndGorier slasher films on the market.
* MoneyDearBoy: The only reason John Carpenter Creator/JohnCarpenter and Debra Hill made a sequel, originally feeling that the first was a standalone story.
* {{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".
story.
4th Oct '16 4:08:46 AM fearlessnikki
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* ActingForTwo: Nancy Loomis reappears both to play Annie's corpse, and to supply the voice of Sally - the girl Alice is talking to on the phone before she gets killed.
* BannedInChina: Banned in Iceland and West Germany, due to violence and nudity. The video was banned in Norway.
* BillingDisplacement: Jamie Lee Curtis has only twenty five minutes of screentime in the final film, despite getting top billing. But in the TV cut, she has a few extra scenes.
* TheCameo: Anne Marie Martin, who played Wendy in ''Film/PromNight1980'', has an uncredited cameo as Karen's friend Darcy. She came on to help out when reshoots were being done.
* CreatorBacklash: John Carpenter feels that this was an inferior script and says that the only thing that got him through the writing process was a six-pack of Budweiser every morning.



* {{Recut}}: The film had a few new things for the TV Cut. These include some alternate cuts of scenes, some scene and dialogue extensions, and a scene added to the end that takes place in the ambulance.
-->'''Laurie:''' We made it. ''We made it!''

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* ExecutiveMeddling: John Carpenter himself went behind Rick Rosenthal's back to shoot extra scenes that added more gore, feeling the movie had to compete with the BloodierAndGorier slasher films on the market.
* MoneyDearBoy: The only reason John Carpenter and Debra Hill made a sequel, originally feeling that the first was a standalone story.
* {{Recut}}: The film had a few new things for the TV Cut. These include some alternate cuts Cut:
** Violence is trimmed down and any cursing is dubbed over.
** A different shot
of scenes, some 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 dialogue extensions, 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 scene added reaction to the end 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 takes 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".
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** An early idea was to have the film take
place in a high rise apartment building. It was later changed to Haddonfield hospital.
** Debra Hill claimed that they toyed with
the ambulance.
-->'''Laurie:''' We made it. ''We made it!''
idea of shooting for 3-D. But as the film would take place mainly at night, that idea was abandoned.
12th Apr '16 12:49:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Film/TheLastStarfighter Alex Rogan]] and [[Film/JawsTheRevenge Michael Brody]] as Jimmy
** [[Film/WaynesWorld Garth Algar]] as "Assistant"
** [[Film/TheAccused The scorpion tattooed cheerer for the rapists]] as Budd Scarlotti
2nd Feb '16 11:38:50 AM jeffreyloonychen
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** [[Film/TheLastStarfighter Alex Rogan]] as Jimmy

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** [[Film/TheLastStarfighter Alex Rogan]] and [[Film/JawsTheRevenge Michael Brody]] as Jimmy


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** [[Film/TheAccused The scorpion tattooed cheerer for the rapists]] as Budd Scarlotti
31st Oct '15 12:45:58 AM PrincessGwen
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* DawsonCasting: This time it's a little more pronounced than it's in predecessor, as the still 17/18 year old Laurie is played by a now 23 year old Jamie Lee Curtis (thanks to this ImmediateSequel being filmed three years later).

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* DawsonCasting: This time it's a little more pronounced than it's in its predecessor, as the still 17/18 year old Laurie is played by a now 23 year old Jamie Lee Curtis (thanks to this ImmediateSequel being filmed three years later).
3rd Aug '14 2:43:08 AM Antwan
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11th Oct '13 8:33:52 PM DynamicDragon
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11th Oct '13 8:33:41 PM DynamicDragon
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** [[TheLastStarfighter Alex Rogan]] as Jimmy
** [[WaynesWorld Garth Algar]] as "Assistant"

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** [[TheLastStarfighter [[Film/TheLastStarfighter Alex Rogan]] as Jimmy
** [[WaynesWorld [[Film/WaynesWorld Garth Algar]] as "Assistant"
27th Jul '13 9:42:23 PM BondGirl
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* DawsonCasting: This time it's a little more pronounced than it's in predecessor, as the still 17/18 year old Laurie is played by a now 23 year old Jamie Lee Curtis (thanks to this ImmediateSequel being filmed three years later).
26th Apr '13 1:57:02 PM falcon2484
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* HeyIt'sThatGuy:

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