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.
Charles Cyphers is billed third, but his character (Sheriff Brackett) disappears less than halfway into the film, never to appear in the franchise again.
B-Team Sequel: John Carpenter left the directing reigns to Rick Rosenthal, though he did co-write and score the film, as well as directing additional scenes.
Creator Backlash: 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.
Dawson Casting: This time it's a little more pronounced than its predecessor, as the still 17/18 year old Laurie is played by a now 23 year old Jamie Lee Curtis (thanks to this Immediate Sequel being filmed three years later).