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While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.

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Storyline

It's the same night as the original Halloween. Michael Myers is around the neighborhood, after being gunned by Dr.Loomis six times. Now, he's in a hospital where the girl Laurie Strode was taken. And there's a reason why Michael is after her... Written by Jason Mechalek

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30 October 1981 (USA)  »

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Halloween II: The Horror Continues  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$25,500,000 (USA)
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Trivia

This sequel was originally intended to be the final film to feature the Michael Myers, Dr Sam Loomis, Laurie Strode and Haddonfield storyline. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Loomis says that Michael is 21 years-old, yet when the credits appear at the end his age is given as 23. (This was a mistake in the credits for the original film. As Michael was 6 years old when he killed his sister Judith, in 1963, he would have been 21 15 years later in 1978.) See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Leigh Brackett: You know, doctor, I'm just about there.
Sam Loomis: What?
Sheriff Leigh Brackett: The point where I stop taking orders from you.
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A good continuation
21 December 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Picking up exactly where the original left off, "Halloween II" has Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) getting transferred to the hospital, while Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasance) continues looking for Michael Myers. In the process of everything, we learn some things about the characters (like a little something about Laurie that would play a part in the later movies). Of course, in the process, Michael himself goes around killing people. A particularly interesting scene is how he kills a woman in the hospital. Oh, and by the way, this is Dana Carvey's film debut (interestingly, he later co-starred with Mike Myers, whose name sounds like the killer here). A worthy sequel it is. Numbers 4, 5, and 6 were pathetic (and #8 apparently was), #7 was really cool, while #3 wasn't even really part of the series.


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