Halloween II (1981 film)

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Halloween II is a 1981 American slasher film directed by Rick Rosenthal in his directorial debut, written and produced by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence who reprise their respective roles as Laurie Strode and Dr. Sam Loomis.wikipedia
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Rick Rosenthal

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Halloween II is a 1981 American slasher film directed by Rick Rosenthal in his directorial debut, written and produced by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence who reprise their respective roles as Laurie Strode and Dr. Sam Loomis.
Richard L. "Rick" Rosenthal, Jr. (born June 15, 1949) is an American film instructor and director, known for directing Halloween II and Halloween: Resurrection.

Jamie Lee Curtis

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Halloween II is a 1981 American slasher film directed by Rick Rosenthal in his directorial debut, written and produced by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence who reprise their respective roles as Laurie Strode and Dr. Sam Loomis.
She reprised the role of Laurie in four sequels, including Halloween II (1981), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), Halloween: Resurrection (2002), and Halloween (2018).

Debra Hill

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Halloween II is a 1981 American slasher film directed by Rick Rosenthal in his directorial debut, written and produced by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence who reprise their respective roles as Laurie Strode and Dr. Sam Loomis.
She also co-wrote four of his films: Halloween, The Fog, Escape from New York and Escape from L.A. They also wrote and produced Halloween II together, which Carpenter did not direct.

List of Halloween characters

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Accompanied by Sheriff Leigh Brackett, Loomis mistakes teenager Ben Tramer for Michael, when Ben gets hit by a squad car which pins him to another vehicle that bursts into flames, killing him.
Appears in: Halloween II (1981)

Michael Myers (Halloween)

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The plot picks up directly after the first film, with Michael Myers following survivor Laurie Strode to the local hospital, while his psychiatrist Dr. Loomis continues his pursuit of him.
Michael returns in the sequel, Halloween II (1981).

Morningside Hospital (California)

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Filming took place in the spring of 1981, primarily at Morningside Hospital in Los Angeles, California, on a budget of $2.5 million.
Morningside was one of the filming locations for Halloween II (1981), Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), 10 to Midnight (1983) and V: The Final Battle (1984).

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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Originally, Halloween II was intended to be the last chapter of the Halloween series to revolve around Michael Myers and the town of Haddonfield, but after the lackluster reaction to Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982), Michael Myers was brought back six years later in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988).
Initially, John Carpenter and co-producer Debra Hill retired the Michael Myers storyline after the second installment of the series, intending to feature a new Halloween-season-related plot every sequel, of which Halloween III would be the first.

List of directorial debuts

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Halloween II is a 1981 American slasher film directed by Rick Rosenthal in his directorial debut, written and produced by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence who reprise their respective roles as Laurie Strode and Dr. Sam Loomis.

Halloween (2018 film)

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It is the second installment in the Halloween film series and originally served as a direct sequel to Halloween (1978) until it was retconned by the 2018 film.
It would have been a standalone film set to reintroduce audiences to Michael Myers years after his initial rampage from Halloween and 1981's Halloween II, as he was confronted by a new generation of victims while on death row.

Annie Brackett

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Upon learning his daughter Annie was killed by Michael, Sheriff Brackett goes off duty to inform his wife, leaving Deputy Gary Hunt in charge to help Loomis.
First appearing in Halloween (1978), and its sequel Halloween II (1981), she is portrayed by Nancy Kyes.

Tawny Moyer

She is likely best known for her role as Jill Franco, the nurse in the 1981 horror film Halloween II.

Laurie Strode

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Halloween II is a 1981 American slasher film directed by Rick Rosenthal in his directorial debut, written and produced by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence who reprise their respective roles as Laurie Strode and Dr. Sam Loomis.
Halloween II (1981) picks up directly after the first film, with Laurie Strode being taken to a hospital.

Leo Rossi

These included Pamela Susan Shoop, Leo Rossi, Ana Alicia and Gloria Gifford.
A character actor with over 100 credits to his name, he is known for his role as foul-mouthed EMT Vincent "Budd" Scarlotti in the 1981 horror film Halloween II, as the serial killer Turkell from the 1990 horror sequel Maniac Cop 2, and as Detective Sam Dietz in the Relentless franchise.

Charles Cyphers

Charles Cyphers reprised the role of Sheriff Leigh Brackett, though his character disappears from the film when the corpse of his daughter Annie (Nancy Loomis) is discovered.
He reprised this role in the 1981 sequel Halloween II, and will return to the character in the upcoming Halloween Kills.

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Halloween II is a 1981 American slasher film directed by Rick Rosenthal in his directorial debut, written and produced by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence who reprise their respective roles as Laurie Strode and Dr. Sam Loomis.
Two sequels had bigger body counts and more gore than their predecessors, but not higher box office intakes; Friday the 13th Part 2 sold 7.8 million tickets and Halloween II sold 9.2 million; both sequels sold around half of their original film's tickets, though they were still very popular (Halloween II was the second highest-grossing horror film of the year behind An American Werewolf in London).

Dick Warlock

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Stunt performer Dick Warlock played Michael Myers (as in Halloween, listed as "The Shape" in the credits), replacing Castle who was beginning a career as a director.
He is best known for playing Michael Myers in Halloween II.

Lance Guest

Actor Lance Guest played an EMS driver, Jimmy.
He has starred in many theatrical films, including his role as Jimmy alongside actress Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween II (1981), and also starred in Neil Simon's I Ought to Be in Pictures.

Donald Pleasence

Halloween II is a 1981 American slasher film directed by Rick Rosenthal in his directorial debut, written and produced by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence who reprise their respective roles as Laurie Strode and Dr. Sam Loomis.
He reprised his Dr. Sam Loomis role in Halloween II (1981), Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995).

John Carpenter

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Halloween II is a 1981 American slasher film directed by Rick Rosenthal in his directorial debut, written and produced by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence who reprise their respective roles as Laurie Strode and Dr. Sam Loomis.
Since Jamie Lee Curtis, the main actress from the original and the sequel Halloween II (1981), wanted to reunite the cast and crew of the original film, she asked Carpenter to direct Halloween H20: 20 Years Later.

Pamela Susan Shoop

These included Pamela Susan Shoop, Leo Rossi, Ana Alicia and Gloria Gifford.
Shoop's best known film role was in the horror film Halloween II (1981) as Nurse Karen Bailey.

Nancy Stephens

Nancy Stephens, who played Loomis's nurse colleague Marion Chambers in the original, also reprised the character and was given a more important role, revealing to Loomis the family connection between Laurie and Michael.
She reprised this role in Halloween II (1981), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) and again in the upcoming Halloween Kills.

Hunter von Leer

Actor Hunter von Leer heads the manhunt for Myers in the role of Deputy Gary Hunt.
Hunter appeared in the 1981 John Carpenter horror movie Halloween II as Deputy Gary Hunt.

Cliff Emmich

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He is best remembered as the security guard murdered by Michael Myers in the 1981 horror sequel Halloween II.

Samuel Loomis

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Halloween II is a 1981 American slasher film directed by Rick Rosenthal in his directorial debut, written and produced by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence who reprise their respective roles as Laurie Strode and Dr. Sam Loomis.
Halloween II (1981) picks up directly after the first film, with Laurie being taken to Haddonfield Memorial Hospital while Brackett accompanies Loomis in his search for Michael.

Dana Carvey

Future Saturday Night Live and Wayne's World star Dana Carvey also appears briefly in a non-speaking role, wearing a blue baseball cap and receiving instructions from the TV reporter.
Carvey had a minor role in Halloween II in 1981, and co-starred in One of the Boys in 1982, a short-lived television sitcom that also starred Mickey Rooney, Nathan Lane, and Meg Ryan.