Child’s Play 2
Posted by Darkness on July 4, 2012 (Updated: 08-Nov-2014)
Date Released: November 9, 1990
Directed By: John Lafia
Written By: Don Mancini
Certificate: US: R, UK: 15
Tagline: Sorry Jack, Chucky’s back!
Length: 84 Minutes
Box Office: $35,763,605
Alex Vincent … Andy Barclay
Jenny Agutter … Joanne Simpson
Gerrit Graham … Phil Simpson
Christine Elise … Kyle
Brad Dourif … Chucky (voice)
Andy Barclay has been placed in a foster home after the tragic events of the first film, since his mother was committed. In an attempt to save their reputation, the manufacturers of Chucky reconstruct the killer doll, to prove to the public that nothing was wrong with it in the first place. In doing so, they also bring the soul of serial killer Charles Lee Ray back to life. As Chucky tries to locate Andy, the body count rises. Will Andy be able to escape, or will Chucky succeed in possessing his body?
- According to ‘Don Mancini’ on the commentary for the first film on DVD, the reason the rest of the “Child’s Play” films are released by Universal instead of MGM/UA, (despite the first film being very successful) was that United Artists was bought out by a company that wanted to abstain to a “Family Friendly” slate of films. So the property was sold gladly to Universal.
- Originally, Phil and Joanne were named George and Mildred.
- The only film in the series where entirely Chucky doesn’t use a real gun as a weapon (although he does use a squirt-gun as a decoy).
- Chris Sarandon was originally going to reprise his role as Det. Mike Norris from the first film as the main protagonist of this film, but turned it down due to scheduling conflicts and the role was erased from the final version.
- Don Mancini stated that in an early draft of his script, the film was set during the Christmas season; this would have explained why so many Good Guy dolls were in the factory during the finale.