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The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 12 May 1989 (USA)
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The Swamp Thing returns to battle the evil Dr. Arcane, who has a new science lab full of creatures transformed by genetic mutation, and chooses Heather Locklear as his new object of ... See full summary »

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Jim Wynorski

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Len Wein (comic book), Bernie Wrightson (comic book) (as Berni Wrightson) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Jourdan ... Dr. Anton Arcane
Heather Locklear ... Abby Arcane
Sarah Douglas ... Dr. Lana Zurrell
Dick Durock ... Swamp Thing
Joey Sagal ... Gunn (as Joe Sagal)
Ace Mask ... Dr. Rochelle
Monique Gabrielle ... Miss Poinsettia
RonReaco Lee ... Omar
Daniel Emery Taylor ... Darryl (as Daniel Taylor)
Ralph Pace Ralph Pace ... Sheriff Beaumont
Timothy Birch Timothy Birch ... Clyde
Alex Van ... Gurdell
Christopher Doyle ... Leechman
Rex Pierson Rex Pierson ... Dr. Rochelle Mutation
Tony Sears ... Harry Dugan (as Anthony Sears)
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Storyline

The Swamp Thing returns to battle the evil Dr. Arcane, who has a new science lab full of creatures transformed by genetic mutation, and chooses Heather Locklear as his new object of affection. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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America's favorite super hero is back in action! See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das grüne Ding aus dem Sumpf See more »

Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$192,816

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$192,816
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When comparing scars with Gunn, Poinsettia shows him a bite mark near her right shoulder that she says she got at a Mötley Crüe concert (an in-joke because at the time co-star Heather Locklear was married to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee). See more »

Goofs

When Abby arrives at the mansion, Arcane tells her to settle in and they will talk at dinner. However, they are not shown having that dinner until the evening of the following day. No explanation for the 24-hour delay is given in the film and Abby is not shown doing anything during the extra day. See more »

Quotes

Abby Arcane: Is there a Mrs. Swamp Thing?
Swamp Thing: No, I'm a bachelor.
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Crazy Credits

Cockroach Bob is credited as Himself. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1989 UK cinema version was cut by 2 minutes 34 secs by the BBFC in order to receive a 12 rating with edits to the fight scenes, a woman being assaulted and some of the opening torture shots in the laboratory. All the cuts were waived for the 15-rated video version and the 2004 12-rated Prism DVD. See more »

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References T.J. Hooker (1982) See more »

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Red Hot Hog Women From Mars
Composed by Steven B. Small
Performed by Dave Nichols
Published by Act Fast Music
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Revenge of the 80's: The sequel!
30 July 2005 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Return of Swamp Thing (1989) is the long awaited sequel to the Wes Craven cult classic Swamp Thing. This movie was based upon the D.C. Comics classic character from their more "mature" theme line. This film has achieved a level of cult status itself amongst fans of the genre. This time around the movie is more cheesy and campy instead of being too serious. The cast seems to have a lot of fun in this flick. Heather Lockyear stars as the hot blonde who is rescued and falls for Swamp Thing and Louis Jordan returns as it's chief rival and nemesis. The legendary Jim Wynorski ( a non-R rated outing for the sleaze king this time around) who has become a huge B-movie film maker in his own right helms the picture.

A light hearted film that'll warm you over. Recommended for fans of the comic book and cheesy films.


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