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Child's Play 2

Theatrical poster
Directed by John Lafia
Produced by David Kirschner
Robert Latham Brown (Executive Producer)
Written by Don Mancini
Starring Alex Vincent
Jenny Agutter
Gerrit Graham
Christine Elise
Brad Dourif
Music by Graeme Revell
Cinematography Stefan Czapsky
Editing by Edward Warschilka
Distributed by Universal Studios
Release date(s) November 9, 1990 (1990-11-09)
Running time 84 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $13 million
Gross revenue $35,763,605
Preceded by Child's Play
Followed by Child's Play 3

Child's Play 2 is a 1990 American horror film, the sequel to Child's Play, written by Don Mancini and directed by John Lafia (one of the original film's writers). It was released on November 9, 1990. Gerrit Graham and Jenny Agutter, star as Andy's foster parents. The film also stars Christine Elise and Alex Vincent who returns as Andy Barclay.


Plot summary

Two years after Child's Play, Andy Barclay is placed in a yuppie-style foster home after his mother is taken to undergo psychiatric evaluation. Bad publicity about Play Pals, Inc. (The company of the Good Guy Doll franchise) is all over the newspapers regarding Chucky. The company has the original doll reconstructed for analysis, and a worker is electrocuted at the completion of that process. Chucky is brought back to life due to the freak accident and continues his quest to transfer his soul into Andy.


Soundtrack score

Graeme Revell composed the film's score, it was conducted by the late Shirley Walker.


The film was successful for a horror film, in its opening weekend—it took an estimated $10,718,520, with only 1,996 screens in the United States. The film grossed an estimated $28,501,605 in the US and was #1 at the box office. It grossed an additional $7.2 million overseas.

The film received mixed to negative reviews, with a 38% 'Rotten' rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[1] Whilst negative criticism was directed towards some scenes and areas of the script which were considered unrealistic or 'corny,' positive reception was again directed towards the acting, in particular Brad Dourif who was again praised for his voice-acting of Chucky. Alex Vincent was also praised for his performance as Andy in the movie.

Film Rights

MGM/United Artists released the original Child's Play in 1988, the rights to a sequel were bought in 1990 by Universal Studios.


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