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Alligator 2: The Mutation Details

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Not so much a sequel to the John Sayles-scripted John Sayles as a shoddy remake, this sophomoric low-budget effort plays like a bad TV movie about a swamp-dwelling alligator mutated to monstrous size by toxic waste, munching on the screaming residents of a lakefront community. The naughty polluter who caused this mutation is the property developer himself (Steve Railsback, playing such a cookie-cutter villain that he might as well have a "BAD GUY" sign around his neck). An embarrassed Joseph Bologna plays the cop investigating the mutilation murders; an equally-ashamed Dee Wallace Stone plays the scientist assisting him, who is conveniently married to him as well. In an attempt to remedy the situation, a big-game hunter (Richard Lynch) is called in to bag the beast. When his efforts fail, it's left to Bologna to pick up the pieces -- literally -- and take charge of the situation when the big reptile decides to take in the grand opening of the local amusement park. From a nonsensical script to cheesy special effects that make the beast look like a pool toy, this film shows none of the cynical charm and sly wit that made John Sayles so enjoyable. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast

Joseph Bologna
as David Hodges
Woody Brown
as Rich Harmon
Dee Wallace
as Christine Hodges
Richard Lynch
as Hawkins
Holly Gagnier
as Sheri Anderson
Bill Daily
as Mayor Anderson
Steve Railsback
as Vincent Brown
Brock Peters
as Chief Speed
Tim Eyster
as J.J. Hodges
Buckley Norris
as Doc
Julian Reyes
as Reuben Ruiz
Harlan Arnold
as J.A. Luco
Christine Avila
as Spanish Woman
Ray Bickel
as Older Cop
Bob Cady
as D.J. Jackhammer
David Correia
as Officer Mejia
Nicolas Cowan
as Felipe
Carmen Filpi
as Wino Henry
Evelyn Guerrero
as Elena
Kane Hodder
as Billy Boy
Jon Paul Jones
as James
Tom Magee
as Strongman
Alan Marcus
as Joe Mac
Thomas Rosales, Jr.
as Victor
George Sims
as Patrick
Alexia Smirnoff
as Wrestler
Jerry Spicer
as Stiltman/Unicyclist
Warren Stevens
as Barker
Prof. Toru Tanaka
as Wrestler
Duane Tucker
as Officer York
Jon Van Ness
as Officer Trimble
Richard Lynch
as Hawkins
Christine Avila
as Spanish Woman
Jon Van Ness
as Officer Trimble
George Sims
as Patrick
Jon Paul Jones
as James
Alexia Smirnoff
as Wrestler
Brock Peters
as Chief Speed
Alan Marcus
as Joe Mac
Carmen Filpi
as Wino Henry
Thomas Rosales, Jr.
as Victor
Duane Tucker
as Officer York
Buckley Norris
as Doc
Dee Wallace
as Christine Hodges
Tom Magee
as Strongman
Jerry Spicer
as Stiltman/Unicyclist
Evelyn Guerrero
as Elena
Tim Eyster
as J.J. Hodges
David Correia
as Officer Mejia
Julian Reyes
as Reuben Ruiz
Kane Hodder
as Billy Boy
Prof. Toru Tanaka
as Wrestler
Warren Stevens
as Barker
Harlan Arnold
as J.A. Luco
Nicolas Cowan
as Felipe
Bob Cady
as D.J. Jackhammer
Holly Gagnier
as Sheri Anderson
Steve Railsback
as Vincent Brown
Bill Daily
as Mayor Anderson
Ray Bickel
as Older Cop

Crew

Jon D. Hess
Director
Curt Allen
Screenwriter
Joseph Mangine
Cinematographer
Jack Tillar
Composer (Music Score)
Marshall Harvey
Editor
Christopher Ellis
Editor
George Costello
Production Designer
Allen Terry
Art Director
Elisabeth A. Scott
Costume Designer
B.J. Davis
Stunts Coordinator
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