Alligator II: The Mutation

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In this low-budget screamer, obviously inspired by its predecessor Alligator (they're not from the same movie-makers), a monster-sized alligator threatens the "livelihood" of lakefront dwellers. The giant gator got that way because an unscrupulous land developer (Steve Railsback) had been dumping chemicals into sewage lines feeding a resort lake which apparently created the mutant alligator with the people-sized appetite. The local cop David Hodges (Joseph Bologna) along with his scientist-wife Christine (Dee Wallace Stone) set out to corral the critter, which shows up at the local amusement park, looking for more than corn dogs.


Joseph Bologna
as David Hodges
Steve Railsback
as Vincent Brown
Dee Wallace
as Christine Hodges
Woody Brown
as Off. Rich Harmon
Holly Gagnier
as Sheri Anderson
Brock Peters
as Chief Clarence Speed
Bill Daily
as Mayor Anderson
Bob Cady
as D.J. Jackhammer
Tim Eyster
as J.J. Hodges
Voyo Goric
as Carmen
Deborah White
as Lynn Holly
Harlan Arnold
as J.A. Luco
Harlan Arnols
as J.A. Luco
John Asker
as Guidry
Ray Bickel
as Older Cop
Kane Hodder
as Billy Boy
Alan Marcus
as Joe Mac
Jon Van Ness
as Officer Trimble
Duane Tucker
as Officer Vicek
George Sims
as Patrick
Travis Shepard
as Officer Johnston
David Correia
as Officer Mejia
Carmen Filpi
as Wino Henry
Christine Avila
as Spanish Woman
Ray Bikel
as Older Cop
Elkanah J. Burns
as Real Estate Broker
Dorothy Ching
as China Girl
Bill Anderson
as Timekeeper
Jack "Wildman" Armstrong
as Mundo the Wildman
Alexia Smirnoff
as The Mad Russian
Gene Lebell
as Referee
Tim Hayes
as Helicopter Pilot
Larry Kirsch
as Helicopter Pilot
Rodger LaRue
as Helicopter Pilot
Tom Magee
as Strongman
John Regis
as Wealthy Investor
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Critic Reviews for Alligator II: The Mutation

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Audience Reviews for Alligator II: The Mutation

  • Feb 13, 2018
    Not so much a sequel as a parallel almost-remake. Alligator 2: The Mutation isn't as bad as I was expecting it to be, but given that I'd literally just watched the entire thing done better in every way only a few hours earlier in the first Alligator, it isn't exactly a success either.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 15, 2011
    Competently made, but it lacks an ingredient the original has in spades. Fun (and John Sayles). It also has a HORRIBLE Casio Synth score. *shudder*
    Ken S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 08, 2009
    What a title, just screams 'must see' :) this is classy hehe even more cheesey and tacky than the first but the first had the excuse of being an old film, this was made eleven years later with the possibility of better effects. As you can guess those advantages werent used haha there are maybe one or two decent looking gator shots but most of the time you can almost see the crew wheeling the rubber gator along lol Again you have to compare this to the 'Jaws' franchise (along with everything else eg. Piranha etc..), the attack sequences and even the plot this time are very similar to Jaws and Jaws 3, no one ever believes the good guy hehe Im actually surprised they managed acouple of decent actors to take part, Joseph Bologna and Brock Peters both dash around pretending to be serious and they do add atouch of much needed realism but not too much ;) Its totally cliched, cheap and predictable and much worse than the original, yet its still not too bad haha how does one miss a slow moving alligator with a bazooka!? bahahaha brilliant!
    Phil H Super Reviewer
  • Jan 23, 2009
    Here's my rating system: 5 stars: There's more than one giant alligator (or croc) in it (eg. Lake Placid) 4 stars: There's a giant alligator (or croc) in it (eg. Alligator 2: The Mutation) 3 stars: There's an alligator (or croc) in it (eg. Black Water) 2 stars: An alligator (or croc) is mentioned (eg. Albino Alligator) 1 star: There are no alligators (or crocs) (eg. Who cares?) With Alligator II they also sweeten the deal with a swamp in a sewer, a wrestling match in a fancy restaurant people are betting on and Richard Lynch being the "likable" character. Pure class.
    Christopher B Super Reviewer

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