Scanners II: The New Order (1991)

Scanners II: The New Order (1991)





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Picking up where Scanners left off, this sequel has good and evil scanners combatting when a crooked politician schemes to gain control of a major city. Scanners are people who, because their mothers had taken a certain drug during pregnancy, have acquired telepathic powers. Here, a "bad-guy" scanner escapes from a mental center and is hired by the politician to use his powers to gain control of others' minds, and then, their actions. A "good-guy" scanner teams with his sister to thwart these plans.
Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Raoul Trujillo
as Peter Drak
David Hewlett
as David Kellum
Yvan Ponton
as Forrester
Isabelle Mejias
as Alice Leonardo
Tom Butler
as Dr. Morse
Vlasta Vrana
as Lieutenant Gelson
Murray Westgate
as George Kellum
Doris Petrie
as Susan Kellum
Stephan Zarou
as Walter
Tom Harvey
as Chief Stokes
Jason Cavalier
as Convenience Store Thug
Russell Yuen
as Convenience Store Thug
Tyrone Benskin
as Store Owner
Perry Schneiderman
as Karmen Lucret
John Walsh
as Lucret's Bodyguard
Barbara Jones
as Reporter
Mark Hellman
as Reporter
Al Vandercruys
as Reporter
Michael McGill
as Milk Murderer
Carl Alacchi
as Degenerate Scanner
Kevin Fenlon
as Degenerate Scanner
Simon Elise Girard
as Degenerate Scanner
Ais Snyder
as Degenerate Scanner
Paul Stewart
as Scanner Cell Orderly
Mark Camacho
as Paramedic
Philip Spensley
as Mayor's Butler
Victor Knight
as Vet School Professor
Claire Rodger
as Press Agent
Minor Mustain
as Video Arcade Guard
Thomas Dane
as Morse Institute Guard
Jean Frenette
as Morse Institute Guard
Yvet Langlois
as Morse Institute Guard
Richard Zeman
as Policeman
Yves Langlois
as Morse Institute Guard
Roy Anderson
as Policeman
Jean-Guy Normand
as Policeman
David Rigby
as Policeman
Paul Rutledge
as Policeman
Anthony Ulc
as Policeman
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Critic Reviews for Scanners II: The New Order

All Critics (2)

Scanners II features a weak script, poor acting and middling effects; Scanners III contains an even worse script, even worse acting and even worse effects.

Full Review… | September 21, 2013
Creative Loafing

A little self-serious, and occasionally unintentionally goofy.

Full Review… | September 18, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Scanners II: The New Order

Scanners II was a better sequel than would be anticipated after such a long wait. It takes itself seriously and at points is believable. Also the ending song is sick which I have on mp3 plater.

Matthew Marks
Matthew Marks

(* 1/2): Thumbs Down Just another one of those horrible 90's sequels to a successful sci-fi/horror film.


An inferior sequel with poor directing and un-impressive exploding heads! David Hewlett, who Stargate fans will recognise, is a pretty capable lead, there are a few effective sequences, and... erm, the music score was ok, I guess. I was more disappointed in this than your average sequel because the original film had so many unexplored threads and ideas, but sadly The New Order doesn't really offer anything fresh, and instead tries to predictably reference the original. This film seems much more of its time than Cronenberg's original, which had a futuristic feel. Tom Butler is a lousy bad guy, too.

Daniel Parsons
Daniel Parsons

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