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The Return of Swamp Thing
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Title: The Return of Swamp Thing
Directed by: Jim Wynorski
Written by: Neil Cuthbert; Grant Morris
Produced by: Tom Kuhn; Benjamin Melniker; Charles Mitchell; Michael E. Uslan
Music by: Chuck Cirino
Cinematography: Zoran Hochstätter
Edited by: Leslie Rosenthal
Distributed by: Lightyear Entertainment
Released: May 12th, 1989
Rating: PG-13
Running time: 88 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $192,816
Previous: Swamp Thing (1982)

The Return of Swamp Thing is an American horror film of the swamp monster subgenre. It is a sequel to the 1982 Swamp Thing feature film directed by Wes Craven, which in turn is based on the Swamp Thing comic book series published by DC Comics. The film was directed by Jim Wynorski and written by Neil Cuthbert and Grant Morris based upon concepts originally developed by writer Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson. The film was produced by Lightyear Entertainment and released theatrically in the United States on May 12th, 1989. Return of Swamp Thing stars Dick Durock and Louis Jourdan reprising their respective roles of Alec Holland, aka the Swamp Thing, and Doctor Anton Arcane. It also stars Heather Locklear as Abby Arcane, Superman II actress Sarah Douglas as Doctor Lana Zurrell, Joe Sagal as Gunn, and Monique Gabrielle as Miss Poinsettia.

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After her mother's mysterious death, Abby Arcane (Heather Locklear) travels to the Florida swamps to confront her evil stepfather Dr. Arcane (Louis Jourdan), who had been resurrected with a ludicrous explanation after his death in the first film. In an attempt to stave off the effects of aging, Doctor Arcane, assisted by Doctor Lana Zurrell (Sarah Douglas), combines genes from various swamp animals and human beings, creating an army of monsters. Doctor Arcane tries to use his stepdaughter Abby in his genetic experiments until she is rescued by Swamp Thing (Dick Durock), a scientist previously transformed into a bog creature after a confrontation with the evil doctor, and a conscience-stricken Doctor Zurrell. [1]

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  • Tagline: Why can't men be more like plants?
  • Production on The Return of the Swamp Thing began in June, 1988.

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