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      Scanner Cop II

      R 1994 1h 35m Sci-Fi List
      Reviews 29% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A policeman must use his telepathic powers to battle an adversary with the ability to drain the life force of his foes. Read More Read Less

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      Brian Orndorf The loss of an interesting story is a shame, but "Scanner Cop II" delivers more genre highlights, with director Steve Barnett aiming to win viewers over with a grislier take on the "Scanners" universe. Rated: B Jun 23, 2021 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 14, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Charles T This sequel marks the end of the series...or does it? The rookie cop Staziak (Daniel Quinn) is now a plain clothes detective (he must have had one good year), and uses his scanning capabilities to rout criminals and foil evildoers. We meet an evil scanner (Patrick Kilpatrick)- yes, another one- who has escaped from a mental ward and is trying to kill Staziak. It seems he can also suck the "lifeforce" out of other scanners. You see the scanner finale coming as scanner cop and evil scanner do scanner battle. In the beginning of the film, Staziak fools a kidnapper into thinking Staziak is an accomplice, not a cop. He does this by "scanning." The problem is the director uses the exact same special effect from "Scanner Cop," but in a very different scanning context. Another complaint I have had about the entire series, and I have seen all the entries, is that the Scanner power is never explained. We see scanners command others to do their will, we see scanners getting scanned, but what specifically does "scanning" entail? Reading minds? This question has never been adequately explained, but now machines can be scanned as well? The good scanner vs. Evil scanner plot has been done, yet it is still trotted out for this video. This came out a few years ago, without a sequel, but after witnessing the rebirth of movie series like James Bond, Halloween, Friday the 13th, etc., I am not holding my breath. In a complete pageant of unoriginality, every single episode of this film series has had an exploding head, but none of them matched the gore of the first film. This showdown is underwhelming. Also known as "Scanners 4: The Showdown." Rated 1 out of 5 stars 07/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Another fun entry to the series. it's slightly better than the first Scanner Cop, but how can it not be with such a quality antagonist. I loved some of the Highlander elements the added to the mythology. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/22 Full Review Audience Member Also known as Scanners: The Showdown, this brings back LAPD scanner cop Sam Staziak (Daniel Quinn) and places him on the case of renegade scanner Karl Volkin. He's already put the man in jail once before and killed his brother, but now Volkin has been killing other scanners and adding their power to his own. Volkin gets his revenge by causing Staziak's mother to kill herself — well, she sacrifices herself instead of letting him scan her — and that leads to a brutal final battle in a warehouse. Khrystyne Haje is in this, following being in Head of the Class. She's also in Cyborg 3: The Recycler and Demolition University, but don't feel bad for her. In 2001, it was reported that she was the quarter owner of a Silicon Valley company worth $500 million. Director Steve Barnett also made Mindwarp and Hollywood Boulevard II, a movie that I never knew existed until now. Writer Mark Sevi seems to be a sequel master, scripting films like Class of 1999 II: The Substitute, Ghoulies IV, Dream a Little Dream 2, Excessive Force II: Force on Force, Dead on: Relentless II and Relentless IV: Ashes to Ashes. Plus Robert Forester automatically adds several stars to any movies he shows up in. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Well the effects are good,but that doesn't stop the film from ending with two men staring at each other shaking looking like they are having an intense poo Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member So far from the tree have they fallen. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member considered either scanner cop 2 or scanners 4. It really should be called scanner cop 2 because it is a sequel to that one. Overall, Patrick Kilpatrick is a much better actor than Daniel Quinn which results in a lot of hope that he wins. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A policeman must use his telepathic powers to battle an adversary with the ability to drain the life force of his foes.
      Steve Barnett
      Pierre David
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      May 1, 2008
      1h 35m
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