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Forgotten Sequels

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by jason88cubs, Mar 25, 2021.

  1. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    I definitely got the impression that he enjoyed that part of the discussion, probably at least partly because he could tell what I fan I was.

    Here's the whole interview if anyone's interested:

    Interview: Director Harold Ramis
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  2. 905

    905 Senior Member

    St. Louis
    Miss Congeniality 2
  3. citizensmurf

    citizensmurf Ain't but the one way.

    Staying Alive (1983)


    The mostly forgotten sequel to Saturday Night Fever. I haven’t seen it in a very long time, but with a 0% score on RT, I'd say it's best not remembered.
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  4. Ginger Ale

    Ginger Ale Snackophile

    New York
    I tried very hard to forget the sequels to The Maxtix.
  5. tonyballz

    tonyballz Roogalator

    Meatballs 4 (1992) stars Corey Feldman and Jack Nance, who was in Eraserhead, Twin Peaks, and several other David Lynch projects until his death in 1996. There's a tragic and incredibly sad story involving Nance and his ex-wife that occurred during the filming of this movie, detailed in the 2002 documentary I Don't Know Jack and in this article. Sorry if I bummed anyone out.

    Erased - Jack Nance
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  6. SmallDarkCloud

    SmallDarkCloud Forum Resident

    Meatballs 2 and 4 were filmed as original movies, unrelated to the original Meatballs. The Meatballs name was slapped on them, post-production, to help with the marketing. III, on the other hand, was conceived as a true sequel (pretty obviously, as Rudy from the first film returns, played by a different actor).

    Have to admit, eleven-year old me loved Meatballs 2, for the juvenile, stupid humor ("Me, Ted!" "Meathead!"). I haven't seen 2 since then. 3 is pretty bad, from what I remember. I haven't seen 4.

    Similar story - Hello, Mary Lou: Prom Night 2 was shot as an original horror film, albeit made by the same production company responsible for Prom Night. MGM agreed to distribute the film on the condition that it be re-titled as a Prom Night sequel. This one is an unusual exception to the usual rule - not only is Prom Night 2 a pretty great horror movie, it's much better than Prom Night. The third Prom Night is a true sequel (to Part 2), but Part 4 is another stand-alone film unrelated to the first three.
  7. Freeway 2, pretty bad sequel to the movie Freeway which had Reece Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland

    Freeway (1996) - IMDb

    Freeway 2 trailer:

  8. yesstiles

    yesstiles Senior Member

    Both good movies imo.
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  9. yesstiles

    yesstiles Senior Member

    Haha I saw that on opening night with my partents in downtown Palm Springs when I was 12. I didn't know what "Saturday Night Fever" even was. I remember thinking the costumes were really ugly.
  10. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    The Maze Runner 3: Hey, Let's Run Some More...

    Final Destination 5: Because Apparently, 1-Through-4 Weren't All That Final After All

    2010: The Year Nobody Thinks This Was Necessary
  11. dirwuf

    dirwuf Temporarily Misplaced Chicagoan

    Fairfield, CT
    I’ve never understood the dislike for “More American Graffiti”...I think it’s superb.
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  12. kouzie

    kouzie Forum Resident

    Batavia, IL
    I only remember The Odd Couple II because I have a Jack Lemon and Walter Matthau signed poster of it hanging in my basement.
  13. bostonscoots

    bostonscoots Forum Resident

    Boston, MA
    I don't know an damn thing about the making of The Sting II - other than being an obvious idea - but how did the studio give it a green light without Newman and Redford? And much as I respect Jackie Gleason...he was no Paul Newman.
  14. skinnyev

    skinnyev Forum Resident

    Tremors was a great movie and it seems to have spawned a whole franchise of forgotten sequels.
  15. TheNightfly1982

    TheNightfly1982 Forum Resident

    The Arrival 2, a god awful sequel to the above average 1996 sci-fi thriller starring Charlie Sheen.
  16. jason88cubs

    jason88cubs Forum Resident Thread Starter

    i like the 2nd and 3rd one. I think they just did #6?

    nope 7
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  17. jimac51

    jimac51 A mythical beast.

    But Newman & Redford combined on a scale,maybe throw in Robert Shaw for extra insurance,to tilt the scale a few pounds.
  18. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
  19. ggg71

    ggg71 Forum Resident

    Boston, MA
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  20. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Thanks! I only ever did a handful of interviews, but that one was special to me because I adore "SCTV" so much! :)
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  21. jimac51

    jimac51 A mythical beast.

    With him,without him, the absence of The Gropenator any day makes the world a better place.
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  22. bababooey

    bababooey Forum Resident

    Houston, TX USA
    La Bamba 2
  23. ggergm

    ggergm Sir Guy

    Dirty Dancing2 - Havana Nights

    Featuring none of the stars, none of the crew, none of the plot, none of the style, and none of the charm of the first film.
  24. SmallDarkCloud

    SmallDarkCloud Forum Resident

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  25. yesstiles

    yesstiles Senior Member

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