The Return of Swamp Thing

Synopsis: The Swamp Thing returns to battle the evil Dr. Arcane, who has a new science lab full of creatures transformed by genetic mutation, and chooses Heather Locklear as his new object of affection.
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Jim Wynorski
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  1 win.
 
IMDB:
4.5
Rotten Tomatoes:
38%
PG-13
Year:
1989
88 min
49 Views

NOT LONG AGO, IN THE UNEXPLORED

REACHES OF AN UNMAPPED SWAMP,

THE CREATIVE GENIUS OF ONE MAN

COLLIDED WITH ANOTHER'S EVIL

DREAM AND A MONSTER WAS BORN.

TOO POWERFUL TO BE DESTRO YED,

TOO INTELLIGENT TO BE CAPTURED,

THIS BEING:

STILL PURSUES ITS SAVAGE DREAM.

So there's the swamp.

Where's the nearest good restaurant?

Depends. If you're a human,

it's back in Washington.

But if you're a 'gator,

could be right where we land.

Thank your lucky stars

you're comin' in at the end of this.

Holland insisted on building it all out here.

He said this is where the life is.

One of those life forms

nailed the guy you're replacing.

What? They sent a woman out here?

- Where are you goin'?

- Couldn't take it any more.

Well, he lasted longer than most.

(radio crackles)

Boo.

(snake hisses)

No!

Weird, isn't it? The local fishermen

say this place is haunted.

I don't know where we are, Toto,

but this sure isn't Kansas.

What?

Nothing.

Used to be a church until

about 50 years ago, then the levee broke.

It's just been us and the deer flies

for the last ten weeks.

Welcome back, sir.

What did Washington say?

That's confidential.

- (man) It's OK, Miss. I got it.

- But you can start packin'.

All right.

(man) Where's this go?

Give me a hand over here with this.

What does Holland think

about going back to Washington?

I doubt he's been told. Ritter couldn't

believe me when I gave him the news.

- Do you think Washington's paranoid?

- Do you think the Pope is Catholic?

This is your place.

You probably haven't seen half this stuff.

It's all new. This is a laser...

Laser-induced subsonic field generator.

Gives double readings in the 3200 band.

I got a trick for fixing that.

They send someone who knows what

she's doin' the week they pull us out!

What's he working on?

- Who?

- Holland.

This thing is so hush-hush, no one asks.

Something to do with plants.

(man) Where the hell's my man?

I thought he was back.

Hey, Charlie!

The emperor calls. Come on.

Hey, you know there's a...

What's going on here?

Get those crates into the church.

You men in the boat! What are you doing?

Get that damn thing outta sight!

Lamebrains!

Charlie, welcome back.

And this is Hank's replacement?

Cable, Harry Ritter,

Project Field Supervisor.

One of your sensors

is reading malfunction.

Not surprising.

They rot in a week in these swamps.

Charlie, did you get them

to change their minds?

No. They want him and the substance

in Washington where they can watch him.

Anything wrong?

A rumour. Somebody's heard

Arcane's gotten wind of the project.

- I thought Arcane was dead.

- He is. Who said that Arcane's onto this?

Nobody's taking credit for it.

You know Washington.

All it takes is one loudmouth

to spill this to Holland

and the whole project goes to hell,

do you know that?

Yes, sir.

That goes for you, too.

Come on. I keep the number of people

near to him at a minimum.

This admits the three of us,

and the Hollands.

It was programmed for your prints

this morning. Try it.

The stuff I have put up with - alligators,

bugs, snakes, and now rumours.

Charlie, I want to hear everything

about the Arcane business, now.

What about that sensor in sector three?

Get somebody to take you there

and take a look.

Me?

In the swamps?

- Any luck there?

- Wiggle your fingers.

Lose a contact lens?

Funny.

Well, don't just stand there.

Give us a hand. Right about in the middle.

Please?

I dropped a Cooper's digger.

Would you look under the rocks, please?

Go ahead.

What's a Cooper's digger? A shovel?

Nah...

Just Alessandro.

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Len Wein

Leonard Norman Wein (; June 12, 1948 – September 10, 2017) was an American comic book writer and editor best known for co-creating DC Comics' Swamp Thing and Marvel Comics' Wolverine, and for helping revive the Marvel superhero team the X-Men (including the co-creation of Nightcrawler, Storm, and Colossus). Additionally, he was the editor for writer Alan Moore and illustrator Dave Gibbons' influential DC miniseries Watchmen. Wein was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2008. more…

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