PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken control of a New York City media mogul's high-tech skyscraper.
At one point, Director Joe Dante, Producer Michael Finnell, Executive Producer Steven Spielberg, and Screenwriter Charles S. Haas thought what the movie needed was some kind of S.W.A.T. team character, a soldier of fortune who could come in during the fourth act, and there would be a lot of Road Runner-Coyote gags between this guy and the Gremlins. Charles Napier was their first choice for this character.
What happened to HIM?
Billy Peltzer: I dunno. I guess they pushed him too far.
When Gizmo falls down the air duct and lands to find all the hatched Gremlin cocoons, just before he lands some green goo from the cocoons had apparently dripped onto his stomach. When he does hit the bottom, though, his stomach is clean again.
At the beginning of the film, Bugs Bunny appears on top of the Warner Bros. logo as if he was in a Looney Tunes cartoon. Also, at the very end of the film, after the credits, Porky Pig says "That's all Folks!" as in a cartoon. In both cases, Daffy Duck attempts to steal their thunder, only for the animating staff to torment him into not sticking his beak in anymore.
The cinema version featured Hulk Hogan shouting at the gremlins to start the film again; the video version features John Wayne.
$9,702,804 17 June 1990