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30 Unbelieveable Sequels You Never Knew Existed: Part 2
Even more unlikely follow-ups that barely saw the light of day

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By popular demand (from Ali Plumb), here’s another list of follow-up follies that perhaps don’t quite measure up to The Godfather: Part II. As before, we’ve chosen to mostly ignore the obvious (and even not so obvious) horror franchises, on the assumption that everyone’s used to those things just lumbering on. But here are another 30 surprise instalments in series you might not have known continued beyond Part One. Did we miss any? Anyone lamenting the non-inclusion of The Black Stallion Returns? Let us know in the comments (but bear in mind there are 40 more of these things on the other list).

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ROSEMARY'S BABY (1968)

Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon
Budget: $2.3m
Box Office: $15m

Plot: Roman Polanski's devastating psychological horror took an already great novel by Ira Levin and made its narrative weirder and more ambiguous. We're never sure whether Mia Farrow's child-like waif is actually about to deliver the child of Satan or whether she's entirely paranoid and crazy. John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans and Charles Grodin fill the supporting roles.

LOOK WHAT'S HAPPENED TO ROSEMARY'S BABY (1976)

Director: Sam O'Steen
Starring: Patty Duke, Ruth Gordon, Stephen McHattie

Plot: No ambiguity at all in this Paramount TV movie, made eight years later. Former child sitcom star and Valley Of the Dolls survivor Patty Duke takes over from Farrow. Ruth Gordon is still Minnie: the only returning cast member. Rosemary has gone on the run with her young son (Rosemary's baby turns out to be called Adrian and not, alas, Damien) who is starting to manifest supernatural abilities. But lest we think that might still all be in Rosemary's head, Minnie and the coven are using evil rituals to track her down. That explains that then. Stephen McHattie plays the adult Adrian when the film skips ahead a few more years. He ends up having a kid himself: Rosemary's Baby's baby.

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All of these are entirely believable. More

Posted by RevolloveR on Friday March 21, 2014, 10:17

2 RE: No American Graffiti 2?
L: 21stCenturyCat At last that was a genuine sequel with most of the original stars don't think genuine sequels with original stars are quite the point here... More

Posted by Osric on Sunday March 16, 2014, 18:30

3 Michael Dudikoff...
... didn't appear in American Ninja 3. He was replaced by David Bradley, then teamed up with him on American Ninja 4. David Bradley went on to play a different character in the unrelated American Ninja 5. The late, great Steve James appeared in the fist three films. Maniac Cop 2 and Scanner Cop : GUILTY PLEASURES! And for the defense of the great William Lustig, Maniac Cop 3 was botched by the producers, another director was called in to reshoot some sequences and Lustig rejected the final version. More

Posted by Toursiveu on Saturday March 15, 2014, 16:44

4 No American Graffiti 2?
At last that was a genuine sequel with most of the original stars More

Posted by 21stCenturyCat on Saturday March 15, 2014, 09:38

5 Amelie 2
as you say, total cheat. Awful film trying desperately to piggy back onto a major success. :) More

Posted by elab49 on Friday March 14, 2014, 18:45

6 Duplicate casting??
With the lineup of Patty Duke, Ruth Gordon and Stephen McHattie failing in the remake of Rosemary's baby, you'd think they'd try a different cast list for another followup!! 8^) More

Posted by erikthev on Friday March 14, 2014, 09:12

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