Critters 2: The Main Course is a 1988 sci-fi comedy horror film starring Terrence Mann, Don Keith Opper, and Scott Grimes. It was directed by Mick Garris and written by David Twohy and Mick Garris. It is part of the Critters series.
The film starts out in space on a desolate planet where Charlie, Ug, and Lee are hunting a vicious, worm-like creature. After successfully killing the beast, they depart the planet. Charlie contemplates why Ug and Lee let him tag along, to which Ug replies "Charlie bounty hunter". Soon afterwards, they receive a new assignment by Zanti, head of the High Council. He tells them that the Crites (Critters) are still alive and must be wiped out. With that, they set a course for Earth. Back on Earth, Brad Brown is visiting his grandmother in Grover's Bend and word gets around the town fast implying he became well known after the events of the first film. Shortly after the bounty hunters arrive the Crites begin terrorizing the town. They begin to grow in large numbers. Lee, Ug's brother, is killed (and devoured) by the Crites, causing Ug to slip into a depression and lose his human looks, reverting back into a No-face as Charlie calls them. (This frightens one woman, who mentions that "he's not breathing." Charlie consoles her by stating "Well, that's okay, he has no mouth.") The remaining people of the town devise a plot. They lead the Critters to a burger shop in an attempt to blow them up but fail. The Crites then come together into a large ball and begin heading to the church. Just before they reach the church, Charlie flies directly into them with his space ship heroically proclaiming "I'm a bounty hunter!" destroying them. Ug then takes on Charlie's facial feature, in honor of him. Although thought to be dead, Charlie survived on a parachute and stays on Earth becoming sheriff of the town. Ug departs in a new spacecraft, still wearing the guise of Charlie (however, he later reverts back to his previous human face, at an unspecified point, since in the 3rd and 4th film, he is featured looking thus).
- Scott Grimes as Brad Brown
- Don Keith Opper as Charlie McFadden
- Terrence Mann as Johnny Steele/Ug
- Roxanne Kernohan as Lee
- Barry Corbin as Sherriff Harv
- Tom Hodges as Wesley
- Douglas Rowe as Quigley
- Lindsay Parker as Cindy
- Herta Ware as Nana
- Lin Shaye as Sal
- Sam Anderson as Mr. Morgan
- Eddie Deezen as Hungry Heifer manager
- Tony Smith as Tall Joe Small (cut from film)
- Corey Burton as the voices of the Crites (uncredited)