Also known as Scanners: The Showdown, this brings back LAPD scanner cop Sam Staziak (Daniel Quinn) and places him on the case of renegade scanner Karl Volkin. He’s already put the man in jail once before and killed his brother, but now Volkin has been killing other scanners and adding their power to his own.
Volkin gets his revenge by causing Staziak’s mother to kill herself — well, she sacrifices herself instead of letting him scan her — and that leads to a brutal final battle in a warehouse.
Khrystyne Haje is in this, following being in Head of the Class. She’s also in Cyborg 3: The Recycler and Demolition University, but don’t feel bad for her. In 2001, it was reported that she was the quarter owner of a Silicon Valley company worth $500 million.
Director Steve Barnett also made Mindwarp and Hollywood Boulevard II, a movie that I never knew existed until now. Writer Mark Sevi seems to be a sequel master, scripting films like Class of 1999 II: The Substitute, Ghoulies IV, Dream a Little Dream 2, Excessive Force II: Force on Force, Dead on: Relentless II and Relentless IV: Ashes to Ashes.
Plus Robert Forester automatically adds several stars to any movies he shows up in.