Child's Play 2 is a 1990 American slasher film and the direct sequel to Child's Play, written by Don Mancini and directed by John Lafia, one of the co-writers of the first film. It is the second installment in the Child's Play franchise and set two years after the first film; the plot follows Charles Lee Ray (better known as Chucky) continuing his pursuit for Andy Barclay, who was placed in foster care, and transferring his soul into him after being resurrected. The film stars Alex Vincent, who returns as Andy Barclay; Gerrit Graham and Jenny Agutter as Andy's foster parents; Christine Elise as Kyle; and Brad Dourif as the voice of Chucky. It is the debut appearance of Adam Wylie.
Child's Play 2 was released on November 9, 1990, exactly two years after the first film was released, and grossed over $35 million on a budget of $13 million. It was followed by a sequel, Child's Play 3, 9 months later.
Two years after the defeat of Chucky, the Play Pals Corporation, which produces the Good Guy dolls, recovers and reassembles the doll's remains to reassure its stockholders after the negative publicity from the murders. During the process, a power surge occurs and one of the assembly line workers is electrocuted. Mr. Sullivan, the executive of the company, orders his assistant Mattson to cover up the accident and dispose of Chucky, unaware that the accident has revived the doll. Meanwhile, Andy Barclay, now eight years old, has been in foster care ever since the murders; his mother is in a mental institution, having been pronounced mentally unstable for supporting his story about Chucky.
Andy goes to live with foster parents Phil and Joanne Simpson, who are also fostering Kyle, a cynical, street smart, teenage girl. Chucky soon discovers Andy's whereabouts by using Mattson's car phone to call Grace Poole, the manager of Andy's foster center, before hijacking his car at gunpoint and suffocating him with a plastic bag after he reaches the Simpson house. Chucky infiltrates the home by destroying another Good Guy doll called "Tommy" and replacing it with himself. After Chucky destroys an heirloom that Joanne forbade the kids to touch, Phil punishes both Andy and Kyle for smashing it. Andy spends the rest of the day bonding with Kyle, initially believing Chucky to be an ordinary Good Guy doll.
That night, Chucky ties Andy to his bed and reveals himself, but Kyle enters the room before he can complete the ritual to possess him. Kyle disbelieves Andy's assertions about Chucky while Phil and Joanne believe Kyle to be responsible and throw Chucky in the basement, where he realizes that he is becoming human after suffering a nosebleed. The next day, Chucky secretly follows Andy to school. Andy's teacher, Miss Kettlewell, who finds his homework defaced with vulgarity, summons him to stay for detention, unaware that Chucky was the culprit. Chucky beats Miss Kettlewell to death with a yardstick, but Andy escapes from the window. Later, Andy tries to tell his foster parents about Chucky, but Phil refused to believe him and considers returning him to the foster center.
That night, Andy sneaks into the basement to destroy Chucky with an electric knife, but Chucky overpowers him. When Phil arrives to investigate the commotion, Chucky trips him, causing Phil to fall to his death. After finding Phil, Joanne immediately assumes Andy to be responsible and promptly sends him back to the foster center. Kyle discovers "Tommy" buried in the garden and realizes Andy was being honest. She rushes to warn Joanne, whom Chucky has already killed. Chucky ambushes Kyle and forces her to drive him to the foster center where Andy has been sent. At the foster center, Chucky clears the building by pulling the fire alarm. He stabs Grace to death and forces Andy to take him to the Play Pals toy factory to perform the transfer. Kyle pursues them to the factory but is unable to find them before Chucky knocks Andy unconscious and completes the ritual. However, the spell fails as Chucky has spent too long in his doll body and is now permanently trapped.
In a villainous breakdown, he goes after both Andy and Kyle, intending to kill them. As Andy and Kyle search for an exit and Chucky chases them over the machinery, Kyle slams a gate shut on Chucky's hand, which Chucky tears off and replaces with a makeshift blade. After Chucky murders a factory technician, Kyle and Andy knock the doll into some machinery that mutilates him. Chucky escapes from the machinery by cutting off his own mixed waist, but his knife-hand gets stuck in a radiator when he attempts to stab Andy, allowing Andy to open a valve to a vat of molten plastic and pour it all over the evil doll. After pulling Kyle from one of the machinery, the two approach the half-melted Chucky when he suddenly attacks them again. During the struggle, Kyle shoves a high-pressure air Chucky had cut earlier into the Chucky's mouth, inflating his head until it explodes. Andy and Kyle exit the factory, unsure of where to go but deciding to stick together.
In the televised-only alternate extended ending, a piece of Chucky's face was revealed to have landed in the vat of molten plastic. After mixing with the rest of the liquid, the plastic is pumped into a mold for a new head which gives an evil smile.