PG | | Horror, Thriller
In Robbie's room, there is an Alien (1979) poster on the wall. This is perhaps a nod to this film's composer, who also scored Alien 3 years before this.
Carol Anne Freeling:
Hello? What do you look like? Talk louder, I can't hear you! Hey, hello! Hello, I can't hear you! Five. Yes. Yes. I don't know. I don't know.
(at around 1h 4 mins) As Ryan is sitting by the monitors listening to music, the camera starts moving. When it comes to the point of facing straight towards the viewer you can see the camera used to film the scene and some of the lights on the set.
The Star Spangled Banner, playing on the Freeling's TV set is heard over the initial opening credits.
The 1997, 1999 MGM, and 2000 Warner DVDs of "Poltergeist" feature an entirely different end credits sequence. The credits begin roughly 15 seconds earlier, over the tracking shot of the Holiday Inn, and the sequence in which they appear is different entirely, including some re-arranging on the cast list, and Martin Casella's name being changed to "Marty Casella." The 25th Anniversary DVD and Blu-ray Disc restore the original theatrical credits sequence, henceforth making it a more accurate representation of the film's theatrical exhibition than previous DVD releases.
$6,896,612 6 June 1982