PG | | Horror, Thriller
WILHELM SCREAM: (at around 27 mins) When the TV plays Go for Broke! (1951), one of the soldiers screams.
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 24 mins) When the bulldozer is digging for the pool, Tweety's cigar box is unearthed. This is not possible considering where Tweety was buried and where the pool is being dug.
After the credits and the logo of the MGM lion is shown, we hear children laughing. Fans of the film have assumed that the laughing children are those who have been released from the beast and have crossed over the threshold into the next life.
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 (USA) (6 June 1982)
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