PG | | Horror, Thriller
A family's home is haunted by a host of demonic ghosts.
This film and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) were filmed within 20 minutes of each location.
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 25 mins) At breakfast: In the shot where Carol Anne calls Robbie a "doggie-bag", Dana is playing with a waffle with her right hand. Then, Dana has the waffle in her left hand, and has a pen in her right hand.
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 (USA) (6 June 1982)
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