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Poltergeist (4-Jun-1982)

Director: Tobe Hooper

Writers: Michael Grais; Steven Spielberg; Mark Victor

Music: Jerry Goldsmith

Keywords: Horror, Ghost, Clowns

The youngest daughter of California suburbanites contacts evil spirits through static received by the family television set. After the spirits ("poltergeists") kidnap the daughter, the family seeks the assistance of both parapsychologist Dr. Lesh and medium Tangina. Produced on a budget of $12M, despite the director credit this film is largely Steven Spielberg's creation. Received Oscar nominations for Best Original Score, Best Visual Effects, and Best Sound Effects Editing.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dirk Blocker
Actor
31-Jul-1957   Baa Baa, Black Sheep
Dominique Dunne
Actor
23-Nov-1959 4-Nov-1982 Poltergeist
James Karen
Actor
28-Nov-1923   The Return of the Living Dead
Sonny Landham
Actor
11-Feb-1941   Billy Bear in 48 Hrs.
Richard Lawson
Actor
7-Mar-1947   Poltergeist
Craig T. Nelson
Actor
4-Apr-1946   Coach Hayden Fox on Coach
Heather O'Rourke
Actor
27-Dec-1975 1-Feb-1988 Carol Anne in Poltergeist
Zelda Rubinstein
Actor
1-Jan-1933 27-Jan-2010 Tangina in Poltergeist
Beatrice Straight
Actor
2-Aug-1914 7-Apr-2001 Network
JoBeth Williams
Actor
6-Dec-1948   Poltergeist

CAST

Craig T. Nelson   ...   Steve Freeling
JoBeth Williams   ...   Diane Freeling
Beatrice Straight   ...   Dr. Lesh
Dominique Dunne   ...   Dana Freeling
Oliver Robins   ...   Robbie Freeling
Heather O'Rourke   ...   Carol Anne Freeling
Michael McManus   ...   Ben Tuthill
Virginia Kiser   ...   Mrs. Tuthill
Martin Casella   ...   Marty
Richard Lawson   ...   Ryan
Zelda Rubinstein   ...   Tangina
James Karen   ...   Mr. Teague
Lou Perry   ...   Pugsley
Clair Leucart   ...   Bulldozer Driver
Dirk Blocker   ...   Jeff Shaw
Allan Graf   ...   Neighbor
Joseph R. Walsh   ...   Neighbor
Helen Baron   ...   Woman Buyer
Noel Conlon   ...   Husband
Robert Broyles   ...   Pool Worker #1
Sonny Landham   ...   Pool Worker #2
Jeffrey Bannister   ...   Implosion Man
William Vail   ...   Implosion Man
Craig Simmons   ...   Implosion Man
Phil Stone   ...   Football Announcer
Dana Gendian   ...   Special Child
Jaimi Gendian   ...   Special Child

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