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Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Beatrice Straight, Heather O'Rourke View All


Tobe Hooper (Director), Steven Spielberg (Screenplay), Michael Grais (Screenplay), Mark Victor (Screenplay) View All

Release: Jun. 4th, 1982
Runtime: 1 hour, 54 minutes
Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken dishes and furniture moving around by itself. However, when he realizes that something truly evil haunts his home, Steve calls in a team of parapsychologists led by Dr. Lesh to help before it's too late.
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Steve Freeling
Poltergeist is my favorite movie of all time, it is a timeless classic, and it still holds up after over thirty years because it remains a thrilling, warmhearted, and poignant movie experience.
But whether this is a Spielberg film or a Tobe Hooper film doesn't change the fact that it certainly is a great film in its own right.
Poltergeist is a film I can watch again and again, and it will remain just as scaryand just as goodeach and every time.
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