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Poltergeist

4th June 1982
1h 54m
Tobe Hooper
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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.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 3:14pm.

Cast

Heather O'Rourke
Approx Filming Age ≈ 6
Craig T. Nelson Craig T. Nelson
Approx Filming Age ≈ 37
JoBeth Williams JoBeth Williams
Approx Filming Age ≈ 33
Beatrice Straight
Approx Filming Age ≈ 67
Oliver Robins
Approx Filming Age ≈ 10
Zelda Rubinstein
Approx Filming Age ≈ 48
Dominique Dunne
Approx Filming Age ≈ 22
Noel Conlon
Approx Filming Age ≈ 45
Robert Broyles
Approx Filming Age ≈ 48
William Vail
Approx Filming Age ≈ 31
Danny Nero
Approx Filming Age ≈ 29
Joseph Walsh
Approx Filming Age ≈ 44
Allan Graf
Approx Filming Age ≈ 32
Dirk Blocker
Approx Filming Age ≈ 24
Clair E. Leucart
Approx Filming Age ≈ 45
Lou Perryman
Approx Filming Age ≈ 40
James Karen James Karen
Approx Filming Age ≈ 58
Richard Lawson
Approx Filming Age ≈ 34
Virginia Kiser
Approx Filming Age ≈ 42
Michael McManus
Approx Filming Age ≈ 35
Frank Welker Frank Welker
Approx Filming Age ≈ 35

Most Often Described As

100% Creepy
8/10
MetaCritic
79/100
Rotten Tomatoes
87%
IMDb
7.3/10

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Alcohol Use
Drug Use
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Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

7% 0-12
10% 20-29
24% 30-39
24% 40-49
3% 50-59
3% 60-69
28% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

34% Female
62% Male
3% Unknown

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown