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Making Contact (1985)

Joey (original title)
When Joey's dad dies Joey is starting to act strange. He's got psychic powers. He can talk to him on the phone! His red toy telephone! But what he doesn't know is that he is not talking to ... See full summary »

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Eva Kryll ...
Laura Collins
Tammy Shields ...
Sally
Jan Zierold ...
Martin
Barbara Klein ...
Dr. Haiden
Matthias Kraus ...
Bernie
Jerry Hall ...
William
Sean Johnson ...
Bobby
Christine Goebbels ...
Alice
Ray Kaselonis ...
Steven
Joel Kleinman
Berit Morrell
Punky ...
Scooter
Christoph Lindert ...
Sheriff
Axel Berg ...
Parapsychologist Ralph
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When Joey's dad dies Joey is starting to act strange. He's got psychic powers. He can talk to him on the phone! His red toy telephone! But what he doesn't know is that he is not talking to his dad. He is talking to an evil dummy and the evil dummy is starting to make Joey's world a living nightmare. Written by Matthew Chmiel <J0HNNYRICO@aol.com>

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During a few scenes shot in Virginia Beach, the star was not available on set so the son of an Emmerich family owned business employee sat in as a double. Just a few scenes driving through a Virginia Beach Neighborhood. See more »

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The name 'Josh' is written on Joey's backpack. 'Josh' is the name of the actor who plays Joey. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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traumatize your kid today
18 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

After young Joey's father dies, he starts to make his various toys come to life, including his friend, R2D2. He also begins to whom he believes to be his dead father via his red toy telephone. Turns out not to be his father, but an evil ventriloquist dummy (and really is there any other kind?). The dummy soon makes little Joey's life a nightmare. Not that his life was all roses before, mind you. He's the type of kid to be heavily bullied. This movie scared the poo out of me as a kid and I could see it still doing so if I were still a kid. But like "the Boogens", it hasn't aged well in the least. Who the hell would show this film to a little kid anyway?? now THAT'S just bad parenting right there.

My Grade: D

2-disc DVD Extras: both 79 & 98 minute versions of the film; and 2 theatrical Trailers for the American version, 1 for the German one


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