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Director:
Writers:
Roland Emmerich (written by) and
Hans J. Haller (written by) ...
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Release Date:
November 1985 (Austria) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Only he can see it. Only he shares its magic. Only he knows the danger. See more »
Plot:
When Joey's dad dies Joey is starting to act strange. He's got psychic powers. He can talk to him on the phone... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
traumatize your kid today See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Joshua Morrell ... Joey Collins
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
Sandra Freeding Myers ... Parapsychologist
James Baumgartner ... Parapsychologist
James Heffernan ... Parapsychologist (as James Hefferman)
Gunther Zorn ... Parapsychologist (as Günther Zorn)
Peter Kosma ... Parapsychologist
Peter Kiener ... Parapsychologist
Sheila Behrens ... Parapsychologist

Joe Azzato ... Parapsychologist
Kevin Peck ... Parapsychologist
Ralph Nordenhold ... Parapsychologist
John Caruso ... Parapsychologist
Carrie Shields ... Child
Joshua Ellis ... Child
Charly Dere ... Child
Tim Edwards ... Child
Daniel Bayer ... Child
Elliot Smith ... Child
Allison Koblik ... Child
Ann Katrin Behrens ... Child
Michael Goebbels ... Child
Fabian Muliawan ... Child
Tanja Hartmann ... Child
Myriam Thiele ... Child
Guido Seitz ... Child
Miguel Ninaus ... Child
Stefania Sabucci ... Child
Daniel Markwald ... Child
Holger Schweizer ... Child
Volker Konrad ... Child
Rainer Pietschmann ... Child
Sebastian Riehm ... Child
Ina Bohnsch ... Child
Monic Wintermaier ... Child
Thilo Scheuermann ... Child
Dan Porter ... Guard
Bruce Burney ... Guard
Frederic Ambrosio ... Policeman (as Fred Ambrosio)
Charly Hack ... Policeman
Reid Morrell ... Policeman
Frank Loomis ... Policeman
Volker Hamp ... Technician
Antje Hilbert ... Technician
Choanne Anderson ... Technician
Frank Leather ... Technician
Simon Stone ... Technician
Ann Paris ... Technician
Joe Brown ... Technician
Bebby Dalton ... Technician
Peter W. Kleg ... Doctor
Dr. Hollis ... Doctor
John Curthan ... Doctor
Dr. Hobkins ... Doctor

Michael Gregory ... Doctor
Birgit Stutz ... Doctor
Caplan Brown ... Priest
Ruth Poklekowski ... Mourner
Liesel Luft ... Mourner
Sacha Luft ... Mourner
Elisabeth Chambers ... Mourner
Renata Bechner ... Mourner
Lynnea Minger ... Mourner
Jack Angel ... Fletcher the Dummy (voice: US version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Caroll ... Jessica (uncredited)
Christian Claaszen ... Peter Collins (uncredited)
Danny Colby ... Joey Collins (voice) (uncredited)
Rolf Giesen ... Ghost (uncredited)
Sven Hass ... Parapsychological Research Crew (uncredited)
Bernd Limmbacher ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Roland Emmerich 
 
Writing credits
Roland Emmerich (written by) and
Hans J. Haller (written by) and
Thomas Lechner (written by)

James Melkonian (additional dialogue) and
Carl Colpaert (additional dialogue)

Wolfgang Hess (german dialogue)

Produced by
Klaus Dittrich .... executive producer
Hans Emmerich .... producer
Roland Emmerich .... co-producer
James Melkonian .... associate producer
Alena Rimbach .... co-producer
Willi Segler .... producer: ZDF
 
Original Music by
Hubert Bartholomae 
Paul Gilreath 
 
Cinematography by
Egon Werdin 
 
Film Editing by
Carl Colpaert 
Alan Toomayan 
Tomy Wigand 
 
Art Direction by
Holger Schmidt 
 
Set Decoration by
Sonja B. Zimmer 
 
Costume Design by
Marina Schirmacher 
 
Makeup Department
Jurgen Hees .... makeup artist
Susanne Schickert .... makeup artist
Johanna Von Gastiowski .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Peter Huschka .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hans J. Haller .... assistant director
Thomas Lechner .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Norbert Brunsch .... set builder
Mark Harbison .... set builder
Ralph Hengherr .... architect
Marc Hug .... assistant set decorator
Peter Huschka .... construction coordinator
Siegbert Kratzki .... construction coordinator
Magnus Krüger .... architect
Wolfram Popp .... architect
Benjamin von Mallinckrodt .... construction coordinator
Bernd Wiese .... construction coordinator
Sonja B. Zimmer .... property master
 
Sound Department
Hubert Bartholomae .... sound designer
Bettina Bayerl .... foley artist
Barbara Becker .... foley artist
Milan Bor .... sound mixer
David E. Campbell .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul B. Clay .... sound effects supervisor (as Paul Clay)
Reinhard Dietze .... sound re-recording mixer
Susanne Eichhammer .... foley artist
Pia Fritsche .... sound editor
Jens Hasler .... sound
John T. Reitz .... sound re-recording mixer
Jean-Pierre Roueche .... assistant sound
Gregg Rudloff .... sound re-recording mixer (as Greg C. Rudloff)
Heinz Schürer .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Hubert Bartholomae .... special effects supervisor
Roland Emmerich .... special effects
Sven Hass .... special effects crew (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Rolf Giesen .... visual effects: Futureffects
Uli Gleis .... animator
Joachim Grüninger .... animation technician
Hans Haller .... model builder
Armin Lange .... animator
Armin Lange .... visual effects: Futureffects
Bernhard Menges .... animator
Thomas Meyer-Hermann .... animator
Karoly Pakozdy .... model builder
Frank Schlegel .... visual effects: Futureffects
Holger Schmidt .... model builder
Helga Thamm .... animator
Herbert Umbrecht .... visual effects: Film & Trick
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Günther Bauer .... gaffer
Tomas J. Blazek .... assistant camera
Tomas J. Blazek .... second camera
Stefan Döberl .... still photographer
Roland Emmerich .... second camera
Angelika Hobl .... still photographer
Wolfgang Kling .... still photographer
Reinhard Köcher .... assistant camera
Robert Kögel .... assistant camera
Rainer Pfister .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Martina Cloos .... assistant editor
Edith Eisenstecken .... assistant editor
Birgit Klingl .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Michael Hermes .... dubbing producer
Wolfgang Hess .... dubbing director
Tina Maria Krüger .... continuity
Michael Wagner .... titles
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Making Contact" - , International (English title) (cut version)
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Runtime:
98 min | USA:79 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Roland Emmerich employed the children of soldiers from the local US Army base for bit parts.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Star Trek" (1966)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the US Theatrical Version and the Original German Version?
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
traumatize your kid today, 18 September 2005
Author: movieman_kev from United States

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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