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Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)

PG-13 | | Horror | 23 May 1986 (USA)
The Freeling family have a new house, but their troubles with supernatural forces don't seem to be over.

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Cast

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Diane Freeling (as Jobeth Williams)
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John P. Whitecloud ...
Old Indian
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Storyline

The Freeling family move in with Diane's mother in an effort to escape the trauma and aftermath of Carol Anne's abduction by the Beast. But the Beast is not to be put off so easily and appears in a ghostly apparition as the Reverend Kane, a religeous zealot responsible for the deaths of his many followers. His goal is simple - he wants the angelic Carol Anne; but the love of her family and the power of psychic Tangina once again unite, along with an elderly native American, to fight for her life. Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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The Freeling family's struggle with spirits begins again... See more »

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Horror

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 May 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Poltergeist II  »

Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$40,996,665 (USA)
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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Heather O'Rourke was so afraid of Julian Beck (Reverend Kane) the first time she saw him that she burst into tears. See more »

Goofs

When the Beast falls from the ceiling, in the previous shot we could see the ceiling and it wasn't there. See more »

Quotes

Robbie Freeling: Dad, are we gonna have to move again?
Steve Freeling: I don't know Robbie. I'm gonna think about it.
Diane: Where could we go?
Carol Anne Freeling: Disneyland?
Robbie Freeling: Oh puke, don't be such an infant!
Diane: Shhh!
Carol Anne Freeling: Ok, what about Dunkin' Donuts?
Robbie Freeling: Shut up, jerko!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits take nearly five minutes to play out. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Scary Movie 2 (2001) See more »

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A fun sequel to watch
17 November 2000 | by (Lakewood, Colorado) – See all my reviews

"Poltergeist II: The Other Side" is a very interesting movie despite the fact that the plot was rather subpar. My favorite movie of all time is the original "Poltergeist," and this movie is a respectable sequel. I like it because of the character Kane, for one, who gives the movie another ghostly dimension. Julian Beck was wonderful in the film as Kane. Also, the children remained good actors, especially the late Heather O'Rourke, who played Carol Anne. This is another strong performance by the young actress, and would have gone on to be a wonderful adult actress later in life had she lived. All in all, I give it a 7.5 out of 10.


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