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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 ...
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Young Diane (as Jaclyn Bernstein)
Robert Lesser ...
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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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23 May 1986 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$40,996,665 (USA)
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Trivia

Julian Beck 's gaunt appearance is the result of the stomach cancer that would claim his life. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Carol Anne gets up out of bed and goes to kiss her Grandma on the forehead, you can clearly see as she is walking to her Grandma's room that the chandelier is missing over the stairs. Elsewhere throughout the movie, it is always hanging there. See more »

Quotes

Carol Anne: So, after Alice fell down the hole, why'd she drink from that bottle?
Diane: Because it said, 'Drink me' on it.
Carol Anne: Oh. Were they gonna capture her... and take her someplace bad?
Diane: Yes, but Alice gets home alright, remember?
Carol Anne: Did she know why they wanted to hurt her?
Diane: I don't think so, honey.
Carol Anne: 'Cause I know.
Diane: You know what?
Carol Anne: Why they're here.
Diane: Why, baby? Why are they here?
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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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