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Making Contact (1985)

Joey (original title)
Believing to be able to communicate with his deceased father, a young boy develops psychic powers where he uses them to try to stop supernatural forces threatening his family and friends, especially a possessed ventriloquist dummy.

Director:

Roland Emmerich
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joshua Morrell ... Joey Collins
Eva Kryll Eva Kryll ... Laura Collins
Tammy Shields Tammy Shields ... Sally
Jan Zierold Jan Zierold ... Martin
Barbara Klein Barbara Klein ... Dr. Haiden
Matthias Kraus Matthias Kraus ... Bernie
Jerry Hall Jerry Hall ... William
Sean Johnson Sean Johnson ... Bobby
Christine Goebbels Christine Goebbels ... Alice
Ray Kaselonis Ray Kaselonis ... Steven
Joel Kleinman Joel Kleinman
Berit Morrell Berit Morrell
Punky Punky ... Scooter
Christoph Lindert Christoph Lindert ... Sheriff
Axel Berg Axel Berg ... Parapsychologist Ralph
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Storyline

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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An out of this world adventure. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

West Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

November 1985 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Making Contact See more »

Filming Locations:

Newport, Virginia, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (US theatrical cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Budget: $1.5 million. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Joey Collins: I hate you! I wanna to talk to my father! I wanna to talk to my mother, now! Do you hear me?
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Alternate Versions

US version runs ca. 20 minutes shorter than the original German version. See more »

Connections

References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

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User Reviews

 
A movie thats so awful it should be funny, but is rather disturbing.
27 April 2002 | by droopfozzSee all my reviews

This is a movie that should be funny, as are other campy horror films. Yet, this little film aimed at kids, with star wars/ET references everywhere, is rather disturbing, and while I didn't know it at the time makes my disdain towards Emerichs "work" even stronger. Don't show this to kids, it will traumatize them, don't show this to anyone else, its doesn't even make sense on drugs.


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