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Making Contact (1985)

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

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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 »

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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

Roland Emmerich employed the children of soldiers from the local US Army base for bit parts. See more »

Goofs

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

Alternate Versions

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

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References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

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Not exactly scary.
15 December 2006 | by insomniac_rodSee all my reviews

Now I have to admit it... "Joey" gave me the creeps as a child. Before watching it in recent times, I thought about it as a chilling, fairy tale of terror.

Now, to be objective, "Joey" is a movie that should be enjoyed by a younger audience because it's indeed a movie directed for a younger audience. Not to be redundant but as a kid you are easily impressed and scared by things like talking dummies or evil dolls.

"Joey" isn't meant to be scary and now as a grown-up I can only recommend it for a younger audience or for fans of movies involving dummies.

Still, I am pleased with the good memories I have towards this movie.


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