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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.

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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 »


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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 »

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 Gremlins (1984) See more »

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military brats
6 October 2006 | by williawallieSee all my reviews

at the time this film was made, it was cool for us "military brats." one of our own was in this film (actually, two). but anyway, i went to school on a military base in Stuttgart,Germany with josh morrell and ray kaselonis. my group of friends thought we were so cool because we went to see the movie in German (actually, it was pretty amazing that a bunch of middle school kids could actually understand what they were saying in German). it is nostalgic to see this again but can't believe how dorky it is! nevertheless, this film is a piece of our heritage as military brats at robinson barracks. it would be nice to know where these guys are now...


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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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