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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Diane Freeling (as Jobeth Williams)
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John P. Whitecloud ...
Noble Craig ...
Vomit Creature
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Daughter
Helen Boll ...
Mother
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Young Jess
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Young Diane
Robert Lesser ...
Kane's People
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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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Horror

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Release Date:

23 May 1986 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,700,000, 26 May 1986

Gross USA:

$40,996,665
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2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The worm at the bottom of Steve's tequila bottle is a Mezcal worm. See more »

Goofs

When Taylor takes the lance at the climax, its the same shot of it seen at the beginning of the film, but in reverse. 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 last shot of the family running after the car forms an initial backdrop for the end credits. See more »

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Followed by Poltergeist III (1988) See more »

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They're Back
16 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

While not as good as the first one this movie was interesting. It was well made and featured many of the same actors and actresses as well as a few new ones, who all turned out excellent performances.

The story line was solid and thought out. I particularly felt that Julian Beck's character Cane was a nice addition. He was chilling to watch on screen as a antagonist to the family. Will Sampson as Taylor was also an interesting character. R.I.P to both actors and to O'Rouke.

Overall a good film but one that can not possibly hold a candle to the original.

6 out of 10.


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