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Poltergeist III (1988)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 10 June 1988 (USA)
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Carol Anne is staying with her aunt in a high-rise building, where the supernatural forces haunting her make their return.

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Gary Sherman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Skerritt ... Bruce Gardner
Nancy Allen ... Patricia Gardner
Heather O'Rourke ... Carol Anne
Zelda Rubinstein ... Tangina
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Donna Gardner
Kipley Wentz ... Scott (as Kip Wentz)
Richard Fire Richard Fire ... Dr. Seaton
Nathan Davis ... Kane
Roger May Roger May ... Burt
Paul Graham Paul Graham ... Martin
Meg Weldon Meg Weldon ... Sandy
Stacy Gilchrist Stacy Gilchrist ... Melissa
Joey Garfield ... Jeff
Christian Murphy Christian Murphy ... Dusty (as Chris Murphy)
Roy Hytower Roy Hytower ... Nathan
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Carol Anne has been sent to live with her Aunt and Uncle in an effort to hide her from the clutches of the ghostly Reverend Kane, but he tracks her down and terrorises her in her relatives' appartment in a tall glass building. Will he finally achieve his target and capture Carol Anne again, or will Tangina be able, yet again, to thwart him? Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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If you remember how the Poltergeist ghouls knocked a house flat, wait till you see what they do to a Chicago skyscraper! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Craig T. Nelson was approached to play Steve Freeling again, but he declined. "Two was enough" he says. See more »

Goofs

(at around 32 mins) After something strange happens in the bathroom as Donna gets ready for a party, Carol Anne and Donna walk into the main hall of the apartment. In the back, there is a large mirror. In the bottom, right-hand corner of the mirror, a crew member's bottom is shown wearing sandy brown dress pants. See more »

Quotes

[Donna is putting on powder and looking in her compact mirror]
Bruce Gardner: You better be careful. Remember what happened to Narcissus?
Donna Gardner: Nar-who?
Bruce Gardner: Greek mythology. He was a guy who loved looking at his reflection so much in a pond that he fell in and drowned.
Donna Gardner: Well, only a boy could be that clumsy.
Pat Gardner: You got that right.
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Crazy Credits

A text in the credits reads "The character of Reverend Henry Kane was originally portrayed by Julian Beck" See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Girl from Tomorrow: Stake-out (1991) See more »

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Night Rider
(uncredited)
Written by Michael Forte and Bruce Weeden
Vocal by James Carter
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Guess who's back in town?
12 April 2009 | by nick-ccrSee all my reviews

Okay, now its Poltergeist III. The only two returning actresses are Heather O'Rourke and Zelda Rubenstein. Its about Carol Anne who moved to her aunt (played by Nancy Allen) and uncle's (played by Tom Skerrit) high rise apartment building. Her aunt and uncle's daughter (played by Lara Flynn Boyle) lives there too. Carol Anne finds out that Reverend Kane (from the 2nd movie) has returned to make her lead him into the light, and the more she doesn't, the more friends of hers will get killed.

The acting is terrible mostly but Heather O'Rourke does an excellent job in her last performance and Lara Flynn Boyle also does very good. Tom Skerrit didn't do too good in this one and neither did Nancy Allen. Reverend Kane doesn't even look like himself. The special effects were very good and the use of mirrors was also really cool. The part where the kids were sneaking around was the most intense part of the movie because the movie is not intense. Richard Fire was atrocious as Dr. Seaton and him denying everything just goes way too far. The movie is entertaining and fun. The ending was somewhat abrupt because Heather O'Rourke was dead before filming finished. An average sequel and an okay way to end the story.

Overall: 5/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Poltergeist III: We're Back See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,344,308, 12 June 1988

Gross USA:

$14,114,488

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,114,488
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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