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Poltergeist III (1988)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 10 June 1988 (USA)
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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bruce Gardner
... Patricia Wilson-Gardner
... Carol Anne Freeling
... Tangina Barrons
... Donna Gardner
... Scott (as Kip Wentz)
Richard Fire ... Dr. Seaton
... Reverend Henry Kane
Roger May ... Burt
Paul Graham ... Martin Moyer
Meg Weldon ... Sandy
Stacy Gilchrist ... Melissa
Joey Garfield ... Jeff
Christian Murphy ... Dusty (as Chris Murphy)
Roy Hytower ... Nathan
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Storyline

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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Trapped in the limbo between life and death, there are only two ways out. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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10 June 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Poltergeist III: We're Back  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,344,308, 10 June 1988

Gross USA:

$14,114,488
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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only film in the original trilogy that did not receive any Oscar nominations. See more »

Goofs

When Doctor Seaton is hypnotizing Carol Anne, he puts his hand on her face to calm her down. When she does, her head slants. In the next shot of her, her head is dead centered. See more »

Quotes

Tangina: I'm one of your brother-in-laws, weirder psychics. SHH!
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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 Top 10 Sequels That Aren't as Bad as Everyone Says (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

NIGHT RIDER
(uncredited)
Written by MICHAEL FORTE and BRUCE WEEDEN
Vocal by JAMES CARTER
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"Carol Anne?...Carol Anne?!...Carol Anne!!"
22 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

A dreadful excuse for a thriller, ending the once-popular "Poltergeist" franchise on a shamefaced note. A young child, continually dogged by evil spirits, brings her reign of bad luck to a Chicago high-rise after she goes to live with her aunt and uncle (apparently her real parents had had enough). There was nothing in the original "Poltergeist" that suggested Heather O'Rourke's character Carol Anne was the reason the spirits were taking over that house; she was just a pawn in their plans. This movie makes it seem as though Carol Anne was the spark-plug for all the ghostly goings-on. Actually she's the pawn in a new game: that of sleazy filmmakers hoping to squeeze more money out of the public with an obviously-inferior product. Effects, script and acting are all atrocious. NO STARS from ****


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