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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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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 »

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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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1.85 : 1
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There were originally plans for Craig T. Nelson to return for a Poltergeist 4, but the death of Heather O'Rourke, the ensuing media scandal about the Poltergeist curse that overshadowed pretty much everything else about the movie, and the disappointing box office returns from Poltergeist III (1988) dissuaded the producers from continuing. The film series was ultimately rebooted with Poltergeist (2015), but neither Nelson nor any of the series' principle cast members made an appearance. See more »

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In the elevator sequence, when Bruce is trying to reach the buttons for second time, in a shot, a wooden plank can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Carol Anne: You are so declasse.
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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 E! True Hollywood Story: Curse of Poltergeist (2002) See more »

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NIGHT RIDER
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Written by MICHAEL FORTE and BRUCE WEEDEN
Vocal by JAMES CARTER
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Where are your parents, little girl?
23 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

Carol Anne has been sent to live with her Aunt Patricia Wilson-Gardner (Nancy Allen), her husband Bruce Gardner (Tom Skerritt), and stepdaughter Donna Gardner (Lara Flynn Boyle) in the Chicago highrise which Bruce manages. Her relatives don't know the story of her ghostly encounters. Carol Anne is in group treatment under the care of disbelieving Dr. Seaton when Rev. Henry Kane reappears. Tangina Barrons is alerted to his presence.

First, it's her older sister. Now, it's her parents. They may as well make Carol Anne an orphan in the movie. It would make more sense. The whole movie is flat. It is not scary and none of it is interesting. I certainly don't want to make fun of "Carol Anne" out of respect for Heather O'Rourke. She remains a positive for the franchise till the bitter end.


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