Poltergeist (1982) (Movie)

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Poltergeist is a 1982 American supernatural horror film directed by Tobe Hooper. Steven Spielberg wrote and produced, but had a clause in his contract to prevent him directing another movie while he made E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Therefore, Hooper was selected to direct based on his work on The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. It is the first and most successful entry in the Poltergeist film series. Set in a California suburb, the plot focuses on a family whose home is invaded by malevolent ghosts that abduct the family's younger daughter. Wikipedia


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Poltergeist is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, Haunted house films, American horror films, Films shot in California, Supernatural horror films, Films set in California, BAFTA winners (films), Ghost films and Films shot anamorphically.

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Robbie: I got beat up once by three kids. They took my lunch money. Maybe they got hit by a truck, and they're upstairs right now.


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Nominated for 11 Awards | Won 4

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