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Spielberg: Poltergeist


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A season of films from Hollywood's most successful film-maker begins with this supernatural horror story starring Jobeth Williams
The Freelings are just like any other Californian suburban family. But one night the youngest, Carol Anne , hears a voice from inside the television set. At first there is an invasion of friendly spirits, but then a terrifying force of evil threatens to destroy the house and carry off the children into another world.
Based on a story by Steven Spielberg Director Tobe Hooper
Producers Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall • FILMS: pages 39-47 t PICTURE STORY: page 69


Unknown: Jobeth Williams
Unknown: Carol Anne
Story By: Steven Spielberg
Director: Tobe Hooper
Producers: Steven Spielberg
Producers: Frank Marshall
Diane Freeling: Jobeth Williams
Steve Freeling: Craig T Nelson
Dr Lesh: Beatrice Straight
Dan Freeling: Dominique Dunne
Robbie Freeling: Oliver Robbins
Carol Anne Freeling: Heather O'Rourke
Ben Tuthill: Michael McManus
Mrs Tuthill: Virginia Kiser
Marty: Martin Casella
Ryan: Richard Lawson
Tangina: Zelda Rubinstein
Mr Teague: James Karen

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