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Summary Steven and Diane Freeling's (Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams) quiet suburban life is disturbed when ghosts kidnap their youngest daughter, Carol Anne (Heather O'Rourke).

Poltergeist

Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 16 Critic Reviews
79
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 209 User Ratings
8.1
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Summary Steven and Diane Freeling's (Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams) quiet suburban life is disturbed when ghosts kidnap their youngest daughter, Carol Anne (Heather O'Rourke).

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Generally Favorable Based on 16 Critic Reviews
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Generally Favorable Based on 16 Critic Reviews
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81% Positive
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19% Mixed
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0% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 209 User Ratings
8.1
88% Positive
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8% Mixed
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88% Positive
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8% Mixed
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4% Negative
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Production Company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), SLM Production Group
Release Date Jun 4, 1982
Duration 1 h 54 m
Rating TV-14
Tagline From a dimension beyond the living, a terror to scare you to death.
Academy Awards, USA
3 Nominations
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
• 3 Wins & 6 Nominations
BAFTA Awards
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination