History Trivia / Poltergeist

19th May '16 2:42:31 PM bt8257
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* BeamMeUpScotty: By way of PopculturalOsmosis; the line is "This house is 'clean'" not "'clear,'" thank you, [[AceVentura Mr. Ventura]].

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* BeamMeUpScotty: By way of PopculturalOsmosis; PopCulturalOsmosis; the line is "This house is 'clean'" not "'clear,'" thank you, [[AceVentura [[Film/AceVentura Mr. Ventura]].
15th Apr '16 2:01:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** New Yorkers watching the movie must have been a little weirded out when they realized that Mr. Teague, the guy who built the development over the graveyard and helped kick off the plot, was the guy who [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkRR6PljqF8 pitched them groceries for the Pathmark chain]] during the 70s, 80s, and early 90s (that chain had died by November 2015 thanks to the mismanagement of their parent, A&P)
** Robbie went on to [[Film/AirplaneIITheSequel take the Lunar Shuttle to the moon with his dog, "Scraps"]].
2nd Mar '16 6:20:11 AM Arivne
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* AnonymousAuthor: A notorious Hollywood subject. The identity of the one true director of this film is one of the great Hollywood [[UrbanLegends either-legends]] or [[OpenSecret barely-hidden-truths]], depending on whom you ask and what you read. Many sources, in particular Zelda Rubinstein, have openly stated that Hooper was actually little more than a stand-in on the set, and the film was, for all intents and purposes, directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg. Creator/HarlanEllison has denounced that story as "a rumor that time has proved to be utterly false and destructive to Hooper's reputation." [[http://www.poltergeist.poltergeistiii.com/really.html Here is probably the best summary and explanation of the whole issue.]]
1st Mar '16 6:05:52 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* HeyItsThatGuy: New Yorkers watching the movie must have been a little weirded out when they realized that Mr. Teague, the guy who built the development over the graveyard and helped kick off the plot, was the guy who [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkRR6PljqF8 pitched them groceries for the Pathmark chain]] during the 70s, 80s, and early 90s (that chain has died, quite recently (November 2015) thanks to the mismanagement of their parent, A&P)

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* HeyItsThatGuy: HeyItsThatGuy:
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New Yorkers watching the movie must have been a little weirded out when they realized that Mr. Teague, the guy who built the development over the graveyard and helped kick off the plot, was the guy who [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkRR6PljqF8 pitched them groceries for the Pathmark chain]] during the 70s, 80s, and early 90s (that chain has died, quite recently (November 2015) had died by November 2015 thanks to the mismanagement of their parent, A&P)A&P)
** Robbie went on to [[Film/AirplaneIITheSequel take the Lunar Shuttle to the moon with his dog, "Scraps"]].
10th Dec '15 2:23:06 PM eroock
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** Dominique Dunne, who played Dana in the first movie, died in November 1982 at age 22, after being strangled by her abusive former boyfriend John Thomas Sweeney.
** Julian Beck, 60,who played Henry Kane in Poltergeist II: The Other Side, died in September 14, 1985 of stomach cancer (diagnosed before he had accepted the role).
** Will Sampson, 53, who played Taylor the medicine man in Poltergeist II, died as a result of post-operative kidney failure and pre-operative malnutrition problems in June 1987.
** Heather O'Rourke, who played Carol Anne in all three Poltergeist movies, died in February 1988 at the age of 12 after a hospital misdiagnosis led her to be treated for the wrong ailment.
** Actress Jo-Beth Williams claimed that during the filming, a poltergeist was active in her own home: she would return home from set to discover things askew and out of place from the way they had been when she left earlier.
10th Dec '15 2:19:33 PM eroock
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* TheProductionCurse: a lot of inexplicable bad luck and ill-fortune dogged these films. Murmurs of an actual curse were not helped by the revelation that real corpses had been used in some scenes.

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* TheProductionCurse: a A lot of inexplicable bad luck and ill-fortune dogged these films. Murmurs of an actual curse were not helped by the revelation that real corpses had been used in some scenes.
5th Dec '15 8:50:20 AM themisterfree
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* HeyItsThatGuy: New Yorkers watching the movie must have been a little weirded out when they realized that Mr. Teague, the guy who built the development over the graveyard and helped kick off the plot, was the guy who [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkRR6PljqF8 pitched them groceries for many years for the Pathmark chain]] during the 70s, 80s, and early 90s (that chain has died, quite recently (November 2015) thanks to the mismanagement of their parent, A&P)

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* HeyItsThatGuy: New Yorkers watching the movie must have been a little weirded out when they realized that Mr. Teague, the guy who built the development over the graveyard and helped kick off the plot, was the guy who [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkRR6PljqF8 pitched them groceries for many years for the Pathmark chain]] during the 70s, 80s, and early 90s (that chain has died, quite recently (November 2015) thanks to the mismanagement of their parent, A&P)
5th Dec '15 8:50:01 AM themisterfree
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* HeyItsThatGuy: New Yorkers watching the movie must have been a little weirded out when they realized that Mr. Teague, the guy who built the development over the graveyard and helped kick off the plot, was the guy who [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkRR6PljqF8 pitched them groceries for many years for the Pathmark chain]] during the 70s, 80s, and early 90s (that chain has died, quite recently (November 2015) thanks to the mismanagement of their parent, A&P)
19th Aug '15 8:27:33 AM akaun6899
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* ChannelHop: To an extent. MetroGoldwynMayer produced the trilogy and the remake. However, the first movie is currently owned by WarnerBros, due to Turner Entertainment's ownership of MGM's pre-May 1986 library, and WB's purchase of Turner Entertainment. The sequels remained with MGM, and are currently handled on home video by TwentiethCenturyFox, who also distributed the remake.

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* ChannelHop: To an extent. MetroGoldwynMayer produced the trilogy and the remake. However, the first movie is currently owned by WarnerBros, due to Turner Entertainment's ownership of MGM's pre-May 1986 library, and WB's purchase ownership of Turner Entertainment. The sequels remained with MGM, and are currently handled on home video by TwentiethCenturyFox, who also distributed the remake.
19th Aug '15 8:26:47 AM akaun6899
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* ChannelHop: To an extent. MetroGoldwynMayer produced the trilogy and the remake. However, the first movie is currently owned by WarnerBros, due to Ted Turner's purchase of MGM's pre-May 1986 library, and WB's purchase of Turner Entertainment. The sequels remained with MGM, and are currently handled on home video by TwentiethCenturyFox, who also distributed the remake.

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* ChannelHop: To an extent. MetroGoldwynMayer produced the trilogy and the remake. However, the first movie is currently owned by WarnerBros, due to Ted Turner's purchase Turner Entertainment's ownership of MGM's pre-May 1986 library, and WB's purchase of Turner Entertainment. The sequels remained with MGM, and are currently handled on home video by TwentiethCenturyFox, who also distributed the remake.
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