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Poltergeist (1982 film) Quotes

Poltergeist (1982 film) is a TV show that first aired in 1970 . Poltergeist ended in 1970.

It features Frank Marshall; Steven Spielberg as producer, Jerry Goldsmith in charge of musical score, and Matthew F. Leonetti as head of cinematography.

Poltergeist (1982 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Poltergeist (1982 film) is 114 minutes long. Poltergeist (1982 film) is distributed by United Artists.

The cast includes: Heather O'Rourke as Carol Anne, Zelda Rubinstein as Tangina, Dominique Dunne as Dana, Craig T. Nelson as Steve, JoBeth Williams as Diane, Beatrice Straight as Dr. Lesh, Martin Casella as Marty, Oliver Robins as Robbie, Michael McManus as Ben Tuthill, and James Karen as Teague.

Poltergeist (1982 film) Quotes

Beatrice Straight as Dr. Lesh

  • (Beatrice Straight) "1:08:14 Well, I'm off. I'm taking these back to the lab along with the tapes.I'm going to have to display these, you know."
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "Please, not on 60 Minutes."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Or That's Incredible."
  • (Beatrice Straight) "Hmm. Think we'll spend the night downstairs."
  • (Beatrice Straight) "Would your family welcome a serious investigation of these disturbances by someone who can make firsthand observations?"
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "Look, Dr. Lesh. We don't care about the disturbances, the pounding and the flashing, the screaming, the music. We just want you to find our little girl."
  • (Beatrice Straight) "Well, I'm off. Now these tapes, I am going to have to present them you know."
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "But please, not on "60 Minutes"."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Or "That's Incredible.""
  • (Beatrice Straight) "I'm leaving Ryan here with you. Marty won't be coming back. I -- I'm coming back. And I'll bring some help. Try not to worry."
  • (Beatrice Straight) "I feel like the proto-human coming out of the forest primeval and seeing the moon for the first time and throwing rocks at it."
  • (Beatrice Straight) "Some people believe that when people die, there's a wonderful light, As bright as the sun. But it doesn't hurt to look into it. All the answers to all the questions that you ever want to know are inside that light. And when you walk to it, you become a part of it forever. And then, some people die but they don't know that they've gone."
  • (Oliver Robins) "They think they're still alive?"
  • (Beatrice Straight) "Yes. Maybe they didn't want to die. Maybe they weren't ready. Maybe they hadn't lived fully yet or they'd lived a long, long time and they still wanted more life. They resist going into that light, however hard the light wants them. They just -- hang around. Watch TV, watch their friends grow up feeling unhappy and jealous and those feelings are bad. They hurt. And then, some people just get lost on the way to the light, and they need someone to guide them to it."
  • (Oliver Robins) "So some people get angry and throw things around; like in my bedroom?"
  • (Beatrice Straight) "Yes. Just like in school. Like some kids are nice to you, some kids are mean."
  • (Oliver Robins) "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."

Craig T. Nelson as Steve

  • (Craig T. Nelson) "Listen to me, Jeff. No, I'm not kidding. I know right, how can anybody sleep through a 6.5."
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "You know we have a saying around here; "The grass grows greener on every side.""
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "Tomorrow I'm going to call someone."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Like who? I looked in the Yellow Pages. "Furniture Movers" we've got; "Strange Phenomenon", there's no listing."
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "You know Teague, he won't take "Go to Hell" for an answer."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "What are you going to do?"
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "I'm gonna give him directions."
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "I was trying to answer her with my mind and she couldn't hear me. Now I thought you said this Tangina Barens was an extraordinary --"
  • (Zelda Rubinstein) "I am."
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "-- clairvoy --"
  • (Zelda Rubinstein) "I just don't like trick answers."
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "Oh, s***."
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "You son of a bitch. You moved the cemetery, but you left the bodies, didn't you? You son of a bitch, you left the bodies and you only moved the headstones. You only moved the headstones. Why. Why."
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "Get in the car, Dana."
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "I hate Pizza Hut. Where's supper? I don't understand, Diane. What the hell's going on around here?"
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "Whoever might complain?"
  • (James Karen) "Nobody's complained until now."
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "I'm outta here. See ya early."
  • (Oliver Robins) "I'm outta here."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "You I can handle."
  • (Oliver Robins) "I got school."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Breakfast first."
  • (Oliver Robins) "All right, I'll just flunk."
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "We've got a good game going on here."
  • (Michael McManus) "My kids wanna watch Mr. Rogers."
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "I don't care what you're watching Ben, just show a little mercy with that thing."
  • (Michael McManus) "Move your set."
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "Move yours Ben."
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "No. I'll do it. Let me go."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "You can't go. You're the only one strong enough to hold the rope."

JoBeth Williams as Diane

  • (JoBeth Williams) "Mmmmm -- smell that mimosa."
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "Well you better cut a bouquet and take it with you, because we're not staying."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "God, help me."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "TV people?"
  • (Heather O'Rourke) "Uh-huh."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Do you see them?"
  • (Heather O'Rourke) "Uh-uh. Do you?"
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Uh-uh."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Jesus, don't do that. You wanna see your mommy lying in a cigar box covered in licorice?"
  • (JoBeth Williams) "You were saying about poltergeists."
  • (Beatrice Straight) "Poltergeists are usually associated with an individual. Hauntings seem to be connected with an area. A house usually."
  • (Martin Casella) "Poltergeist disturbances are of a fairly short duration. Perhaps a couple of months. Hauntings can go on for years."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Are you telling me that all of this could just suddenly end at any time?"
  • (Beatrice Straight) "Yes, it could. Unless it's a haunting. But hauntings don't usually revolve around living people."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Then we don't have much time, Dr. Lesh, because my daughter is alive somewhere inside this house."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "The TV people?"
  • (Heather O'Rourke) "Up there."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Do you see them?"
  • (Heather O'Rourke) "Uh uh -- do you?"
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Uh uh."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Carol Anne; listen to me. Do NOT go into the light. Stop where you are. Turn away from it. Don't even look at it."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "She just moved through me. My God. I felt her. I can smell her. It's her. It's her. Smell my clothes. It's her. She's all over me. It's her. She's on me. It's her. I felt her. It's her. It is. It's -- it is -- it's my baby. It's my baby. She went through my soul."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Ahhh -- this is probably going to be seem a little strange. We hear better on this channel. Don't ask me why. Well -- ah -- I guess I will call her. Carol Anne. Ah -- it's mommy, sweetheart. Ah, we want to talk to you. Please answer me baby. Please answer me. Please talk to me, bunny."
  • (Martin Casella) "Look at the dog."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Are you with us now? Can you -- can you say hello to daddy?"
  • (Heather O'Rourke) "Hello, daddy."
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "Hello, sweet pea."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "It's mommy, sweetheart."
  • (Heather O'Rourke) "Hello, mommy."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Hello, baby. Can you see me? Can you see mommy?"
  • (Heather O'Rourke) "Mommy? Where are you? Where are you?"
  • (JoBeth Williams) "We're home, baby. We're home. Can you find me? Can you find a way to us, baby?"
  • (Heather O'Rourke) "Mommy, where are you? I can't find you. I can't. I'm afraid of the Light, mommy. I'm afraid of the Light."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "How is it?"
  • (Pool Worker #1) "Great, Mrs. Freeling."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Okay Bluto, give me my cup."
  • (Pool Worker #1) "You sure make good coffee."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Sweetheart, last night, when you said "They're here' --"
  • (Heather O'Rourke) "Can I take my goldfish to school?"
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Sweetheart, do you remember last night when you woke up, and you said "They're here'?"
  • (Heather O'Rourke) "Uh huh."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Well, who did you mean?"
  • (Heather O'Rourke) "The TV People."
  • (Oliver Robins) "She's stoned."
  • (Dominique Dunne) "Oh yeah? What do you know about it?"
  • (Oliver Robins) "More than you. Ask Dad."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "We were wondering if you had experienced any -- disturbances?"
  • (Michael McManus) "What kind of disturbances?"
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Oh, you know -- dishes or furniture, moving around by themselves."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "DON'T TOUCH MY BABY."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Oh, Jesus. Don't do that, honey. You don't want to see mommy lying in a cigar box covered with licorice."

Dominique Dunne as Dana

  • (Dominique Dunne) "Are you gonna do something about this?"
  • (JoBeth Williams) "About what?"
  • (Dominique Dunne) "Your new gray."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Oh. You don't like it. You don't think it's kinda PUNK."
  • (Dominique Dunne) "I'll go check the kitchen."
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "NO. No, I'll do it. I'll check the kitchen, you check your room."
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "Carol Anne."
  • (Dominique Dunne) "Carol Snne."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Carol Anne. Sweetheart."
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "DIANE."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Did you find her?"
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "No, I looked everywhere. This is crazy."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "OH MY. My God. She is in the swimming pool, the swimming pool, the swimming pool."
  • (Dominique Dunne) "Mom. I'm going to dinner with Janice and Brian."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Is your room all packed up?"
  • (Dominique Dunne) "Everything but the bed."

Oliver Robins as Robbie

  • (Oliver Robins) "Hey Mom. When it rots can we dig up the bones?"
  • (Oliver Robins) "Faster. Faster."
  • (Craig T. Nelson) "Don't look back."
  • (Oliver Robins) "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."
  • (Oliver Robins) "The storm is getting closer."

Heather O'Rourke as Carol Anne

  • (Heather O'Rourke) "They're here."
  • (Heather O'Rourke) "Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep."
  • (Dominique Dunne) "Oh brother."
  • (Heather O'Rourke) "If I shall die before I wake --"
  • (Dominique Dunne) "It did."
  • (Heather O'Rourke) "-- I pray the Lord my soul to take."
  • (Heather O'Rourke) "That burned."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Sorry, baby, floor needed more wax."
  • (Heather O'Rourke) "Hi, Daddy."
  • (Heather O'Rourke) "No more."
  • (Heather O'Rourke) "I want pepperoni pizza."
  • (Heather O'Rourke) "For when he's hungry."
  • (Heather O'Rourke) "For when he's lonely."
  • (Heather O'Rourke) "For when it's bedtime."

Michael McManus as Ben Tuthill

  • (Michael McManus) "Mosquito ever suck on you, son?"
  • (Unnamed) "I don't know, Dad."

Zelda Rubinstein as Tangina

  • (Zelda Rubinstein) "It lies to her. It tells her things only a child can understand. It has been using her to restrain the others. To her, it simply is another child. To us, it is The Beast."
  • (Zelda Rubinstein) "Cross over children. All are welcome. All welcome. Go into the Light. There is peace and serenity in the Light."
  • (Zelda Rubinstein) "Now clear your minds. It knows what scares you. It has from the very beginning. Don't give it any help, it knows too much already."
  • (Zelda Rubinstein) "Y'all mind hanging back? You're jamming my frequency."
  • (Zelda Rubinstein) "You can't choose between life and death when we're dealing with what is in between. Now tell her before it's too late."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Run to the light, baby. Mommy is in the light."
  • (Zelda Rubinstein) "Tell her you're waiting for her."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "Mommy's waiting for you in the light."
  • (JoBeth Williams) "I hate you for that."
  • (Zelda Rubinstein) "No. no. no -- Go down stairs and wait by Ryan and pull. Only when I say so, Only When I say."
  • (Zelda Rubinstein) "This house has many hearts."
  • (Zelda Rubinstein) "There is no death. There is only a transition to a different sphere of consciousness. Carol Anne is not like those she's with. She is a living presence in their spiritual earthbound plane. They are attracted to the one thing about her that is different from themselves; her life-force. It is very strong. It gives off its own illumination. It is a light that implies life and memory of love and home and earthly pleasures, something they desperately desire but can't have anymore. Right now, she's the closest thing to that, and that is a terrible distraction from the real LIGHT that has finally come for them. You understand me? These souls, who for whatever reason are not at rest, are also not aware that they have passed on. They're not part of consciousness as we know it. They linger in a perpetual dream state, a nightmare from which they can not awake. Inside the spectral light is salvation, a window to the next plane. They must pass through this membrane where friends are waiting to guide them to new destinies. Carol Anne must help them cross over, and she will only hear her mother's voice. Now hold on to yourselves -- There's one more thing. A terrible presence is in there with her. So much rage, so much betrayal, I've never sensed anything like it. I don't know what hovers over this house, but it was strong enough to punch a hole into this world and take your daughter away from you. It keeps Carol Anne very close to it and away from the spectral light. It LIES to her, it tells her things only a child could understand. It has been using her to restrain the others. To her, it simply IS another child. To us, it is the BEAST. Now, let's go get your daughter."
  • (Zelda Rubinstein) "This house is clean."

James Karen as Teague

  • (James Karen) "How's that spot for a bay window?"
  • (James Karen) "You afraid of burglars or you trying to attract every insect in Cuesta Verde?"

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