Poltergeist

Visible crew/equipment: In the breakfast scene when Robbie's milk glass spontaneously shatters from the bottom. Watch closely, you can see a string coming out of his cereal bowl and attaching to the bottom of his glass. Robbie just needs to give the glass a little tug, and splash.

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Visible crew/equipment: Near the end of the film, when she lands behind the stairs. If you look in the right hand corner, underneath the stairs, you can see tennis shoes running by.

Visible crew/equipment: After Robbie's glass breaks, Dana leaves through the left side while Diane says she'll clean up. Watch the painting behind her and you'll see the moving shadow of a crew member in front of her.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Diane and Steve go to their neighbor's house after the scene of the chair sliding across the floor, there's a flash of lightning that reveals a shadow of a fan that's blowing on the actors on the left side of the house.

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Visible crew/equipment: Near the end when Diane is reaching for the kids and trying to get them out to the hallway, a film light is blatantly visible behind her. Also during the same scene the shadow of a fan can be seen in the hallway.

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Visible crew/equipment: Near the end of the film in Carol Anne's bedroom, after the medium calls "Give me your hand" the edge of a giant fan is visible on the extreme right of the picture. (Maybe widescreen version only).

Revealing mistake: When the chair moves across the kitchen floor, Craig T. Nelson goes to investigate it (after it has stopped moving). He goes up to the chair and flips it over. If you look closely, Craig almost hits the camera with the chair's legs. You can tell this has happened because the camera moves up very quickly and Craig looks straight at the camera crew with very big guilty eyes. This is more easily visible on the widescreen version of the film. (00:33:30)

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Carol Anne Freeling: They're here.

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Trivia: The scene where the ghosts stacked the chairs on the kitchen table was filmed in one take with no cuts. As the camera followed Diane Freeling to the kitchen sink, the crew members rushed to the table, put an already built pyramid of chairs on the table and then took away the individual chairs.

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Question: What exactly is the red slime on the body of Carol Anne and her mother after they are rescued from the another dimension?

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