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Beetlejuice (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 30 March 1988 (USA)
A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house.

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Adam and Barbara are a normal couple...who happen to be dead. They have given their precious time to decorate their house and make it their own, but unfortunately a family is moving in, and not quietly. Adam and Barbara try to scare them out, but end up becoming the main attraction to the money making family. They call upon Beetlejuice to help, but Beetlejuice has more in mind than just helping. Written by simon

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$73,326,666 (USA)
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Tim Burton: [music] music by Danny Elfman See more »

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When Beetlejuice becomes a snake hand-railing, he reaches for Charles' shoes. When you look at his shoes, the tops are red. But when he gets pulled out of the room, his shoes are completely black. See more »

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Adam: Can you be scary?
Beetlejuice: Oh, I know what you're asking me. Can I be scary. What do you think of this? You like it?
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Referenced in Banzai Motherfucker! (2006) See more »

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Day-O
Written by Irving Burgie (as Lord Burgess) and William A. Attaway
Performed by Harry Belafonte
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Now this is life after death!
20 September 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

You gotta figure that only Tim Burton could come up with this! An ultra-zany story of rural couple Adam (Alec Baldwin) and Barbara Maitland (Geena Davis), who accidentally get killed and witness a tasteless couple moving into their house, forcing them to hire "bio-exorcist" Beetle Juice (Michael Keaton), is truly something else. With a new joke almost every minute, the movie never gets dull. And how about that soundtrack? "Day-O" in the most morbid comedy ever? Yep, it's all here. Great support from Catherine O'Hara and Jeffrey Jones as the tasteless couple, Winona Ryder as their disaffected daughter Lydia, and Sylvia Sidney as afterlife counselor Juno, make this one of the coolest movies of 1988!


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