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Beetlejuice (1988)

PG | | Comedy, Fantasy | 30 March 1988 (USA)
When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them.

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Maurice Page ...
Ernie
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Old Bill
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Rachel Mittelman ...
Little Jane Butterfield
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J. Jay Saunders ...
Moving Man #1
Mark Ettlinger ...
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Cindy Daly ...
3-Fingered Typist (as Cynthia Daly)
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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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30 March 1988 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,000,000 (USA) (3 April 1988)

Gross:

$73,707,461 (USA)
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Trivia

Otho recites lines from the poem "The Warning" by Thomas Lovell Beddoes while he is resurrecting the Maitlands. See more »

Goofs

When Charles is looking through his bird book, when he first opens the cover his ring is one solid gold band. Then the cameras turn away from his hand. Then when you see his hand a couple seconds later his ring has changed drastically. See more »

Quotes

Beetlejuice: I gotta card around here, somewhere. Here, here. Who do I have to kill? Here hold that for me, would ya?
[hands Barbara a rat]
Barbara: Whoa! AHH!
Beetlejuice: There. There ya go.
Adam: You don't have to kill anybody!
Beetlejuice: Ah, possession! Good.
Barbara: [In Betelgeuse's voice] Learn to throw your voice! Fool your friends! Fun at parties!
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Crazy Credits

When the Geffen Company logo appears, it is accompanied by a ghoulish version of the Banana Boat song (sung by the film's composer Danny Elfman). See more »


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Lohengrin
By Richard Wagner
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Beetlejuice
16 June 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Keaton steals the show as the title character in this off the wall comedy from director Burton. Baldwin and Davis are two new ghosts who try to scare new occupants of their home out, with the help of "bio exorcist" Keaton. Won a much deserved Oscar for its make up effects.


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