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High Spirits (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 18 November 1988 (USA)
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When Peter Plunkett's Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the 'Yanks' by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The ... See full summary »

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When Peter Plunkett's Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the 'Yanks' by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The trouble begins when a busload of American tourists arrive - along with some real ghosts. Among the tourists are married couple Jack and Sharon. Sharon's father holds the mortgage on Castle Plunkett, so she's hoping to debunk the ghosts. Jack, on the other hand, after meeting pretty ghost Mary, is very eager to believe. Can there be love between a human and ghost? Jack and Mary are going to try and find out. Written by April M. Cheek <Aravis2713@aol.com>

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The comedy you'll lose you head over. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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18 November 1988 (USA)  »

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El hotel de los fantasmas  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,578,231 (USA)
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Liz Smith was cast at short notice after the original choice, Beryl Reid, was too ill to work. See more »

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During the scene with the spinning bed the man cranking the wheel above it falls through and lands on the bed with Miranda and Tony. They are all three on the bed as they slide down the stairs but when they reach the bottom and Plunkett ends up in the bed the man is gone. See more »

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Sharon: My love, my reason for dying.
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The end credits show the cast under three headings, first 'The Irish', then 'The Americans', and finally 'The Ghosts' See more »


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Music by Peter Francklyn (i.e. Robert Gill)
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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Addictive movie
12 January 2014 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Well, this is one of my all time favorites! It has not a complex story line, it's easy to watch, and easy to fall in love with the scenarios, the ambiance and the cast. Speaking of the castle, this movie earns great marks for it: the decoration of the sets it's brilliant, and gives a wonderful mood, and the outdoors are really beautiful. Daryl fits the part very well, although sometimes she looks like having too much make up on. With a hand full of good actors, a gorgeous soundtrack and sets that my dreams are made of, i can say that i watch this movie countless times (pretty sure more than 1000 times)and I recommend to be seen on a rainy afternoon, with dimmed lights and the fireplace on!


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