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High Spirits (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 18 November 1988 (USA)
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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He's an American and married. She's a ghost and gorgeous. Vacation romances are always a hassle. 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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Sean Connery was offered the role of Peter Plunkett by the studio. He later dropped out of the film and the role was re-cast with Peter O'Toole. See more »

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During the final dance sequence, Beverly D'Angelo accidentally knocks Daryl Hannah's hand making her spill her champagne on the floor. Daryl briefly makes a face before continuing the dance. See more »

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[Mary has just aged 200 years]
Jack: Kiss you? Maybe we should get some moisturizer first... or some medical supervision.
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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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Light Entertaining Comedy
15 December 2013 | by (Lancaster, California) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Peter O'Toole is wonderful as are the remainder of the actors. This movie is part of my DVD collection.

It's a screwball comedy about what people will do to try to save their livelihood, marriages, etc. Some of the situations that the characters find themselves in are a bit corny; however, they are still funny. It's also somewhat of a ghostly movie. I thoroughly enjoyed the ending.

If you've ever lived in England, Ireland, or Scotland, the characters in this movie will remind you warmly of those people.

It is a movie that you can sit down with the family and some popcorn and enjoy.


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