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After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanley Lawrence ...
Elevator Man
Christopher J. Keene ...
Elevator Man
Susan Breslau ...
Martina Deignan ...
Rose (as Martina Degnan)
Rick Kleber ...
Mover (as Richard Kleber)
Macka Foley ...
Emergency Room Ghost
John Hugh ...
Sam Tsoutsouvas ...
Sharon Breslau ...
Cemetery Ghost (as Sharon Breslau Cornell)


Sam and Molly are a very happy couple and deeply in love. Walking back to their new apartment after a night out at the theatre, they encounter a thief in a dark alley, and Sam is murdered. He finds himself trapped as a ghost and realises that his death was no accident. He must warn Molly about the danger that she is in. But as a ghost he can not be seen or heard by the living, and so he tries to communicate with Molly through Oda Mae Brown, a psychic who didn't even realise that her powers were real. Written by Sami Al-Taher <>

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A love that will last forever. See more »


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Release Date:

13 July 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Duh  »

Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)


$217,631,306 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Initially, Bruce Joel Rubin was unsure about Jerry Zucker directing his script, what with Zucker coming from a background of screwball comedy. See more »


When Carl is preparing the account for "Rita Miller", the camera and operator are reflected in the computer screen. See more »


Ortisha's Friend: Can we get started soon?
Oda Mae Brown: Oh, chill out. Chill. Out!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are half transparent like a ghost. See more »


Unchained Melody
Written by Alex North and Hy Zaret
Performed by The Righteous Brothers
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, A division of PolGram Records, Inc.
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User Reviews

Excellent romance about true love that lasts eternally
25 November 2005 | by (Chantilly, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

GHOST, in my opinion, is an excellent romance about true love that lasts eternally. When Sam (Patrick Swayze) got mugged, I got really scared. You'll have to see the movie if you want to know why. If you ask me, Maurice Jarre's score is absolutely beautiful. To me, Carl (Tony Goldwyn) was a very creepy guy. Also, Willie (Rick Aviles) was just as scary as he was. I was amazed at the way Sam could step through anything in his ghostly state. All in all, everyone involved in this film did an outstanding job. In conclusion, if you like Patrick Swayze or Demi Moore, this is definitely a movie to see. You will really be touched by it.

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