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Ghost (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Romance  |  13 July 1990 (USA)
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After an accident leaves a young man dead, 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 <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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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?


The song Sam sings relentlessly to Oda Mae to get her to agree to help him is "Henry the Eighth, I Am". The lyrics, in part, are "She wouldn't have a Willie or a Sam..." Patrick Swayze's character is named Sam, and the man who murdered him is named Willie. See more »


When Sam is chasing Willie through the apartment and Willie hides in the bathroom, you can see the shower curtain. When they show Willie on the reflection of the mirror, is a different shower curtain. See more »


Carl Bruner: You're lying to me! Don't *lie to me*!
[losing it]
Carl Bruner: Goddamn it!
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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in A Haunted House (2013) See more »


by Fred Murray & R.P. Weston
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User Reviews

This is a good film
17 August 2001 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

My wife loves this film, and I found it more then a romance movie. A intriguing story, of deception, death, the after life, and greed. This is a great film, with character you care about, suspense, romance, and a fresh script. This film made Patricks carrier, and after this film he chose a few films that killed his chances of acting in higher budget films. I believe if he picked a couple more scripts like this one he would be on the same level as Tom Cruse. I think the politically correct 90's found him too macho for their tastes, and it drove him to do that film about India which helped kill his carrier. In the end this film is a little about what Patrick could have been, a true international star.

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