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Ghost (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Romance  |  13 July 1990 (USA)
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After being killed during a botched mugging, a man's love for his partner enables him to remain on earth as a ghost.

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

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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Before Sam was murdered he told Molly he'd love and protect her forever. See more »


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13 July 1990 (USA)  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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$217,631,306 (USA)
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Trivia

Bruce Joel Rubin didn't like the idea of the Dark Spirits having faces and hands. He thought they should have looked more like shadows come to life, not ghouls with human features. See more »

Goofs

When Sam and Molly were fooling around with the pottery wheel, they, quite naturally, had clay all over their hands and up to, and even above, their elbows. In the immediately following love scene, however, their hands and arms are squeaky clean. See more »

Quotes

Oda Mae Brown: He's stuck, that's what it is. He's in between worlds. You know it happens sometimes that the spirit gets yanked out so fast that the essence still feels it has work to do here.
Sam Wheat: Would you stop rambling?
Oda Mae Brown: I don't think I'm rambling, I'm just answering the question. He's got a attitude now.
Sam Wheat: I don't have an attitude.
Oda Mae Brown: Yes, you do have an attitude. If you didn't have an attitude, you would not have raised your voice at me now, would you?
Sam Wheat: God dammit...
Oda Mae Brown: Don't you "God dammit" me. Don't you take the ...
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Crazy Credits

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

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KYRIE OPENING
by David Hykes
Performed by David Hykes & the Harmonic Choir
Courtesy of The Harmonic Arts Society, Inc.
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A Zucker for Love Sories
27 May 2005 | by (Los Angeles, USA) – See all my reviews

In 1970 we had "Love Story" remember? Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw crying and loving all the way to the bank? 1990 gave us "Ghost" love beyond death and corporate shenanigans. I saw it last night for the first time and surprise, surprise, 15 years later I do understand why people all over the world flocked to see, to devour this soufflé, again and again. Bruce Joel Rubin won an Academy Award for the screenplay, I remember Jodie Foster handing him the statuette with a smile worthy of a British diplomat. But in fact, the screenplay should have propelled the Academy to create a separate category alongside Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay. Yes, Smart Ass Screenplay of the year or Most Commercial Screenplay. Jerry Zucker does a masterful job allowing Rubin's stroke of genius to unfold without major interference. Demi Moore is scrumptious and what Maurice Jarre does with her tears deserves an award of its own. Patrick Swayze suffers with a certain amount of dignity, his anger is very virile but his expressions of longing are pure Lana Turner. What makes the whole calculated enterprise worth every bit of its hype is Whoopi Goldberg. She brings the tale where it really belongs. A comedy. A ghostly comedy about enduring love.


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