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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

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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)

Gross:

$217,631,306 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ken Olin was considered for the role of Carl Bruner but nis committment to Thirtysomething (1987) prevented him from accepting the part. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning Sam and Molly's new house has lots of mirrors, the mirrors then show some microphones and sound equipment. Which is seen twice. See more »

Quotes

[Oda Mae just gave a four-million-dollar check to some nuns]
Sam Wheat: I'm proud of you, Oda Mae.
Oda Mae Brown: You know something, Sam? I don't care if you're proud of me. You just stay away from me from now on. What is that nun going to do with it? She can't even buy underwear. NOTHING! I HATE YOU! Leave me alone! Never talk to me again!
Sam Wheat: I think you're wonderful, Oda Mae!
Oda Mae Brown: [she stops and gives a raspberry to Sam]
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in American Dad!: Bully for Steve (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Ghost...........Classic!
22 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

After so many years, every time when I see this movie again, it always makes my eyes water! This is basically a simple story. However, the script writer by Bruce Joel Rubin and the director by Jerry Zucker are intelligent. They made the simple story a touching, interesting one. I think most people cried at the end of the movie. This reminded me another commercial successful movie "Titanic" in the year 1997. The music (composed by Maurice Jarre) was so moving. Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore played well, not to mention Whoopi Goldberg. Her performance was amazing!(she also had excellent acting in Spielberg's early masterpiece "The Color Purple") The visual effects by ILM was extraordinary in that time. By and large, this touching movie is not only a huge commercial success, but also a classic!


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