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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

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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A love that will last forever. See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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13 July 1990 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

Bruce Joel Rubin got the idea for the film while watching a production of Hamlet. When Hamlet's dead father tells him to avenge his death, Rubin thought that would make a great movie. See more »

Goofs

After Oda Mae gives away the check, she says goodbye to Sam and we see a group of extras crossing the street. When the angle switches to the other side of the street, we see one of the same extras (African American lady, box cut hair) crossing the street again. See more »

Quotes

[When handing the check to the nuns]
Sam: Hand her the check.
Oda Mae Brown: I will!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Remade as Pyaar Ka Saaya (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Kyrie Opening
by David Hykes
Performed by David Hykes and the Harmonic Choir
Courtesy of The Harmonic Arts Society, Inc.
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It has a lot more subtext than its naysayers will tell you...
29 June 2003 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

It may be easy to write this fantasy/love story off as a bloated box-office winner with a heart of F/X, however the performances are so winning, and the Oscar-winning script so satisfying, I can't believe it doesn't rate higher with viewers. Murdered businessman (Patrick Swayze, not a good actor but doing OK here) sets out in ghostly form to bring his killers to justice--and to watch out over his lovely girlfriend (Demi Moore, hitting all the right notes of a grieving lover). Whoopi Goldberg won a Supporting Oscar as a fake medium and Tony Goldwyn is uncanny as a slimeball ex-friend (his sniveling is so convincing it may have cost him real-life celebrity). Extremely well-directed by Jerry Zucker--in anybody else's hands, this might have turned to mush. ***1/2 from ****


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