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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:

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Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)


$217,631,306 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Rotten Tomatoes has the movie kept at an "R" rating, despite the MPAA officially approved the film to be rated "PG-13." See more »


Camera and TV monitor can be seen in the bottom of the mirror in the move-in scene. Stage light equipment can be seen in the mirror soon after Carl passes in front of it. See more »


[to the bank employee after messing up the signature card]
Oda Mae Brown: I'm sorry, but, could I get another one? I... uh... signed the wrong name.
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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 »


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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27 January 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I cant believe all the people who are slamming this movie for bad acting or miscasting. Its a wonderful movie and demi moore and patrick swayze do great.Whoopi gives her oscar winning performance in force as a psychic who helps the ghostly swayze avenge his murder.I couldnt believe the user who commented that they wish they could go back in time and recast with nicole kidman and jason patric as the leads -WRONG . now that would be moronic recasting esp jason patric ? who the hell is he? some beverly hills 90210 punk and nicole kidman would not pass for the sweatshirt type woman period. great movie ignore the naysayers

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