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Ghost (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 13 July 1990 (USA)
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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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 Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. When he learns of Carl's betrayal, Sam must seek the help of psychic Oda Mae Brown to set things right and protect Molly from Carl and his goons. Written by Jwelch5742

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A love that will last 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

At theatrical showings in Monterrey, Mexico, women in the audience were given envelopes marked "Solo para mujeres" (for women only) containing tissues. See more »

Goofs

When the ghost of Orlando enters Oda Mae's body, he speaks to his widow Ortisha as if it's the first time he's seen her with the new hair color but he was standing alongside the séance and fully able to see Ortisha all the while. See more »

Quotes

Oda Mae Brown: [to Sam] Where exactly are you?
Sam: I'm standing right beside you.
Oda Mae Brown: Oh, you're standing right beside me?
Oda Mae's Sister: [from in the kitchen with Oda Mae's other sister] Honey, we're right here.
Oda Mae Brown: Are you *white*?
Sam: WHAT?
Oda Mae's Sister: White?
Oda Mae Brown: You're white, aren't you?
Oda Mae's Sister: You know what I think?
Oda Mae's Sister: Yes, I'm gonna call the doctor right now.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Since I Fell for You
Written by Buddy Johnson
Performed by The Righteous Brothers
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, A division of PolyGram Records, 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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