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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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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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13 July 1990 (USA)  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$217,631,306 (USA)
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Trivia

Patrick Swayze alleged that Sam Wheat was the hardest role he ever played in his career, mainly because he had to be an observer to the action and not a participant. See more »

Goofs

In the exchange between Molly and Lyle the bank officer, she asks him if that was Oda Mae, and wanted to know what business they had just done. Lyle tells Molly her name (Rita Miller) and said that she was closing an account. By federal law, bank personnel can never discuss the details of one customer's transaction or identity with another. However, Lyle is a "social moron," very likely to have forgotten or not cared enough about the law to keep himself from discussing it with Molly, or intently believing that, because Sam was a bank employee, he could freely discuss it with Molly without fear. See more »

Quotes

Oda Mae Brown: I'm feeling something... did he know someone by the name of Ana?
Rosa Santiago: [shakes head no]
Oda Mae Brown: Consuelo?
Rosa Santiago: [shakes head no]
Oda Mae Brown: Lucita?
Rosa Santiago: [shakes head no]
Oda Mae Brown: Julieta?
Rosa Santiago: [shakes head no]
Oda Mae Brown: Josefina?
Rosa Santiago: [shakes head no]
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The opening credits are half transparent like a ghost. See more »

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I'M HENRY THE VIII, I AM
by Fred Murray & R.P. Weston
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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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