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Ghosts Can't Do It (1989)

Elderly Scott kills himself after a heart attack wrecks his body, but then comes back as a ghost and convinces his loving young hot wife Kate to pick and kill a young man in order for Scott to possess his body and be with her again.

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Scott and Kate are married and very much in love with each other. Scott is more than 60 years old, while Kate is at least thirty years younger. When Scott dies, his soul cannot get peace and he becomes a ghost only Kate can see and speak with. Scott wants to return to life, and him and Kate hatch a plan to let a young man drown so that Scott can take over his body. Also, Kate must handle Scott's company's business deal that involves Donald Trump as well as the mob. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Only her desire can make him rise again


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Final theatrical film to have been directed by John Derek, best known as Joshua from The Ten Commandments (1956), who also wrote, produced, and edited this film. See more »

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Katie O'Dare Scott: I'm your girl all right. But you're not my man, you're my ghost!
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John Derek can't do it
1 July 1999 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

With a Bo Derek movie, the audience get just what they expect. A paper thin plot and a few shots of Mrs. Derek in no clothes. 'Ghosts can't do it' is just that. The first fifteen minutes is ordinary TV drama, as long as Scott [Anthony Quinn] is still alive. He is a very good actor with long experience in a lot of different roles, but it seems as even a famous actor need to work just for money sometimes. Bo Derek is the opposite, always playing a strikingly handsome young woman with or without clothes. The movie is a complete waste of time. If you want to see Quinn, rent Lawrence of Arabia or La Strada. If you want to see nude women or bad acting, rent any porno movie.


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