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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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The picture was nominated for Worst Picture at the Hastings Bad Cinema Society's 13th Stinkers Bad Movie Awards in 1990. See more »

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Donald Trump: Be assured, Mrs. Scott, that in this room there are knives sharp enough to cut you to the bone and hearts cold enough to eat yours as hors-d'oeuvres.
Katie O'Dare Scott: You're too pretty to be bad!
Donald Trump: You noticed.
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"And Yes, That Really Was Donald Trump" See more »

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Not with -our- dolphins you don't.
30 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Dereks did seem to struggle to find rolls for Bo after "10".

I used to work for a marine park in the Florida Keys. One day, the script for "Ghosts Can't Do It" was circulating among the trainers in the "fish house" where food was prepared for the dolphins. There was one scene where a -dolphin- supposedly propositions Bo (or Bo the dolphin), asking to "go make eggs." Reading the script, we -lauuughed-...

We did not end up doing any portion of this movie at our facility, although our dolphins -were- in "The Big Blue!"

This must have been very close to the end of Anthony Quinn's life. I hope he had fun in this film, as it certainly didn't do anything for his legacy.


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