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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Jayasena ...
The Pill Man
Wade Collings ...
Leo Damian ...
Gerry Spence ...
Wyoming Preacher
Richard Sherman ...
Dr. Frank
Cotton Gray ...
Jane Damian ...
Herb Tanney ...
Marriage Priest (as Sy Tanney)
Carole J. Fleck ...


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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Release Date:

1 June 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amour fantôme  »

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Gross USA:

$25,000, 31 December 1990
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1.85 : 1
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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 »


Katie O'Dare Scott: Did I win? I did, didn't I?
Donald Trump: You were good.
Katie O'Dare Scott: I read your book. And I won. I did. I beat you.
Donald Trump: You were very good. You played the situation perfectly.
Katie O'Dare Scott: So I beat the situation. But not you?
Donald Trump: That's what you did.
Katie O'Dare Scott: I think you like to make mischief.
Donald Trump: You noticed that too?
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Visually stunning
21 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie is visually stunning. Who cares if she can act or not. Each scene is a work of art composed and captured by John Derek. The locations, set designs, and costumes function perfectly to convey what is found in a love story comprised of beauty, youth and wealth. In some ways I would like to see this movie as a tribute to John and Bo Derek's story. And...this commentary would not be complete without mentioning Anthony Quinn's role as father, mentor, lover, and his portrayal of a man, of men, lost to a bygone era when men were men. There are some of us who find value in strength and direction wrapped in a confidence that contributes to a sense of confidence, containment, and security. Yes, they do not make men like that anymore! But, then how often do you find women who are made like Bo Derek.

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