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Director:
Writer:
John Derek (by)
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Release Date:
1 June 1990 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Only her desire can make him rise again
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
4 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Visually stunning See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Directed by
John Derek 
 
Writing credits
John Derek (by)

Produced by
Chandran Rutnam .... associate producer
Bo Derek .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Junior Homrich 
Randy Tico  (as Randall Tico)
 
Cinematography by
John Derek (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
John Derek 
 
Casting by
Ellen Lang 
 
Production Design by
Errol Kelly (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Norma Collins .... hair stylist (as Norma Bass)
Norma Collins .... makeup artist (as Norma Bass)
Lucky Mathangaweera .... makeup artist: Sri Lanka
Sesha Pallihakkara .... makeup artist: Sri Lanka
Lorraine Altamura .... second makeup assistant (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Scot Evans .... post-production supervisor
Rick Nathanson .... production manager: Wyoming
Anthony Ray .... production manager (as Anthony M. Ray)
Ainsley De Silva .... production manager: Sri Lanka (uncredited)
Frank Hildebrand .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elmo Halliday .... second assistant director: Sri Lanka
Kelly Schroeder .... first assistant director: Wyoming
D.B. 'Warner' Warnasiri .... first assistant director: Sri Lanka (as D.B. Warnasiri)
 
Art Department
S.B.I. Amadoru .... property department
Sena Ma Bulage .... art department
H.D. Kariyawasam .... property department
Errol Kelly .... art department
A. Nandariri .... constructor
S. Navaratne .... constructor
Sunil Wijeratne .... art department
 
Sound Department
Golden Felton .... sound editor
Darrell Hall .... assistant sound editor
Robert Heffernan .... adr editor
David M. Ice .... sound editor (as David Ice)
John Kwiatkowski .... sound editor
Steve Pederson .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Portman .... sound re-recording mixer
John Post .... foley artist
Alan Potter .... sound editor
Michael P. Redbourn .... sound (as Michael Redbourn)
Richard Shorr .... sound
Mark Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Tony Smyles .... sound mixer
Ken Troisi .... assistant sound editor
Bill Ward .... assistant sound editor
Christopher T. Welch .... adr editor
Christopher T. Welch .... sound editor
Richard Shorr .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Reinhard Stergar .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Brouillet .... stills assistant
John S. Campbell .... gaffer: Wyoming (as John Campbell)
Joel Carmichael .... key grip: Wyoming
John Derek .... camera operator
Todd Dos Reis .... second assistant camera: Wyoming
Michael Gfelner .... first assistant camera: Wyoming
B. Godwyn .... grip: Sri Lanka
K. Gunatileke .... camera assistant: Sri Lanka
Donald Karunaratna .... gaffer: Sri Lanka (as Donald Karunaratne)
A. Madugalla .... grip: Sri Lanka
Terry Moses .... electrician: Wyoming
K. Pathiratne .... electrician: Sri Lanka
M. Ranasinghe .... electrician: Sri Lanka
Melvin Reams .... best boy: Wyoming
Nikolaus Starkmeth .... assistant camera
Mitch Gulbin .... key grip: second unit (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Priyatha Athula .... wardrobe
Nikki Hodges .... wardrobe: Wyoming
Akushla Sellaiyah .... wardrobe
William Westbrook .... wardrobe: Wyoming
 
Editorial Department
Brad Arensman .... executive in charge of post-production
Tyler Butler .... post-production coordinator
Laurie Handler .... post-production assistant
Sharon McGeeney .... negative cutter
Brian Ralph .... negative cutter
Brian K. Roberts .... post-production assistant (as Brian Roberts)
 
Location Management
Ainsley De Silva .... location manager: Sri Lanka
 
Music Department
Dominic Camardella .... music engineer
Dominic Camardella .... musician: piano
Randy Cobb .... musician: guitar
Jeff Elliot .... musician: trumpets
Steve Kujala .... musician: flute solos
Gary Meek .... musician: alto, soprano and tenor saxophone solos
Walfredo Reyes .... musician: drum solos
John Scozzano .... musician: accordion
Jim Shaffer .... assistant music engineer
Jim Sitterly .... musician: violin solos
Mark Snow .... music consultant
Dave Tolegian .... musician: tenor and baritone saxophone
Barbara Wood .... vocal soloist
 
Other crew
Diana Adams .... production accountant: Wyoming (as Diana Johnson)
Claude G. Albuquerque .... special assistant
Eva Banhidi .... script supervisor
Imthiaz Cader .... production department
Tink Ten Eyck .... production accountant
Chandrasiri Gunartne .... production department
Jim Hawks .... stand-in: Wyoming
Barry Hostetler .... production assistant: Wyoming (as Barry Hosttetler)
Avram 'Butch' Kaplan .... production controller
Mickey Knox .... dialogue supervisor
Bettina Paladini .... production accountant: USA
Catherine Roehl .... production accountant: USA
Gail Schacht .... production coordinator: USA
Vidette Schine .... production assistant: USA
Suzanne Unvert .... production coordinator: USA
Brad Stephens .... publicist (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Moshe Diamant .... thanks (as Moshe)
Abdullah Hamid .... thanks: for the pleasure of filming in the Maldive Islands
Kerry Perez .... very special thanks: for doing everything in every department (as Kerry Collins-Perez)
B.I. Saleem .... thanks: for the pleasure of filming in the Maldive Islands
Eduard Sarlui .... thanks (as Eduardo)
Richard Shorr .... very special thanks: for sound and much more
Imaging Spence .... thanks: for Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Ahmed Zahir .... thanks: for the pleasure of filming in the Maldive Islands (as Mr. Ahmed Zahir - Director of Tourism)
 

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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Katie O'Dare Scott:I'm your girl all right. But you're not my man, you're my ghost!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Frazetta: Painting with Fire (2003)See more »

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13 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Visually stunning, 21 March 2005
Author: WDubonnet from United States

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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