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Release Date:
1 June 1990 (USA) See more »
Only her desire can make him rise again
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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  (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 .... re-recording mixer
Richard Portman .... re-recording mixer
John Post .... foley artist
Alan Potter .... sound editor
Michael P. Redbourn .... sound (as Michael Redbourn)
Richard Shorr .... sound
Mark Smith .... 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)
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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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Iceland:L | Portugal:M/12 | South Korea:18 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #30081)
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Cameo: [Donald Trump]himselfSee more »
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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15 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
John Derek can't do it, 1 July 1999
Author: Mattias from Sweden

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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