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John Derek (writer)
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Release Date:
1 June 1990 (USA) See more »
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Only her desire can make him rise again
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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4 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Directed by
John Derek 
 
Writing credits
John Derek (writer)

Produced by
Chandran Rutnam .... associate producer
Bo Derek .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Junior Homrich 
Randy Tico  (as Randall Tico)
 
Cinematography by
John Derek 
 
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)
 
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
Ainsley De Silva .... location manager: Sri Lanka
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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Cameo: [Donald Trump]himselfSee more »
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Katie O'Dare Scott:My dead husband wants to possess your body.See more »
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Referenced in Frazetta: Painting with Fire (2003)See more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
GHOSTS CAN'T DO IT (John Derek, 1990) BOMB, 29 January 2009
Author: MARIO GAUCI (marrod@melita.com) from Naxxar, Malta

I've now watched all four Bo Derek vehicles directed by her husband, John; all are quite terrible, of course, but this is certainly the pits. Featuring the usual flimsy plot, bad scripting – by the director, naturally – and acting, not to mention gratuitous nudity by the star, it deals with her losing much older husband Anthony Quinn (she accepts his shotgun suicide by saying he had always admired Hemingway!!) but who continues to appear and talk to her. In fact, he wants to come back in another, younger body…but actually does so only in the very last scene! Derek is lovely as always, and still playing naïve(!) – especially during a muddled mid-section which has her pursued by a hired killer at a spa. Quinn, too, is typically larger-than-life (read: hammy) here, but this easily constitutes his nadir; besides, for much of the duration, he acts from behind a piece of shiny plastic (presumably suggesting his being in some sort of limbo)! His 'replacement', then, is obviously a handsome-looking stud who hasn't a lick of talent or even personality. Also featured in the cast are Hollywood veterans Don Murray (as Quinn's best friend and Bo's business consultant) and Julie Newmar (as Quinn's guardian angel in the afterlife) – plus a surprising cameo appearance by billionaire Donald Trump (who presumably needed this on his resume')! It also goes without saying that John Derek was his own cinematographer on the film, that the end credits are filled with useless (and corny) expressions of gratitude to the many people who lent a helping hand, and that GHOSTS CAN'T DO IT swept the board at the 1990 Razzie Awards!

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