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Giving Up the Ghost (1998)

Unrated | | Comedy | TV Movie 7 September 1998
A dead man comes back to try to convince his wife to join him in the afterlife.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lynne Deragon
Tricia Williams ...
Philip Akin ...
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Pam Hyatt ...
Frieda Anton
Bill Anton
Matthew 'Bulldog' Phelps


After a woman's husband dies while jogging in the park, the young widow's deep grief helps to awaken his ghost. The ghost urges her to commit suicide to join him in the afterlife. While the young woman is making up her mind about suicide, her husband's ghost helps with a current murder case. (The young couple were both lawyers in the same practice.) Written by E. D. Edwards <ededward@uncg.edu>

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7 September 1998 (USA)  »

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Anna und der Geist  »

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A "woman's movie"for everyone
6 February 2001 | by (Victoria B.C.) – See all my reviews

As usual, the only films worth seeing these days are on the History Channel, or the Women's Television Network.

Such a WTN movie is "Giving Up The Ghost", the story of a grief-stricken wife who is revisited by her husband's ghost. If you think you've heard this one before, stop.

It's not your usual adrenaline-driven cliche-riddled vehicle for some glam star, but, at times, a case of "Be careful what you wish for" I'll say no more, not wishing to mar your enjoyment of a fresh and highly entertaining movie. Go, see...and I do mean that it's a movie for everyone

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