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Ghost Town (2008)

Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts.

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Joseph Badalucco Jr. ...
Accident Bystander (as Joe Badalucco)
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Tyree Michael Simpson ...
Sneezy Cop (as Tyre Simpson)
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Upper East Side Lady
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Bridget Moloney ...
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Greenpeace Guy (as Raymond Lee)
Joey Mazzarino ...
Food Delivery Guy
Brad Oscar ...
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Kathleen Landis ...
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Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy who pesters him into breaking up the impending marriage of his widow Gwen. That puts Pincus squarely in the middle of a triangle with spirited result. Written by Studio Approved Synopsis

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Dr. Bertram Pincus can see you now... See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some strong language, sexual humor and drug references | See all certifications »

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19 September 2008 (USA)  »

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La ville fantôme  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,012,315 (USA) (19 September 2008)

Gross:

$13,214,030 (USA) (7 November 2008)
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The WWII nurse ghost is played by Betty Gilpin. She became famous for portraying a Doctor - Dr. Carrie Roman in Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'. See more »

Goofs

When Gwen invited Pincus over for dinner, her fiancée Richard is called into work and leaves the apartment. As he is leaving watch his reflection in the photograph behind Gwen. You can see him open the door, but when he does he just stands still (who can hear the door close when he is still). See more »

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Bertram Pincus: [pointing at the dog] When did you get your horse?
Gwen: A couple of months ago. I found him at this shelter in Long Island. They were gonna put him down.
Bertram Pincus: Then they lost their nerve, did they?
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Crazy Credits

Directly after the end titles fade to black, there is a brief outburst of near-hysterical laughter. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.103 (2009) See more »

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Sideways
Written by Citizen Cope (as Clarence Greenwood)
Performed by Citizen Cope
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with SONY BMG Music Entertainment
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Good cheesy fun
10 November 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An English dentist (Ricky Gervais) living in Manhattan starts to see and hear ghosts, who won't leave him alone until he agrees to sort out a few things for them. To make things worse he is a loner / recluse who is sarcastic, offensive and completely devoid of any social skills.

Similar to Jack Nicholson's character from As Good As It Gets, however being a professional comedian gives Ricky an edge when delivering all those funny lines in the movie.

Funny, witty and touching in places and generally enjoyable. It's not going to be the best comedy of the year by a long shot but great if you're in the mood for something light-hearted and cheesy.

Worthy watching if not just for the scenes between Ricky and the dog.


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