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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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Cast

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Young Husband
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Young Wife
Joseph Badalucco Jr. ...
Accident Bystander (as Joe Badalucco)
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Accident Bystander
Tyree Michael Simpson ...
Sneezy Cop (as Tyre Simpson)
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Sneezy Lady
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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 ...
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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This place is so dead. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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19 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Grad duhova  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,012,315, 21 September 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,214,030, 9 November 2008
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Trivia

Dr. Bertram Pincus is named after the inventor of dental veneers, Dr. Charles Pincus. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Pincus is asked to take a look at the mummy because of his expertise as a dentist, he takes out his pocket calendar and opens it to the very beginning of the book near January or maybe February. However, the very next scene shows the bright colors of fall in Central Park which would be near September. However, he may be using an academic diary, which begins in August or September. See more »

Quotes

Gwen: We just get the one life, you know. Just one. You can't live someone else's or think it's more important just because it's more dramatic. What happens matters. Maybe only to us, but it matters.
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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

References The Shining (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

String Quartet Op. 1 No. 6 in C - 4th Movement
Written by Joseph Haydn (as Franz Joseph Haydn)
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this plot has been done so many times
7 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

The main problem with this movie was that it's been done numerous times. There has been many movies about someone who can see the dead and then they try to help the deceased's loved ones. This movie uses a lot of dark, dry humor that is funny at times. Dr. Pincus is played by Brit, Ricky Gervais, and he is constantly a jerk. He always talks about how he hates people and makes rude comments. He dies during a surgery but is revived and can now see and talk to ghosts. Ghost Frank, gets Pincus's help to deal with his widow whom is going to marry someone else. Frank cheated on her and she hasn't forgiven him. Pincus goes out a few times with her and of course likes her even though he's such a jerk and she likes him for some unknown reason. Can Frank solve his problems so is spirit can leave the earth?

FINAL VERDICT: It was OK,but sort of boring since this is an old concept. I don't recommend it unless you just have several hours to waste and can catch this on cable.


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