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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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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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He sees dead people... and they annoy him. 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)

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$13,214,030 (USA) (7 November 2008)
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Dr. Bertram Pincus is named after the inventor of dental veneers, Dr. Charles Pincus. See more »

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When the close-up of the label is shown on the laxative agent Dr. Pincus is supposed to take, it shows the directions as: TAKE 1 TABLET DAILY WITH 8 OZ GLASS OF WATER, when it is a liquid solution. Also, it shows that the Colyte solution is 100mg per dose and that there are qty 50 doses, which if this were truely Colyte, one dose is 240 grams per 1 bottle which is 4000 ml. If you do the math, even if it was 100 mg per dose and he had 50 doses, that would be the equivilent of almost 21 bottles of the 240 gram solution. So he would have almost a full 21 4000ml bottles sitting in front of him instead of just 3. See more »

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Bertram Pincus: You can trust me. I'm a dentist.
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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 »

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Spoofs The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Which Way Your Heart Will Go
Written & Performed by Mason Jennings
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG Music Entertainment
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Death Becomes Him
20 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A true delight. Ghost Town is David Koepp's most original script since Death Becomes Her and Death Becomes Her is one of my favorite comedies of all time. Daring, hilarious and elegant. Ghost Town is set in a more recognizable world, recognizable from many different angles, at times it feels we've seen all this before but what sets it apart is its heart. There is real heart here and a real intention. Ricky Gervais is fantastic as the "no people person" his unlikeable persona becomes the most likable aspect of the movie. I was taken by Gervais's predicament and I was never allowed to slip away. I was entertained and delighted throughout. 8/10


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