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Ghost Town (I) (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy  |  19 September 2008 (USA)
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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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Badalucco Jr. ...
Accident Bystander (as Joe Badalucco)
Tyree Michael Simpson ...
Sneezy Cop (as Tyre Simpson)
Sneezy Lady
Upper East Side Lady
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Dr. Bertram Pincus can see you now... 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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Release Date:

19 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La ville fantôme  »

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£6,370,608 (UK) (28 November 2008)

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The Beatles' "I'm Looking Through You" is used in the movie, one of the very few occasions where the original version of a Beatles song has been used in a film. See more »


At the end of the movie, Gwen came to visit Dr. Pincus in his office. The doctor was just finished with a patient, who then left the room. The doctor picked up a few of the now unsterile and contaminated instruments with his bare hands which would not be done without gloves on. Furthermore, he invited Gwen to sit in the chair so he could look at her sore tooth without first cleaning the room and putting out sterile instruments. See more »


Bertram Pincus: [batting at smoke] Nice. Fine example for healthcare workers. Still, I suppose smoking serves a purpose. Thins the herd. Weeds out the stupid.
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Directly after the end titles fade to black, there is a brief outburst of near-hysterical laughter. See more »


References Rawhide (1959) See more »


String Quartet Op. 1 No. 6 in C - 4th Movement
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Ghost Town (2008) ***
28 September 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

What really made this rather familiar story work for me was British comedian Ricky Gervais in the part of a grouchy NY dentist who starts seeing ghosts after he has a peculiar mishap during a routine colonoscopy. This is a lightweight comedy/drama/love story with elements that we've seen plenty of times before, but as I said I thought Gervais made all the difference, and it's his picture entirely. Had the part been played by Adam Sandler, Jim Carey, or some other over-exposed celebrity, it wouldn't have been as effective. Greg Kinnear is really an afterthought here as a dead man who keeps appealing to Gervais to help break up the inevitable wedding of his widow (Tea Leoni). *** out of ****

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