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Ghost Chase (1987)

Hollywood Monster (original title)
In an old Hollywood mansion, the spirit of an old family retainer inhabits an old grandfather clock. When a movie company uses the mansion for a film, the spirit inhabits the body of an ... See full summary »

Director:

Roland Emmerich

Writers:

Roland Emmerich (screenplay), Thomas Kubisch (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jason Lively ... Warren McCloud
Tim McDaniel Tim McDaniel ... Fred
Jill Whitlow ... Laurie Sanders
Leonard Lansink ... Karl
Paul Gleason ... Stan Gordon
Ian MacNaughton Ian MacNaughton ... Frederick McCloud (as Ian McNaughton)
Chuck Mitchell ... Mr. Rosenbaum
Julian Curry Julian Curry ... Lawyer
Cynthia Frost Cynthia Frost ... Secretary
Andreas Kovac-Zemen Andreas Kovac-Zemen ... Pawn Shop Owner
Toby Kaye Toby Kaye ... Laurie's Girlfriend
Larry Pennell ... Bum (as Larry Pennel)
Ernie Lively ... Production Manager
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Storyline

In an old Hollywood mansion, the spirit of an old family retainer inhabits an old grandfather clock. When a movie company uses the mansion for a film, the spirit inhabits the body of an alien and persuades the two filmmakers to track down an old house that will resolve a family scandal. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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On the stroke of midnight something strange and wonderful will happen as you're taken on a wild ... "Ghost Chase"


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

West Germany | USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

1 January 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost Chase See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Director's Cut)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of director Roland Emmerich's (Independence Day) first films. See more »

Crazy Credits

The credits revolve around pink objects such as eyes. Also of note are the wording in the credits, some words like "filmproduction" (sic) are found. These are typical of German, as they often put two words together to form a compound noun. See more »

Alternate Versions

Director's Cut runs 22 minutes longer. See more »


Soundtracks

Imagination
Written by Belouis Some
Performed by Belouis Some
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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Comment on very recent viewing of Ghost Chase (or H. Monster)
8 November 2005 | by demedici-3See all my reviews

Re. Ghost Chase (or, Hollywood Monster).

I had the pleasure of seeing the film on video today. And survived it.

A principal problem -- perhaps part and parcel of severe budget problems -- is that the principal ghost figure, Louis, looks like a big rubber doll and the trick with his British accent is no fun at all.

All the characters play in three speeds: frantic, more frantic, most frantic, and we never see them functioning as real people (as one of your responders mentions). The ending is hysterical and hyperactive and without much head or tail to it. Why didn't they die in the next to last shot? A principal loss suggested above is that the sympathy which makes one forget many flaws in a story is missing, as the characters, good or bad or indifferent, are not three dimensional in any way. The girl's workplace is a sole exception.

Best, demedici


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