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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 (story by), Oliver Eberle (story by) | 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 »

Company Credits

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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 »

Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Imagination
Written by Belouis Some
Performed by Belouis Some
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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emmerich's best work to date...BY FAR
29 November 1999 | by priest.21See all my reviews

this movie exemplifies the captivating adventure a ridiculous ghost/beast to can add to a somewhat atrocious plot. this ghost is a recipe for fun and comedy as jason lively and friends search for the MILLIONS. as this high-tailed hilarity becomes almost unbearable, this fun loving ghost materializes and just about makes you choke on your own laughter. fun for children and senior citizens, but not middle aged soccer moms. what makes this even better.....jason lively is the pompous idiot from european vacation, only now he has a mullet! pure casting genius! amen.


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