Adam and Barbara are a normal couple...who happen to be dead. They have given their precious time to decorate their house and make it their own, but unfortunately a family is moving in, and not quietly. Adam and Barbara try to scare them out, but end up becoming the main attraction to the money making family. They call upon Beetlejuice to help, but Beetlejuice has more in mind than just helping.Written by
In the first scene, Adam receives a Harry Bellefonte cassette in the mail. "The Banana Boat Song" is even briefly heard early on in the film after Adam and Barbara just died. The same song plays during Delia's dinner party later on in the film. See more »
Right after the Maitland's car falls into the river, a rope tied to the bumper can be seen. See more »
[in the waiting room of the afterlife]
Adam, is this what happens when you die?
This is what happens when *you* die.
[points at a gaunt man smoking]
That is what happens when *he* dies.
[points at a woman cut in half on the sofa reading]
And that is what happens when *they* die. It's all very personal. And I'll tell you something: if I knew then what I know now...
[shows her slit wrists]
...I wouldn't have had my little accident.
[the dead people laugh]
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The Geffen Company logo is accompanied by a ghoulish version of the Banana Boat song (sung by the film's composer Danny Elfman). See more »
In 1999, the film was re-released on VHS in the US with clamshell packaging. There are a few cuts to profanity in this release to make the film more family friendly: The barber in front of Adam's shop recounts an incident with a customer who had "hair down to his goddamn shoulders" it is altered to "hair down to his damn shoulders" using poor dubbing. Also the instance when Betelgeuse yells out "Nice fucking model!" and grabs his crotch is cut out. So after he kicks down the tree the next shot shows Adam putting it back up in the model. No other home video releases feature these cuts. See more »
Tim Burton's Beetlejuice is a great film. The director was given free reign to make his own film visually and it is great. The casting is good, but the standout is Michael Keaton. Keaton is absolutely hilarious in the title role. This movie is very funny and well done.
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