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A modern-day deputy tracks an abducted girl to a ghost town, and the spirits of the past who took her.

Directors:

Richard McCarthy (as Richard Governor), Mac Ahlberg (uncredited)

Writers:

Duke Sandefur, David Schmoeller (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Franc Luz ... Langley
Catherine Hickland ... Kate
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Devlin
Penelope Windust ... Grace
Bruce Glover ... Dealer
Zitto Kazann Zitto Kazann ... Blacksmith
Blake Conway Blake Conway ... Harper
Laura Schaefer ... Etta
Michael Alldredge ... Bubba
Ken Kolb Ken Kolb ... Ned
Will Hannah Will Hannah ... Billy
Henry Kendrick ... Weasel (as Henry Max Kendrick)
James Oscar Lee James Oscar Lee ... Jake
Charles Robert Harden Charles Robert Harden ... Tomas
Edward Gabel Edward Gabel ... Cletus
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Storyline

Deputy Langley tracks a kidnapped girl to an abandoned ghost town. However, the town is not abandoned, but haunted by the spirits of an outlaw, Devlin, and his gang, who hold the equally deceased townspeople hostage until the outlaws can be killed by a lawman. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

The good. The bad. The Satanic.

Genres:

Action | Horror | Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cidade Fantasma See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Constant changes to the script caused Richard McCarthy to walk off the set two weeks before principal photography was completed, which forced cinematographer Mac Ahlberg to take over as director. See more »

Goofs

Towards the beginning of the film, when Langley kneels down and picks up a handful of sand, you can clearly see the reflection of camera equipment in his sunglasses. See more »

Quotes

Dealer: Time is all we got in Cruz Del Diablo. Your future will wait 'til you get there. It's the past you can't do anything about.
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Connections

Referenced in Cellar Dweller (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

I am The Hunted
Written by Paul Sabu, Neil Citron & Bryant Markovitch
Performed by Swift Kick
Published by Jungle Boy Music, BMI.
Surrounded by Italians, BMI.
Markovitch Entertainment Group, BMI.
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There's something special about this movie!!
10 May 2000 | by dls-3See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie on a tape with three other movies. A friend of mind had loaned me the tape for the weekend and I kept it for another week or so because I kept watching over and over and over this movie Ghost Town. It dragged me in so deep, I felt there was a personal message for me that I had to get before I could return the video to my friend.

As you know it is a very interesting film that hops back and forth from present day to the eerie past when Devlin and his cronies ruled supreme in this town. It was of course up to our present day sheriff Langley to first of all rescue the lovely heroine and then in order to return to the present day, he had to kill Devlin.

I think one of the great things about this movie was the characters. I feel that whoever chose the characters in this movie did a fantastic job because each of the actors and actresses were quite believable in their roles--no plastic acting.

Maybe that was the thing that kept me watching that movie 12 times or more during the week I had borrowed my friend's video--the 'believability' of the film thanks to the great acting throughout.

Very worthwhile watching!!!


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