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Ghost (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 13 July 1990 (USA)
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After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.

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Jerry Zucker
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Swayze ... Sam Wheat
Demi Moore ... Molly Jensen
Tony Goldwyn ... Carl Bruner
Stanley Lawrence Stanley Lawrence ... Elevator Man
Christopher J. Keene Christopher J. Keene ... Elevator Man
Susan Breslau Susan Breslau ... Susan
Martina Deignan Martina Deignan ... Rose (as Martina Degnan)
Rick Kleber ... Mover (as Richard Kleber)
Macka Foley Macka Foley ... Mover
Rick Aviles ... Willie Lopez
Phil Leeds ... Emergency Room Ghost
John Hugh John Hugh ... Surgeon
Sam Tsoutsouvas Sam Tsoutsouvas ... Minister
Sharon Breslau Sharon Breslau ... Cemetery Ghost (as Sharon Breslau Cornell)
Vincent Schiavelli ... Subway Ghost
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Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the Earth as a powerless spirit. When he learns of Carl's betrayal, Sam must seek the help of psychic Oda Mae Brown to set things right and protect Molly from Carl and his goons. Written by Jwelch5742

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Before City of Angels... There was Ghost! See more »


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Trivia

Sondra Rubin: Writer Bruce Joel Rubin's mother, who played the nun who faints over the size of the check that Oda Mae endorses. See more »

Goofs

When Willie is fighting with Sam just prior to shooting him you can see that the gun Willie is using (Walther PPK or similar clone) is in the safe position (i.e. manual safety/decocker is vertical rather than horizontal). Such a gun should not fire. See more »

Quotes

Sam: Well, I loved it. I was spellbound the whole time.
Molly: I could tell. So could the rest of the audience with that resonating snore of yours.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are half transparent like a ghost. See more »

Alternate Versions

There are two different versions for the same scene. In one Oda Mae talks to Molly about Sam' s ghost behind Molly' s apartment door. However, in the other version, Molly comes down to the street and meets Oda Mae, and at the next scene they are discussing about Sam at a coffee place. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) See more »

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Kyrie Opening
by David Hykes
Performed by David Hykes and the Harmonic Choir
Courtesy of The Harmonic Arts Society, Inc.
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Entertainingly Sweet
21 September 2019 | by sterlinrivera-2000See all my reviews

Ghost is easily Swayze's 2nd best film. It has a great love story, good acting, and holds up nearly 30 years later.

The film tells the story of Sam (Patrick Swayze) and Molly (Demi Moore). Sam is a banker and Molly is an artist, and they strongly love each other. Sam then gets murdered by his business partner Carl (Tony Goldwyn), and is now on Earth as a spirit. He then meets a psychic, Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg) and must have her help him protect Molly from Carl and his goons.

The film had a pretty basic story, and had sweet romance to it. Swayze and Moore had great chemistry, and he also shared great screen time with Whoopi Goldberg.

The movie went in a pretty fine pace. Some parts kind of dragged on for too long, but wasn't bad at all.

The ending is sad, especially if you watch it now since Patrick Swayze is no longer with us. But regardless, Ghost is still a pretty good movie and I would call it a classic without a doubt.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,191,540, 15 July 1990

Gross USA:

$217,631,306

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$505,870,681
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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