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Ghost (1990)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Swayze ... Sam Wheat
Demi Moore ... Molly Jensen
Whoopi Goldberg ... Oda Mae Brown
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 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)
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Storyline

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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You will believe. See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Duh See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,191,540, 15 July 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$217,631,306

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$290,000,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Demi Moore came up with rolling the jar down the stairs, as opposed to throwing it as scripted. See more »

Goofs

When the ghost of Orlando enters Oda Mae's body, he speaks to his widow Ortisha as if it's the first time he's seen her with the new hair color but he was standing alongside the séance and fully able to see Ortisha all the while. See more »

Quotes

Carl Bruner: You're lying to me! Don't *lie to me*!
[losing it]
Carl Bruner: Goddamn it!
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

U.S. TV edits replace the Subway Ghost's line "Fuck you" with "Forget you." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jack Frost (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Unchained Melody
Written by Alex North and Hy Zaret
Performed by The Righteous Brothers
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, A division of PolGram Records, Inc.
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Agreeable and fascinating love story
28 September 2004 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The motion picture concerns upon the starring's killing (Patrick Swayze) who returns from beyond to save his lover (Demi Moore) harassed by a devious killer . He's helped by a likable psychic (Woopy Goldberg) .

In the film there are a wonderful love story , humor , tearjerker , suspense , action and a little bit of horror.

Runtime film is appropriate , isn't slow-moving but adjusted and the movie is very entertaining.

Woopy Goldberg's interpretation is fantastic and humorous , she was Oscar winner to the category for supporting cast , a very well deserved prize .

The lover couple , Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze , are riveting but overblown sweets.

Maurice Jarre musical score is fascinating but principal song is copied from Alex North's theme.

Direction by Jerry Zucker is first class , better than his previous films like ¨Airplane¨ , ¨Top secret¨ or ¨Ruthless people¨.

The movie will appeal to fantasy buffs and love stories fans.

Rating: 6,5/10 . Good and well worth watching.


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