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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

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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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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A love that will last forever. See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Ken Olin was considered for the role of Carl Bruner, but his committment to Thirtysomething (1987) prevented him from accepting the part. See more »

Goofs

Carl finds Sam's code book in a shoe box. He could easily have taken it earlier, or told Willie exactly where to find it, since he helped Molly pack up that shoe box himself. See more »

Quotes

Oda Mae Brown: My mother had it. My mother's mother had it. They both had the gift. They always said I had it, but I never did. I never had it. They told me what it was like. They told me all about it, but now that I got it, I don't think I want it. So do me a favor, just go away. Find somebody else.
Sam: Somebody else? You're out of your mind.
Oda Mae Brown: I'm gettin' there fast.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

German VHS version was cut for violence (the man with the broken window in his chest) to get a "Not under 12" rating. Some TV stations aired the complete version. See more »

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Referenced in Fuller House: Save the Dates (2016) See more »

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I'm Henry the VIII, I Am
by Fred Murray and R.P. Weston
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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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