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
When they were filming the chase scene at night in New York City, it was really cold, and everyone else was bundled up except for Patrick Swayze's character Sam Wheat, and since he's a ghost they didn't want his breath showing so they had him chew ice. See more »
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 »
[after he spots Molly at the bank]
Oda Mae, we've gotta go!
Oda Mae Brown:
Well, I'd best go now! It's been a PLEASURE doing business with you! A real pleasure! Now may I keep this...
Oda Mae Brown:
[Sam pushes her chair to get her moving]
Say hi to Bob and Snookie for me, I'll see ya!
[She races off, talking frantically to Sam]
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The opening credits are half transparent like a ghost. See more »
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 »
After so many years, every time when I see this movie again, it always makes my eyes water! This is basically a simple story. However, the script writer by Bruce Joel Rubin and the director by Jerry Zucker are intelligent. They made the simple story a touching, interesting one. I think most people cried at the end of the movie. This reminded me another commercial successful movie "Titanic" in the year 1997. The music (composed by Maurice Jarre) was so moving. Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore played well, not to mention Whoopi Goldberg. Her performance was amazing!(she also had excellent acting in Spielberg's early masterpiece "The Color Purple") The visual effects by ILM was extraordinary in that time. By and large, this touching movie is not only a huge commercial success, but also a classic!
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