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
The only Best Picture Oscar nominee of the year to be also nominated for Original Screenplay. See more »
When Sam is on the train, he is pushed violently through the rails, cabin doors, but hits his head on the last cart. See more »
Oda Mae Brown:
I know you don't think I'm giving this 4 million dollars to a bunch of nuns!
Think of it this way, you'll go to Heaven.
Oda Mae Brown:
I don't want to go to Heaven, I want to go to the bank and cash a GODDAMN CHECK!
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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 »
Your spirit will believe! One of the best of the 90's.
When seeing "Ghost" 16 years ago with friends, and family I knew that this film would go down as a classic and it did it's one of the 90's best films. The movie in my opinion is so successful because of the many themes it's associated with it's not only a love story, but also this film has plenty of comedic moments while at the same time the main characters face a web of betrayal. The plot is well written with many turns as Patrick Swayze gives a strong performance as a New York City banker, who is gunned down and killed right in front of his sweetheart(Demi Moore)and all of this is over a dirty investment scandal. "Ghost" then gets very interesting when the Swayze character finds out that the after life does indeed occur! He can see people, but they can't see him! Never fear the only hope is to team with a psychic(Whoopi Goldberg who rightfully wins an Academy-Award for best supporting actress) to uncover the truth behind his murder and to rescue his love(Demi Moore). Overall this movie is a great romance that touches your heart, and makes you appreciate your loved ones especially after their gone. The laughs are also good with Whoopi and it's nice to see the now late Vincent Schiavelli have a small part as a subway ghost, who helps Patrick believe in his supernatural powers. Overall again one of the best movies of the 90's that taught us love, hope, and made us a believer that our past loved ones could be ghost. Also this picture helped make Demi Moore a superstar in the 90's, as she would earn 12 to 15 million a picture during this decade.
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