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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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Stanley Lawrence ...
Elevator Man
Christopher J. Keene ...
Elevator Man
Susan Breslau ...
Susan
Martina Deignan ...
Rose (as Martina Degnan)
Rick Kleber ...
Mover (as Richard Kleber)
Macka Foley ...
Mover
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Willie Lopez
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John Hugh ...
Surgeon
Sam Tsoutsouvas ...
Minister
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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Before City of Angels... There was Ghost! See more »


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13 July 1990 (USA)  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Oda Mae Brown was not written with Whoopi Goldberg in mind, but Patrick Swayze, an admirer of hers, convinced the producers that she would be right for 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

Sam Wheat: How long have you been here?
Subway Ghost: Since they pushed me.
Sam Wheat: Someone pushed you?
Subway Ghost: Yeah, someone pushed me.
Sam Wheat: Who?
Subway Ghost: What, you don't believe me? You think I fell? You think I jumped? Well, fuck you! It wasn't my time! I wasn't supposed to go! I'm not supposed to be here!
[the ghost kicks a cigarette machine, causing cigarette packs to fall out. He looks longingly at the cigarettes]
Subway Ghost: Oh, I'd give anything for a drag! Just one drag!
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The opening credits are half transparent like a ghost. 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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Agreeable and fascinating love story
28 September 2004 | by See 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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