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 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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Before City of Angels... There was Ghost! See more »


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Of all the characters Bruce Joel Rubin has written, Oda Mae Brown remains his favorite. See more »

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Willie Lopez returns home and calls someone (presumably Carl) to tell him he couldn't get Sam's code book, because Molly came back home. But Molly was only out of the apartment because Carl coaxed her into leaving, and she wasn't gone for very long. So, Carl should know that he wouldn't have had enough time to get the booklet, and he should have known that Molly was coming back home when they parted company. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Molly Jensen: [when Sam was making a hole when Carl and Molly appear] Oh, this is great!
Sam Wheat: Wow!
Molly Jensen: Oh, that's incredible. There's got to be seven or eight feet up there.
Sam Wheat: And eighty years of dust. We could put our bedroom upstairs, and get all this space.
Molly Jensen: Oh, look at all this height.
Sam Wheat: For what?
[coughs]
Molly Jensen: Just space.
Molly Jensen: [they started smashing on the walls] One! Two! Three!
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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 »


Soundtracks

Since I Fell for You
Written by Buddy Johnson
Performed by The Righteous Brothers
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, A division of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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Hard not to like it.
18 February 2002 | by bilahnSee all my reviews

"Ghost" isn't very subtle, and similar themes have been done elsewhere with more depth, but I say just relax and enjoy. The best reason is of course, Whoopi Goldberg, who is hilarious and as always, very good. As for the story and the characters' reactions not being plausible, you really need to have a little imagination when you watch movies! I give any movie credit for not being bad, since there are so many dreary movies out there, and Ghost is not bad.


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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:

$505,703,557
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Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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