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Ghosts Can't Do It (1989)

Elderly Scott kills himself after a heart attack wrecks his body, but then comes back as a ghost and convinces his loving young hot wife Kate to pick and kill a young man in order for Scott to possess his body and be with her again.

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John Derek

Writer:

John Derek (by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bo Derek ... Katie O'Dare Scott
Anthony Quinn ... Scott
Don Murray ... Winston
Julie Newmar ... Angel
Victoria Burgoyne ... Sabine
Henry Jayasena Henry Jayasena ... Mayor
Mickey Knox ... The Pill Man
Wade Collings Wade Collings ... Reverend
Leo Damian Leo Damian ... Fausto
Gerry Spence Gerry Spence ... Wyoming Preacher
Richard Sherman Richard Sherman ... Dr. Frank
Cotton Gray Cotton Gray ... Cotton
Jane Damian Jane Damian ... Lisabeth
Herb Tanney Herb Tanney ... Marriage Priest (as Sy Tanney)
Carole J. Fleck Carole J. Fleck ... Nurse
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Scott and Kate are married and very much in love with each other. Scott is more than 60 years old, while Kate is at least thirty years younger. When Scott dies, his soul cannot get peace and he becomes a ghost only Kate can see and speak with. Scott wants to return to life, and him and Kate hatch a plan to let a young man drown so that Scott can take over his body. Also, Kate must handle Scott's company's business deal that involves Donald Trump as well as the mob. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Only her desire can make him rise again


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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amour fantôme See more »

Filming Locations:

Jackson, Wyoming, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$25,000, 31 December 1990
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This film is listed among The 100 Most Amusingly Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book "The Official Razzie® Movie Guide." See more »

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Katie O'Dare Scott: I'm your girl all right. But you're not my man, you're my ghost!
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Neither can Bo....
11 August 1999 | by Mister-6See all my reviews

"Ghost" did this kind of story better.

Of course, comparing "Ghost" to "Ghosts Can't Do It" is like comparing a banquet line to a compost heap.

As much as I like a good Bo Derek nude scene (for all the umpteen times I've seen them), here they're all just so... and I can't believe I'm saying this... BORING.

Yes, you heard me.

She gets naked, yes. She dances seductively in what John Derek must have thought was a clever variation on the same type of dance scene in "Flashdance". She strips down to nothing on the beach. Dips down into a hot tub, sans clothes. And blah blah blah....

But she just stands there. Yes, she stood there in her other movies, too. But it was the WAY she stood there that got to you, if you know what I mean, guys. Yeah, sure you do.

And let's not even get into what Anthony Quinn, Julie Newmar and Donald Trump are doing in a movie where everyone is more interested in seeing how Bo is going to get naked in the next scene.

Oh, I'm sure John had his own ideas of making Bo the next Helen Hayes (snicker, snicker...), save for one big difference: BO CAN NOT ACT. Nudity. Standing around with her mouth partially open. If that were all acting were, then yes, Bo would already be the next Helen Hayes.

But here in the real world....

One star. Even I was bored by this one, and that's not easy to do with me. I'd give this one no stars but darn it, Bo, when you look at me with your mouth partially open....


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