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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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Storyline

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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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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$25,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final theatrical film to have been directed by John Derek, best known as Joshua from The Ten Commandments (1956), who also wrote, produced, and edited this film. See more »

Quotes

Donald Trump: Be assured, Mrs. Scott, that in this room there are knives sharp enough to cut you to the bone and hearts cold enough to eat yours as hors-d'oeuvres.
Katie O'Dare Scott: You're too pretty to be bad!
Donald Trump: You noticed.
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Ghosts Can't Do The Supersonic Bangin' Pelvic Hustle!
21 September 2005 | by newnoirSee all my reviews

I saw this obvious schlock fest on a video store shelf. And before i got my first VCR I figured I'd christen it with this little gem and it's bad film-making at it's finest!

The dialog is inadvertently hilarious. And it contains a cameo with Donald Trump. Anthony Quinn is in it inexplicably. And much like Christopher Walken seemed to want to star in every bad movie in his later years. This movie is Mr. Quinn's Country Bears.

It features lines like, "Shut up and let me FIGHT!!!"

And "You're saying a lot of sh_it!"

And the priceless comeback: "Unfortunately it is sh_it, tough angry sh_it!"

You'll be awed by a fight scene as Bo does a SOMMERSAULT across a billiard table! And does a nice kung fu kick when she comes up from the roll! Chop socky action and T and A thrills!!!

What schlock movie fan could ask for more? Oh, and when Mr. Quinn's character commits suicide and and comes back to haunt Bo as a ghost she asks him why he killed himself rather then deal with his debilitating illness? He says, "Real men don't eat quiche."

Uh, aaa, yeah. If Bo was a smart cookie she woulda called for an exorcist right then and there!


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