Marty "Alfred Molina" is a jazz musician, always a precarious source of livelihood even for the best-known performers. In this film, he is just barely getting by, living on the outskirts of a run-down town populated by Irish immigrants. Though this might be called a highly successful life for a jazz musician, it is hardly satisfying. He hangs out a bar called The Rose of Sharon and is friends with its irrepressible barmaid, Sheila "Maggie O'Neill". When Sheila introduces Marty to the ghostly inhabitants of a rocking chair, they embark on a series of adventures that result in satisfaction for all concerned - except for the bar's owner, who killed one of the ghosts "Marianne Faithfull" when she was among the living.
Did You Know?
Joe Strummer (The Clash) was responsible for the soundtrack, which ranged from dirty graveyard blues, to the beautiful Irish folk composition "Rose of Erin" with lots of spooky incidental noises in between. See more
Dedicated to The Ghosts Who Walk With Us See more
IN MY HEART
Written by Deanie Parker
(uncredited) and Steve Cropper
Performed by Barbara Brown & The Browns See more