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Ghost Town (2008)

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Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Frank
... Young Husband
Dequina Moore ... Young Wife
Joseph Badalucco Jr. ... Accident Bystander (as Joe Badalucco)
... Accident Bystander
Tyree Michael Simpson ... Sneezy Cop (as Tyre Simpson)
... Sneezy Lady
... Pincus
... Upper East Side Lady
... Dr. Prashar
Bridget Moloney ... Receptionist
... Greenpeace Guy (as Raymond Lee)
Joey Mazzarino ... Food Delivery Guy
Brad Oscar ... Day Doorman
Kathleen Landis ... Resident
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Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy who pesters him into breaking up the impending marriage of his widow Gwen. That puts Pincus squarely in the middle of a triangle with spirited result. Written by Studio Approved Synopsis

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This place is so dead. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some strong language, sexual humor and drug references | See all certifications »

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19 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Grad duhova  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,012,315, 21 September 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,214,030, 9 November 2008
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Trivia

The WWII nurse ghost is played by Betty Gilpin. She became famous for portraying a doctor - Dr. Carrie Roman in Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'. See more »

Goofs

The doctor asks if his hallucinations are "visual or oral" (possibly "aural"). No doctor uses "oral" or "aural" to describe auditory hallucinations. She would say "hearing voices" for a non-medically trained patient. For a dentist, the term "auditory" would surely be used. See more »

Quotes

Surgeon: Not a real people person, are you, Dr. Pincus?
Bertram Pincus: Not really. Given a choice between a few people and loads of people, I choose my cat. She hunts dwarves. She takes them up the tree. They're still alive. You can see their little legs going. Sounds like Norah Jones when she plays the piano.
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Crazy Credits

Directly after the end titles fade to black, there is a brief outburst of near-hysterical laughter. See more »

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Referenced in The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (2008) See more »

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Sabre Dance
Written by Aram Khachaturyan (as Aram Khachaturian)
Played by violinist whilst the crowd chases Pincus through Central Park
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Death Becomes Him
20 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

A true delight. Ghost Town is David Koepp's most original script since Death Becomes Her and Death Becomes Her is one of my favorite comedies of all time. Daring, hilarious and elegant. Ghost Town is set in a more recognizable world, recognizable from many different angles, at times it feels we've seen all this before but what sets it apart is its heart. There is real heart here and a real intention. Ricky Gervais is fantastic as the "no people person" his unlikeable persona becomes the most likable aspect of the movie. I was taken by Gervais's predicament and I was never allowed to slip away. I was entertained and delighted throughout. 8/10


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