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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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David Koepp
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Kinnear ... Frank
Jordan Carlos ... Young Husband
Dequina Moore Dequina Moore ... Young Wife
Joseph Badalucco Jr. Joseph Badalucco Jr. ... Accident Bystander (as Joe Badalucco)
Brian Hutchison ... Accident Bystander
Tyree Michael Simpson Tyree Michael Simpson ... Sneezy Cop (as Tyre Simpson)
Julia Murney ... Sneezy Lady
Ricky Gervais ... Pincus
Claire Lautier ... Upper East Side Lady
Aasif Mandvi ... Dr. Prashar
Bridget Moloney ... Receptionist
Raymond J. Lee ... Greenpeace Guy (as Raymond Lee)
Joey Mazzarino Joey Mazzarino ... Food Delivery Guy
Brad Oscar ... Day Doorman
Kathleen Landis Kathleen Landis ... Resident
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Storyline

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grad duhova See more »

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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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1.85 : 1
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The second mummy mentioned in the speech on Egyptology was referred to "mummy 1999.1.4". This is the official designation for the mummy of Rameses I. See more »

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When Bertram Pincus tries on the new shirt and works on his hair in the mirror, there is obviously no store tag hanging from the back of the collar. But later, at the museum, the store tag is there. See more »

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Frank Herlihy: I got to tell you, nobody was more excited than the naked guy.
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String Quartet Op. 1 No. 6 in C - 4th Movement
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Not exactly "laugh out loud funny", but very well done.
8 October 2008 | by Vic_maxSee all my reviews

While this movie is comedy, it's not really a major "laugh-fest" or anything - but it is very well done and interesting to watch. If you're a fan of Ricky Gervais, he's only an actor here, not the writer or producer - so don't expect lots of Gervais-inspired humor. However, do expect a clever and charming romantic comedy.

Basically, the movie is about a dentist (Gervais) who temporarily dies during a routine medical procedure. This experience gives him the ability to see all the dead people who are milling about. One of them is resourceful enough to get Gervais' character to interfere with his former wife's engagement ... and the story progresses from there.

Gervais puts in a great performance as the socially repugnant dentist. Unpleasant as he is, he's fun to watch and you want to see what his every next move will be. Greg Kinnear (who plays the ghost pressuring Gervais) does a good job too; he's pretty believable in his role. The other characters are more or less one-dimensional and not quite as interesting. However, together with Gervais and Kinnear, everyone more or less of shines.

While the story is a bit predictable, the interesting characters, charming nature of the tale and all-around quality of movie-making make this film worth a watch.


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