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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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This place is so dead. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Gross USA:

$13,214,030
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The ghosts do not cast reflections in mirrors, but do cast reflections in other reflective surfaces (such as the bar scene near the beginning of the movie). See more »

Quotes

Frank Herlihy: I got to tell you, nobody was more excited than the naked guy.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Life's Too Short: Episode #1.1 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Sabre Dance
Written by Aram Khachaturyan (as Aram Khachaturian)
Played by violinist whilst the crowd chases Pincus through Central Park
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A Gem
23 May 2014 | by harrypaulson-111See all my reviews

I can't understand how I missed it. Written and directed by David Koepp, the man who wrote "Apartment Zero" and "Death Becomes Her" with Martin Donovan, a personal hero of mine. Not to mention some of the biggest moneymakers of the last two decades. "Ghost Town" strives for something else, it pinpoints the goodness hidden in the heart of someone who, perhaps, never knew was there. A comedy of personal discovery no less. I was moved and delighted. Ricky Gervais goes through it, stumbling over himself with an innocence that is as real as it is mysterious. I connected with him half way through and it took me by surprise. I was loving a character that at the beginning I thought was funny but despicable. That for me means I've learned something. Thank you.


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