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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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... Frank
... Young Husband
... 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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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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Dr. Bertram Pincus is named after the inventor of dental veneers, Dr. Charles Pincus. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Pincus finishes pouring the laxative into the glass, it is over 3/4 full. When he first raises the glass to drink from it, it is just over 1/2 full. See more »

Quotes

Bertram Pincus: [seeing Pepe's mummified penis in a jar] Woah! Well, I can see why he was King!
[Gwen laughs]
Bertram Pincus: No, really!
[Gwen laughs]
Bertram Pincus: Well, I can see he died happy...
Gwen: [laughs even harder] Okay, that's enough!
[closes jar]
Bertram Pincus: He must've had huge hands...
Gwen: No, no...
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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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References Women's Murder Club (2007) See more »

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Written by Citizen Cope (as Clarence Greenwood)
Performed by Citizen Cope
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with SONY BMG Music Entertainment
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Ghost Town (2008) ***
28 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

What really made this rather familiar story work for me was British comedian Ricky Gervais in the part of a grouchy NY dentist who starts seeing ghosts after he has a peculiar mishap during a routine colonoscopy. This is a lightweight comedy/drama/love story with elements that we've seen plenty of times before, but as I said I thought Gervais made all the difference, and it's his picture entirely. Had the part been played by Adam Sandler, Jim Carey, or some other over-exposed celebrity, it wouldn't have been as effective. Greg Kinnear is really an afterthought here as a dead man who keeps appealing to Gervais to help break up the inevitable wedding of his widow (Tea Leoni). *** out of ****


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