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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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He sees dead people... and they annoy him. 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)  »

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Grad duhova  »

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$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

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

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When Richard shows up to have Dr. Pincus look at his tooth, the tray of instruments and materials next to him changes completely after Dr. Pincus leaves and returns to the room. See more »

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Bertram Pincus: All work and no play makes Jack- a vital member of society.
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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 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.114 (2009) 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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Not exactly "laugh out loud funny", but very well done.
8 October 2008 | by See 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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