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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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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

In the view down from the apartment that the air conditioner falls from, there are at least four air conditioners in other windows, directly below that apartment. When the air conditioner actually falls all those air conditioners are gone, and the air conditioner falls straight down. See more »

Quotes

Gwen: You don't like crowds?
Bertram Pincus: It's not so much the crowd, as the individuals within the crowd.
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Directly after the end titles fade to black, there is a brief outburst of near-hysterical laughter. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Please Be Patient With Me
Written by Jeff Tweedy
Performed by Wilco
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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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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