Ghost

  • 15
  • Jerry Zucker (1990)
  • US
  • 121 min
Ghost
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

This romantic and glamorous mix of the sentimental and the supernatural reaps higher rewards than Patrick Swayze's acting ability deserves. He plays the murdered banker trying to warn girlfriend Demi Moore she's in mortal danger via psychic Whoopi Goldberg, who provides the comic moments so necessary to lighten the potentially maudlin atmosphere. In fact, her performance is so good, she deservedly won a best supporting actress Oscar. The special effects are a real treat, the love-beyond-the-grave theme is very touching and the ending is a wonderful piece of schmaltz. Who says sweetness and light are, er, dead?

Plot Summary

Romantic drama starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg. Soon after swearing his undying love to girlfriend Molly Jensen, investment banker Sam Wheat is killed by a mugger. Sam's troubled spirit refuses to leave Molly and he becomes her ghostly guardian, but how can he warn her that her life is in danger?

Cast and crew

Cast

Sam Wheat
Patrick Swayze
Molly Jensen
Demi Moore
Oda Mae Brown
Whoopi Goldberg
Carl Bruner
Tony Goldwyn
Willie Lopez
Rick Aviles
Louise
Gail Boggs
Clara
Armelia McQueen
Subway ghost
Vincent Schiavelli
Emergency room ghost
Phil Leeds
Rose
Martina Degnan
Surgeon
John Hugh
Rosa Santiago
Angelina Estrada
Susan
Susan Breslau
Minister
Sam Tsoutsouvas
Cemetery ghost
Sharon Breslau Cornell
Workman in loft
Thom Curley
Police sergeant
Stephen Root
Policewoman
Laura Drake
Orlando
Augie Blunt
Woman ghost
Alma Beltran
Ortisha
Vivian Bonnell

Crew

Director
Jerry Zucker

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
U.I.P. (UK)
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama