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Ghost

Ghost

Jerry Zucker (1990)

121min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
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?

Summary

The spirit of a murdered executive tries to find a way to help his girlfriend bring his killer to justice and enlists the aid of a fraudulent medium - who is amazed and baffled when her psychic powers turn out to be all too real. Romantic fantasy, starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn and an Oscar-winning Whoopi Goldberg.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Jerry Zucker
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Other Information

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

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