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Ghost

  • Fantasy
  • Drama
  • 1990
  • Jerry Zucker
  • 121 mins
  • 12

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?

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

In a movie that blends the sentimental with the supernatural, Patrick Swayze stars as the murdered man trying to warn girlfriend Demi Moore that she is in danger. Whoopi Goldberg plays the psychic he communicates through, and she provides the comic moments to lighten the potentially maudlin atmosphere. Goldberg's performance deservedly won her a best supporting actress Oscar, and Bruce Joel Rubin bagged another Academy Award for his screenplay. The special effects are a real treat, the love-beyond-the-grave theme is very touching, and the ending is wonderfully schmaltzy. Who said that sweetness and light were, erm, dead?

Credits

Cast

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Sam WheatPatrick Swayze
Molly JensenDemi Moore
Oda Mae BrownWhoopi Goldberg
Carl BrunerTony Goldwyn
Willie LopezRick Aviles
LouiseGail Boggs
ClaraArmelia McQueen
Subway ghostVincent Schiavelli
Emergency room ghostPhil Leeds
RoseMartina Degnan
SurgeonJohn Hugh
Rosa SantiagoAngelina Estrada
SusanSusan Breslau
MinisterSam Tsoutsouvas
Cemetery ghostSharon Breslau Cornell
Workman in loftThom Curley
Police sergeantStephen Root
PolicewomanLaura Drake
OrlandoAugie Blunt
Woman ghostAlma Beltran
OrtishaVivian Bonnell

Crew

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DirectorJerry Zucker

Details

Theatrical distributor
U.I.P. (UK)
Released on
1990-10-05
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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