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An interesting hybrid of popular film genres, Ghost showcases the talents of its entire cast. While out on the town one evening, New York couple Sam (Patrick Swayze) and Molly (Demi Moore) are confronted by a mugger. After submitting to his demands, Sam is murdered anyway. He then finds himself a disembodied spirit, invisible to the living world, wandering without hope until he finds a spiteful spirit aboard the subway (Vincent Schiavelli) who gives him some helpful pointers on how to co-exist.
Jul 13, 1990 Wide
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The movie's slogan is "Believe," not an unreasonable request. But even those who'd be happy to comply must get past Ghost's one casting jaw-dropper, a certain woolly-mindedness to its script and a production prettified to the point of stickiness.
What it offers, apart from the overblown special effects that seem inescapable in American movies, is an unusual and effective combination of swooning, morbid romance and screwball comedy.
The passion and poignancy of trying to communicate with the dead is well-exploited here. Moore has never been more fetching.
Given its obviously commercial aims, Ghost is remarkably appealing on a purely personal level. It is about how you deal with death.
Ghost is one part horror picture, one part comedy, one part love story, one part murder mystery and four parts entrancing.
A perfect balance of laughs and tears, a sparklingly funny script and a clever fantasy about ghostly goings on make this a superior blockbuster romance.
This isn't another movie about friendly spirits hanging out. It takes the ghost business with boneheaded seriousness.
One of the finest (and weepiest) love stories ever to hit the big screen, Ghost is a a fundamental human tale that touches the hardest heart.
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.
It's enough to make you wonder: Doesn't anybody know how to write an old- fashioned romance any more?
There's something relentlessly superficial about the movie, and in one area that cries out for sensitivity -- the treatment of racial differences among the characters -- it falls down badly.
Sappy, melodramatic but never insincere, Ghost takes a B-list cast and an impossibly hokey story and blends them into an entertaining picture, though one you'll probably kick yourself for liking.
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- Sam Wheat: They're going to kill you, Carl. You and Willie! You're going to be fertilizer. They're gonna bury you right next to Jimmy Hoffa.
- Oda Mae Brown: Why don't you go haunt a house? Rattle some chains or something.
- Sam Wheat: Ditto!
- Sam Wheat: I'm Henry the 8th I am. Henry the 8th I am I am. I got married to the widow next door. She's been married seven times before.
- Subway Ghost: [Looking longingly at a pack of cigarettes] Ahh what I wouldn't give for a drag! Just one drag!
- Sam Wheat: It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
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