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Ghost Chase (1988)





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A seldom-seen freshman effort from Roland Emmerich, co-writer and director of mega-budget '90s blockbusters Stargate, Independence Day and Godzilla, this lightweight comedy reveals a vague glimmer of the director's flair for fantasy filmmaking. The story involves a group of young would-be filmmakers in Los Angeles, one of whom inherits an antique clock possessed of the benevolent spirit of his late grandfather's butler. The ghost eventually takes the form of a cute alien creature from the set of a future film project who helps the kids solve a mystery involving their grandfather's hidden fortune -- which sparks the attention of a greedy film producer. Reasonably entertaining for young audiences, this project is something of a follow-up to the director's earlier Poltergeist-inspired film Making Contact.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
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Written By: Oliver Eberle, Roland Emmerich
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 13, 2001
Image Entertainment


Jason Lively
as Warren McCloud
Paul Gleason
as Stan Gordon
Ian McNaughton
as Grandpa Frederick Mc...
Chuck Mitchell
as Rosenbaum
Toby Kaye
as Laurie's Girlfriend
Cynthia Frost
as Secretary
Ernie Lively
as Gordon's Production ...
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Critic Reviews for Ghost Chase

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

May 30, 2001
AV Club
Top Critic

July 21, 2005

Audience Reviews for Ghost Chase

Starring Jason Lively from such gems as Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever and Night of the Creeps and Paul Gleason comes Ghost Chase. The story of a dude who was stiffed out of his inheritance because his grandfather walled himself up in the basement of his opulent house and then offed the butler who helped him do it. Then decades later, the grandson awakens the ghost of the butler who helps them track down the house and the cash!

I started watching this with my brother and then fell asleep through the ending and took it back like 6-7 years ago. I just found it again last week and boy is it every bit as weird as I remember.

It's a bit charming though and strangely funny in spots. Plus it was directed by Roland Emmerich who went on to make The Patriot so it's funny to think about his humble beginnings.

It's worth seeing once.

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