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PG-13| 2 hr. 7 min.

Plot Summary
Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) is a banker, Molly Jensen (Demi Moore) is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner (Tony Goldwyn) over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. When he learns of Carl's betrayal, Sam must seek the help of psychic Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg) to set things right and protect Molly from Carl and his goons.

Cast: Patrick Swayze , Demi Moore , Whoopi Goldberg , Tony Goldwyn , Rick Aviles , Gail Boggs , Armelia McQueen , Vincent Schiavelli

Director: Jerry Zucker

Genres: Fantasy, Romance

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Ghost (1990)

Release Date: July 13th, 1990|2 hr. 7 min.

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  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Though saddled with hoary jokes, Goldberg at least pumps some funky life into the bland proceedings. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A wonderful movie, sincere and inspired, with four terrific performances and a story that doesn't let up. The picture has the gentle, nourishing quality of a fairy tale that you want to believe, and the unsoftened impact of gut-level entertainment. [13 July 1990, Daily Datebook, p.E1] show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Goldberg has her best role in a while, especially when she twitches and grunts her way into phony trances. Poor Demi, though, cries enough tears to drench a small drought-stricken state. [13 July 1990, Life, p.4D] show more

  • November 18, 2008 Sweetrose
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    In Ghost, a viewer finds Comfort,and a sense of Hope; Molly Jensen(Moore) and her boyfriend Sam Wheat (Swayze) shine in this drama. Sam finds out his friend and co-worker Carl (Goldwyn) scams him. When Carl arranges to rob Sam, it gets fouled up and this thug WIlly kills our innocent hero. Oda Mae (Goldberg) is the local seer who finds a bargain in Sam. She can only hear him, but is riotous in this fim. Sam tries to use Oda & reach a warning to Molly, and the laughs are hysterrical to see. The ending is heartwarming, as Sam is exhonerated and finds his road to the "pearly Gates". WIlly and Carl get their "reward" and are where slimeballs go.

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