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Release Date: 1990

DVD Release Date: April 24th, 2001

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: Romance, Fantasy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Love interest, Rescue, Passionate, Love, Fall, Rise, Transformation, Office

Ratings & Reviews

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  • There are still some astonishingly tender moments, including looks exchanged between Swayze and Moore that seem magically divorced from this summer of exploding jets, severed limbs and homicidal children. [13 July 1990, Friday, p.D]

  • 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]

  • It's an unpredictable, mesmerizing journey nearly every shady second of the way. show more

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Awards

Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1990)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1990)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1990)
Nominated Make-Up Artist
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1990)