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Ghost (1990)

Director:
Jerry Zucker
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Fantasy/Romance/
Comedy
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Ghost
RUNNING TIME
126 minutes
Producer:
Lisa Weinstein
Screenwriter:
Bruce Joel Rubin


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Sam Wheat Patrick Swayze
Molly Jensen Demi Moore
Oda Mae Brown Whoopi Goldberg
Carl Brunner Tony Goldwyn
Willie Lopez Rick Aviles
Louise Brown Gail Boggs
Clara Brown Armelia McQueen
Subway Ghost Vincent Schiavelli

 

Review

Uneven, but pleasant fantasy fable directed by Jerry Zucker the one third of the Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker trio who is moving away from the crazy-comedy genre. Some would arguably claim, however, that he's still heavily into the crazy part, even if it's well wrapped into a romantic sub-plot here (between Swayze and Moore), with hints of comedy (through the Goldberg character), thriller (how is Sam going to tell Molly that she's in danger too?), and fantasy (Swayze's materialization). These elements aren't always combined to the best effect, but there are several fine segments and an Academy Award winning performance by Whoppi Goldberg. Screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin also won an Oscar, and even if his script at times throws logic completely out of the window, it's got charm and warmth. The film's best moments are the meetings between Sam and a hilarious subway ghost, brilliantly played by Milos Forman regular Vincent Schiavelli.

Copyright 14.5.1997 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang