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Zucker, known for overboard comedies like "Airplane!" and "Ruthless People," changed tack and directed this undemanding romantic thriller, which was the surprising top grosser of 1990. Murdered investment consultant Sam Wheast (Swayze) attempts (from somewhere near the hereafter) to protect his lover, Molly (Moore), from imminent danger when he learns he was the victim of a hit gone afoul. Goldberg is medium Oda Mae Brown, who suddenly discovers that the powers she's been faking are real. A winning blend of action, special effects (from Industrial Light and Magic) and romance.

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Available on Running time 127 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Drama, New York, New York, Psychic Abilities, Heaven Sent, Obsessive Love, Tearjerkers, Top Grossing Films of 1990, Death & the Afterlife, Highest Grossing Films of All Time, Ghosts, Ghouls, & Goblins
Screenplay
Bruce Joel Rubin
Cast
Stephen (Steve) Root, Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn, Rick Aviles, Vincent Schiavelli, Gail Boggs, Armelia McQueen, Phil Leeds
Cinematography
Adam Greenberg
Director
Jerry Zucker
Music
Maurice Jarre
Other
Walter Murch
Producer
Jr. Howard W. Koch, Paramount Pictures

Awards

Oscars 1990: Orig. Screenplay, Support. Actress (Goldberg); British Acad. 1990: Support. Actress (Goldberg); Golden Globes 1991: Support. Actress (Goldberg).

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Nicholle

This movie will make you start thinking is there life after death and that you might hope that you'll see Sam played by Patrick Swayze if there is. Sam just moved into a new apartment with his girlfriend Molly played by Demi Moore, and one night when they are walking home, Sam is attacked by a mugger named Willie Lopez and Sam runs after him but Willie gets away. When Sam goes back to see if Mollie is OK, he sees himself dead in Mollie's arms. He then realizes he is a ghost and that he can see everyone, but no one can see him. He discovers that he was killed by his good friend Carl Brunner and he tries to warn Molly. Sam then visits a psychic named Oda Mae Brown, played by Whoopie Goldberg, and she can hear him so he makes Oda Mae go and see Molly to warn her about what has happened. This is an excellent movie and a great love story. Things went wrong in the movie because of greed and it makes you think twice about if things are really worth it. The actors are awesome.

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Nicholle

This movie will make you start thinking is there life after death and that you might hope that you'll see Sam played by Patrick Swayze if there is. Sam just moved into a new apartment with his girlfriend Molly played by Demi Moore, and one night when they are walking home, Sam is attacked by a mugger named Willie Lopez and Sam runs after him but Willie gets away. When Sam goes back to see if Mollie is OK, he sees himself dead in Mollie's arms. He then realizes he is a ghost and that he can see everyone, but no one can see him. He discovers that he was killed by his good friend Carl Brunner and he tries to warn Molly. Sam then visits a psychic named Oda Mae Brown, played by Whoopie Goldberg, and she can hear him so he makes Oda Mae go and see Molly to warn her about what has happened. This is an excellent movie and a great love story. Things went wrong in the movie because of greed and it makes you think twice about if things are really worth it. The actors are awesome.