Ghost is a 1990 romantic fantasy film directed by Jerry Zucker. The film follows the story of Sam (Patrick Swayze), a banker who is murdered and returns as a ghost to protect his girlfriend Molly (Demi Moore) from danger and to solve the mystery of his own death.
Sam (Patrick Swayze) and Molly (Demi Moore) are a young couple deeply in love. One night, while walking home from a date, Sam is attacked and murdered. As his spirit leaves his body, Sam realizes he has become a ghost and is unable to communicate with the living world. He soon learns that he was murdered because of his involvement in a scheme to uncover embezzlement at the bank where he worked.
As Sam struggles to understand his new existence, he discovers that Molly is in danger and that the people who killed him are also targeting her. Sam enlists the help of a reluctant psychic named Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg) to communicate with Molly and protect her from danger. Together, they unravel the conspiracy behind Sam's murder and work to bring justice to those responsible.
“Ghost” is a touching and romantic film that blends elements of fantasy, thriller, and comedy. The performances by the lead cast are outstanding, with Swayze and Moore delivering emotional and heartfelt performances that bring depth and sincerity to their characters' relationship. Goldberg's performance as Oda Mae Brown adds a much-needed dose of humor to the film, and her scenes with Swayze are particularly memorable.
The film's plot is engaging and well-paced, with a blend of suspense, humor, and heartfelt moments that keep the viewer invested in the story. The special effects used to create the ghostly world are impressive and add to the film's overall atmosphere of otherworldly wonder.
“Ghost” was a commercial and critical success, grossing over $500 million at the box office and earning five Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actress for Whoopi Goldberg. The film was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, and Best Original Score. “Ghost” was praised for its heartfelt performances, engaging plot, and innovative use of special effects, and remains a beloved classic in the romantic fantasy genre.
|Directed by||Jerry Zucker|
|Produced by||Lisa Weinstein|
|Written by||Bruce Joel Rubin|
|Starring||Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn,|
|Music by||Maurice Jarre|
|Edited by||Walter Murch|
Howard W. Koch Productions
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release date||July 13, 1990|
|Running time||128 minutes|
|Box office||$505.7 million|