Saturday, January 30, 2016

Ghost (1990)

Academy Awards, USA 1991

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Whoopi Goldberg
Over the weekend of February 2nd, 2002, the Oscar statuette "disappeared" from a sealed shipping container. Goldberg, via the Academy, had sent it back to the manufacturer of the statuettes, R.S. Owens Co. of Chicago, for cleaning and replating. Allegedly the statuette was found in a trash bin at Ontario, Calif., airport on Tuesday, 5 February. "Oscar will never leave my house again", Goldberg commented in a statement.
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Bruce Joel Rubin
Best Picture
Lisa Weinstein
Best Film Editing
Walter Murch
Best Music, Original Score
Maurice Jarre

Paramount Pictures
Directed by Jerry Zucker
My rating: 1.5 stars out of 4

Banker Patrick Swayze is murdered one night on the streets of NYC while on a date with his girlfriend Demi Moore. However, he becomes a "ghost" which can move through walls and people. Although no one can see him, he finds out that one person can hear his incessant talking: fake psychic Whoopi Goldberg. He annoys her so much that she agrees to help him save his girlfriend from the thugs responsible for his murder. Ludicrous "romantic fantasy" is actually unintentionally hilarious, including a final scene where Swayze "borrows" the body of Whoopi to make out with Demi one last time.

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