Ghost Town


1h 42m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy,

Film Details

Also Known As
Un fantasma fastidioso, ville fantôme
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Amblin Partners; Big Film Design; Central Casting, Inc.; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Henson Recording Studios; Jj Sabat; McKenna Brothers; Paramount Production Support, Inc.; Pariah; Remote Control Productions; Rhino-Gravity; Sound One; Spyglass Entertainment Holdings, Llc; Technicolor New York; Technicolor PostWorks New York
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures; Bontonfilm; Dreamworks Home Entertainment; Gulf Film, Llc; Paramount Home Media; Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures International (PPI); Ro Image 2000; SF Studios; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; Universal Pictures International; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Synopsis

Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy, who pesters him into breaking up the impending marriage of his widow Gwen. That puts Pincus squarely in the middle of a triangle, with spirited results.

Crew

Bill Anagnos

Stunts

Robert M Andres

Grip

Joseph Badalucco

Assistant Property Master

Mary Bailey

Script Supervisor

Christian Baldi

Chief Lighting Technician

Randall Balsmeyer

Titles

Matilde P Bandini

Production Accountant

Gary Barber

Executive Producer

Robert Barnett

Other

Michael Barry

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Sean F Barth

Product Placement

Allison Barton

Grip

The Beatles

Song Performer

David Beaubaire

Studio Executive

Bobby Beckles

Stunts

Maureen Beitler

Medic

Angela Bellisio

Photography

Brendan Benson

Song

Brendan Benson

Song Performer

Tom Berninger

Production Assistant

Jeffrey T Bernstein

Assistant Director

Mark Bero

Special Effects

Roger Birnbaum

Executive Producer

Kent Blocher

Assistant Editor

Dana Bloder

Film Lab

Arthur Blum

Dolly Grip

Zana Bochar

Post-Production Assistant

David Boulton

Adr Mixer

Brian Bowles

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Mark Bright

Consultant

Jill Brown

Stunts

Cara Buckley

Visual Effects Producer

Joseph Buonocore Jr.

Transportation Co-Captain

Kim Buttlar

Coordinator

Wilfred Caban

Special Effects Technician

Michael Cambria

Photography

Christopher Canfield

On-Set Dresser

Debbie Canfield

On-Set Dresser

Carlos Cano

Sound Editor

Rose Marie Cappelluti

Costumer

John Cenatiempo

Stunts

Drew Cerria

Motion Control

Krissopher Chevannes

Adr

Tricia Chiarenza

Color Timer

Kerry Clark

Coordinator

Ryan Collison

Foley Mixer

Stephen Consentino

Steadicam Operator

J. John Corbett

Visual Effects Designer

Stephen Cosentino

Steadicam Operator

Jennifer Cram

Casting Associate

Howard Cummings

Production Designer

Daisy Curbeon

Hair Stylist

Ben D'andrea

Grip

Douglas Dalisera

Rigging Electrician

Emily Davis

Assistant

Sandy De Crescent

Music

Joseph Debeasi

Music Editor

Maggie Delaney

Production Assistant

Ruth A. Deleon

On-Set Dresser

George Doering

Music

Josh Dorn

Location Manager

Bruce Dukov

Original Music

Kate Edwards

Costume Supervisor

Sarah Edwards

Costume Designer

Sarah Edwards

Costume Designer

Justin Elterman

Graphic Designer

Russ Engels

Chief Lighting Technician

Steve Erdody

Music

Kevin P. Faherty

Costumer

Jason Farrar

Location Manager

John Favre

Stunts

Leslee Feldman

Casting

Christine Fennell

Hair Stylist

Robert Fernandez

Sound Effects Editor

Christopher Ferraro

On-Set Dresser

Andrew Finn

Production Assistant

Bruce L. Fowler

Original Music

Walt Fowler

Original Music

Julia M Garrison

Painter

Camille Geier

Visual Effects Producer

Travis Gerdes

Production Assistant

Jeffrey Lee Gibson

Stunt Coordinator

John Gilgar

Electrician

Piotr Glabinski

Mechanical Special Effects

Kevin Globerman

Original Music

Tim Goldberg

Production Assistant

Rene Gonzalez

Projectionist

Adam Goodman

Studio Executive

Michael Patrick Gough

Stunts

Michael Gough

Stand-In

Clarence Greenwood

Song

Ivan Guerrero

Special Effects Technician

Emily Gunshor

Assistant Costume Designer

Matt Haasch

Foley Editor

Melissa Haley

Costume Coordinator

Lorenzo Hall

Special Effects

John Halligan

Grip

Jennifer Hawks

Music Executive

Joseph Haydn

Song

Tim Healy

Electrician

Chris Heaps

On-Set Dresser

Robert Hein

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Robert Hein

Supervising Sound Editor

Nancy Herrmann

Assistant Director

Don Hewitt

Stunts

Lori Hicks

Makeup

Yoshiko Hirata

Compositing Supervisor

Eric Hirsch

Rerecording

Richard K Hoppe

On-Set Dresser

Mike Howells

Adr

Joseph Iberti

Coproducer

Joseph Iberti

Unit Production Manager

Abimael Jackson-viana

Production Assistant

Anthony Jacques

Motion Control

Mason Jennings

Song

Mason Jennings

Song Performer

Bobby Johanson

Adr Mixer

Nils Johnson

Video

Brian Jones

On-Set Dresser

Connor Jones

Production Assistant

Dylan Jury

Casting Assistant

John Kamps

Screenplay

Doc Kane

Adr Mixer

Jasmine Katatikarn

Special Effects Technician

Barbara Jean Kearney

Film Lab

Aram Khachaturian

Song

Tina Khayat

Art Department Coordinator

Steve Kirshoff

Special Effects Coordinator

Graham Klatt

Grip

David Koepp

Screenplay

David Kramer

Adr

Gordon Krause

Construction

Nick Kray

Adr Mixer

Susan Lazarus

Post-Production Supervisor

Jonathan Leigh

Electrician

John Lennon

Song

James Levine

Music

Karin Levinson

Production Executive

Katja Lewin

Music Engineer

Joe Lopick

Casting Associate

Kate Lundberg

Production Assistant

Nicholas Lundy

Art Director

Fionnuala Lynch

Costumer

Jalil Lynch

Stunts

Bruce Maccallum

Camera Operator

Brian Mackey

Loader

Devin Maggio

Special Effects Technician

James Mah

Chief Lighting Technician

Joseph S Marini

Technical Advisor

Don Markese

Music

Brick Mason

Storyboard Artist

Arman Matin

Visual Effects Supervisor

John Mayer

Song Performer

John Mayer

Song

Talia Mayer

Production Secretary

Alexandra Mazur

Set Decorator

Vinny Mazzarella

Property Master

Monica Mccarthy

Stand-In

Paul Mccartney

Song

Pat Mccorkle

Casting

Bogdan Mihajloviv

Visual Effects Supervisor

Katherine Miller

Apprentice Editor

Michael Miller

Adr Mixer

Nicholas R. Miller

Construction Coordinator

Kevin Mills

Score Recording

Kevin Mills

Score Recording

Yvonne S. Moriarty

Original Music

Jesse Morrow

Digital Effects Artist

Fred Murphy

Director Of Photography

Sean Murray

Production Assistant

Don Nace

Scenic Artist

Kathy Nelson

Music Supervisor

Leda Nomang

Production Coordinator

Matt Norklun

Stunts

Leda Nornang

Production Coordinator

Ted O'connor

Assistant Director

Michael O'donovan

Music

Lauren Oliver

Rights & Clearances

Dan Paikin

Boom Operator

Genevieve Palmieri

Production Assistant

John Panuccio

Rigging Grip

Janet Paparazzo

Stunts

John Papsidera

Casting

Michele Paris

Makeup Artist

Glenfield Payne

Sound Effects Editor

Andrew Peck

Loader

Jay Peck

Foley

Evan Perazzo

Location Manager

Mark J Petracca

Song Performer

Mark J Petracca

Song

Gavin Polone

Producer

Matthew F Preston

Assistant Production Coordinator

Antonia Proscia

Accounting Assistant

Sacha P. Quarles

Hair

Will Reichel

Assistant

David W Reynolds

Digital Effects Artist

Jim Rider

Compositing Supervisor

Jake Robinson

Film Lab

Peter Rotter

Music

Rob Roy

Location Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Un fantasma fastidioso, ville fantôme
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Amblin Partners; Big Film Design; Central Casting, Inc.; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Henson Recording Studios; Jj Sabat; McKenna Brothers; Paramount Production Support, Inc.; Pariah; Remote Control Productions; Rhino-Gravity; Sound One; Spyglass Entertainment Holdings, Llc; Technicolor New York; Technicolor PostWorks New York
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures; Bontonfilm; Dreamworks Home Entertainment; Gulf Film, Llc; Paramount Home Media; Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures International (PPI); Ro Image 2000; SF Studios; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; Universal Pictures International; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2008 Satellite Award for Best Actor - Comedy or Musical (Ricky Gervais) by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Released in United States Fall September 19, 2008

Released in United States on Video December 28, 2008

Dreamworks bought the pitch by David Koepp and John Kamps for a reported $2 million.

Director Koepp has described the script as 85% scripted, with allowances for Gervais' talent at ad-libbing comedic dialogue.

Released in United States Fall September 19, 2008

Released in United States on Video December 28, 2008