Ghost


2h 7m 1990

Brief Synopsis

This is one of the most romantic films ever made. Ironically, most of the genuine love communicated between Sam (Patrick Swayze) and his wife Molly (Demi Moore) has to go through wacky psychic Oda Mae (Whoopi Goldberg). That's because Sam is a ghost and Oda Mae is the only person who can talk to him. Sam wants to warn Molly about the danger she is in from his killer Carl (Tony Goldwyn), but has to get the goods on him first. This is the film that reminds you never to take love for granted and how much fun pottery can be.

Film Details

Also Known As
Fantasma, Nachrichten Von Sam
MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Drama
Fantasy
Release Date
1990
Production Company
Gary Holland
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Synopsis

Sam and Molly are a loving couple living in New York. Soon after Sam discovers some irregularities at the bank where he works, he and Molly are attacked on the street and Sam is killed. Realizing that he's now a ghost, Sam wishes he could communicate with the heartbroken Molly and is at their apartment one day when his killer comes in looking for something. Sam is desperate to warn Molly that she is in danger, so he contacts "medium" Oda May Brown who is amazed find that she really has psychic powers and can hear him. Sam and Oda Mae work together to solve the crime, avenge Sam's death and save Molly before he moves on to the afterlife.

Crew

Laurie Abdo

Assistant

Gavin Alcott

Assistant Camera Operator

Jon Alexander

Camera Operator

Richard T Allen

Foreman

W L Arance

Visual Effects

Gordon Baker

Animator

Randall Balsmeyer

Motion Control

Sheila Barnes

Production Coordinator

Bob Baron

Adr Mixer

Kathleen Beeler

Rotoscope Animator

Jennifer C. Bell

Effects Coordinator

Christopher E Bennett

Sound Editor

Michael A Benson

Camera Operator

Jil-sheree Bergin

Effects Coordinator

Beverly Bernacki

Other

Tom Bertino

Rotoscope Animator

Sandy Berumen

Stunts

Beth Block

Other

Leslie Bloom

Set Decorator

Dennis Bradford

Art Director

Barbara Brennan

Rotoscope Animator

Marty Brenneis

Other

Faye Brenner

Script Supervisor

Beth Brown

Production Assistant

Laura Buff

Production Supervisor

Chuck Bukey

Grip

Charlie Canfield

Camera

Donald Canfield

Motion Control

Marsha Carrington

Rotoscope Animator

Marsha Carrington

Other

Marietta Carter-narcisse

Makeup

Lanny Cermak

Other

Agnès Challe-grandits

Assistant Editor

Doug Chiang

Art Director

Deven Chierighino

Gaffer

Donald Clark

Camera Operator

Charlie Clavadetscher

Animation Supervisor

Bill Clevenger

Assistant Camera Operator

Dorothy Love Coates

Song Performer

Elisa Cohen

Apprentice

Clayton Collins

Sound Editor

Blaine Converse

Assistant

Michael Cooper

Other

Don Coufal

Boom Operator

Tom Cranham

Visual Effects

Peter T Crosman

Animator

Eugene Crum

Special Effects

Bob K Cummings

Stunts

George Curda

Foley Mixer

Gary Charles Davis

Stunt Coordinator

John Deblau

Lighting Technician

Ron Diggory

Other

Mark A.z. Dippt

Graphics

Shane Dixon

Stunts

Jeff Doran

Camera Operator

Lindsay Doran

Assistant

Loring Doyle

Animator

Ken Dufva

Foley Artist

Andy Duppin

Stunts

Richard Edlund

Visual Effects Supervisor

Diane Edquist

Assistant

Marie Elder

Production Auditor

Martin Elfalan

Production Assistant

Harrison Ellenshaw

Consultant

Kendall Errair

Costumes

Sylvia Fay

Extras Agent/Coordinator

David Fein

Foley Artist

Robert Fernandez

Music

Cary Fisher

Director Of Photography

Cary Fisher

Dp/Cinematographer

Wayne Fitzgerald

Titles

Oscar Flores

Property Master Assistant

Donald L. Frazee

Special Effects

Logan Frazee

Special Effects

Terry Frazee

Special Effects Supervisor

George Gambetta

Other

Dennis Gamiello

Grip

John Gazdik

Camera Assistant

Brian Gernand

Visual Effects

Michael Gleason

Visual Effects Supervisor

Meredith Gold

Assistant Editor

Ramiro Gonzalez

Stunts

Ned Gorman

Visual Effects

Laura Graham

Foley Editor

Horst Grandt

Property Master

Adam Greenberg

Director Of Photography

Adam Greenberg

Dp/Cinematographer

Douglas Greenfield

Consultant

Joanne Hafner

Rotoscope Animator

Jennifer Hall Lee

Other

Pam Halstead

Assistant

Eric Harrison

Costumes

Don Hartley

Dolly Grip

Harold Hathaway

Lighting Technician

Lee Haxall

Dialogue Editor

Rebecca Heskes

Rotoscope Animator

Robert Hill

Camera Assistant

Janet Hirshenson

Casting

Peter Hock

Stunts

John Hockridge

Assistant Director

Bill Hogue

Transportation Captain

Gary Holland

Cable Operator

Sandy Houston

Rotoscope Animator

Jeffrey Howard

Animator

Bill K. Hoyt

Art Department

Lincoln Hu

Graphics

Peg Hunter

Other

Larry Huston

Assistant Camera Operator (Uncredited)

Larry Huston

Other

David Hykes

Song

David Hykes

Song Performer

Dawn Jackson

Costume Supervisor

Steven Charles Jaffe

Second Unit Director

Steven Charles Jaffe

Executive Producer

William James

Stunts

Maurice Jarre

Original Music

Maurice Jarre

Music

Nancy Jencks

Assistant Editor

Jane Jenkins

Casting

Mike Jittlov

Visual Effects

Buddy Johnson

Song

Gene Johnson

Transportation Coordinator

Keith Johnson

Camera Operator

David Karpman

Other

Katherine Kean

Visual Effects Supervisor

Eric Klosterman

Location Manager

Howard W. Koch

Executive Producer

Steven Kosakura

Motion Control

Jono Kouzouyan

Lighting Technician

Terry Ladin

Production Coordinator

Mike Lessa

Visual Effects

Candy Lewis

Animator

Bob Lindsay

Foreman

Liz Lord

Rotoscope Animator

Liz Lord

Other

Brigid Lundt

Production Assistant

Harry Madsen

Stunts

Michael Magill

Dialogue Editor

Robert Maine

Motion Control

Greg Maloney

Other

Mark Mansbridge

Art Director

Steve Maslow

Sound

Kathy Mccart

Sound

Roberto Mcgrath

Assistant Editor

Gary Mclarty

Stunts

Gene Mclaughlin

Stunts

Alvin Mears

Animal Trainer

Michael Meinardus

Special Effects

Chuck Michael

Foley Editor

Virgil Mirano

Photography

Joe D Mitchell

Set Decorator

Craig Mohagan

Other

Terry Molatore

Rotoscope Animator

Susan Fritz Monahan

Visual Effects

Jack Mongovan

Rotoscope Animator

Susan Montgomery

Production Auditor

Justin Moritt

Production Assistant

Ruth Morley

Costume Designer

John S Moy

Craft Service

Edward Moyer

Motion Control

Ellen Mueller

Rotoscope Animator

Walter Murch

Editor

Walter Murch

Sound

Shawn Murphy

Music

Fred Murray

Song

Jane Musky

Production Designer

Donald E Myers

Special Effects

David J Negron

Storyboard Artist

Bill Neil

Consultant

Lori J Nelson

Other

Bruce Nicholson

Visual Effects Supervisor

January Nordman

Other

Alex North

Song

Ben Nye Jr.

Makeup

George Parra

Assistant Director

Sarah Pasanen

Other

Dirk Petersmann

Unit Production Manager

Alan Peterson

Visual Effects

Larry Phillips

Property Master Assistant

Charles Picerni

Stunt Coordinator

Steve Price

Video

Allison Procacci

Production Assistant

E Jeane Putnam

Sound Editor

Winston Quitasol

Production Assistant

Mark Radcliffe

Assistant Director

Joseph Ray

Assistant Director

Carolyn Rendu

Rotoscope Animator

Pat Repola

Camera Operator

Michael Risoli

Production Assistant

Gary Ritchie

Sound

Stuart Robertson

Photography

Martin Rosenberg

Camera Operator

Susan Ross

Visual Effects

Tom Rosseter

Other

Bruce Rubin

Screenplay

Bruce Rubin

Associate Producer

Jim Rygiel

Digital Effects Supervisor

Thomas Saccio

Property Master

Nina Salerno

Rotoscope Animator

Nina Salerno

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
Fantasma, Nachrichten Von Sam
MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Drama
Fantasy
Release Date
1990
Production Company
Gary Holland
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Award Wins

Best Original Screenplay

1990

Best Supporting Actress

1990
Whoopi Goldberg

Award Nominations

Best Editing

1990
Walter Murch

Best Picture

1990

Best Score

1990

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 13, 1990

Released in United States on Video March 21, 1991

Released in United States 1990

Released in United States October 1990

Released in United States November 1996

Shown at Deauville Film Festival August 31 - September 9, 1990.

Shown at Valladolid Film Festival, Spain October 19-28, 1990.

Shown at Kobe Film Festival (Nagaharu Yodogawa's 20 Selected Films) in Japan November 1-30, 1996.

Received 1990 Academy Awards for Best Screenplay (Bruce Joel Rubin) and Best Supporting Actress (Whoopi Goldberg). Goldberg's win makes her only the second black actress, and the first in over fifty years, to receive an Academy Award.

Completed shooting December 5, 1989.

Began shooting July 24, 1989.

Released in United States Summer July 13, 1990

Released in United States on Video March 21, 1991

Released in United States 1990 (Shown at Deauville Film Festival August 31 - September 9, 1990.)

Released in United States October 1990 (Shown at Valladolid Film Festival, Spain October 19-28, 1990.)

Released in United States November 1996 (Shown at Kobe Film Festival (Nagaharu Yodogawa's 20 Selected Films) in Japan November 1-30, 1996.)