Sam and Molly are a very happy couple and deeply in love. Walking back to their new apartment after a night out at the theatre, they encounter a thief in a dark alley, and Sam is murdered. He finds himself trapped as a ghost and realises that his death was no accident. He must warn Molly about the danger that she is in. But as a ghost he can not be seen or heard by the living, and so he tries to communicate with Molly through Oda Mae Brown, a psychic who didn’t even realise that her powers were real. –IMDb
Along with his directing partners Jim Abraham and brother David Zucker, Jerry Zucker all but revolutionized comedy in the 1980s, starting with arguably the most famous cinematic parody, “Airplane!” (1980). Prior to that surprising commercial success, Zuckers and Abraham wrote the cult classic, “Kentucky Fried Move” (1977), an uproarious comedy of unconnected sketches that skewered kung-fu movies, exploitation films and public service announcements. After “Airplane,” Zuckers and Abraham made a failed attempt at television with “Police Squad!” (ABC, 1982), before bouncing back on the big screen with “Top Secret!” (1984). With the trio going their separate ways, Zucker began making more mainstream movies, directing “Ruthless People” (1986) and the surprisingly romantic drama, “Ghost” (1990), starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. He also turned “Police Squad!” into the successful film franchise, “The Naked Gun – From the Files of Police Squad!” (1988) before helming “First Knight” (1995… read more
For the longest time, I avoided watching "Ghost" because I feared that it would be as cliche as I had heard about. Boy, was I ever wrong. This is an incredibly heartwarming and comforting film, with a charming and funny performance from Whoopi, and of course, Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze were at the top of their respective games here. The buildup to the climax is worth the whole film. Definitely recommended.
All my stars r for Whoopi, the gem of the world, and for how queer this movie manages to be revolving around (presumably) all straight characters.