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Ghosts Can't Do It (1989)

Elderly Scott kills himself after a heart attack wrecks his body, but then comes back as a ghost and convinces his loving young hot wife Kate to pick and kill a young man in order for Scott to possess his body and be with her again.

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John Derek

Writer:

John Derek (by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bo Derek ... Katie O'Dare Scott
Anthony Quinn ... Scott
Don Murray ... Winston
Julie Newmar ... Angel
Victoria Burgoyne ... Sabine
Henry Jayasena Henry Jayasena ... Mayor
Mickey Knox ... The Pill Man
Wade Collings Wade Collings ... Reverend
Leo Damian Leo Damian ... Fausto
Gerry Spence Gerry Spence ... Wyoming Preacher
Richard Sherman Richard Sherman ... Dr. Frank
Cotton Gray Cotton Gray ... Cotton
Jane Damian Jane Damian ... Lisabeth
Herb Tanney Herb Tanney ... Marriage Priest (as Sy Tanney)
Carole J. Fleck Carole J. Fleck ... Nurse
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Storyline

Scott and Kate are married and very much in love with each other. Scott is more than 60 years old, while Kate is at least thirty years younger. When Scott dies, his soul cannot get peace and he becomes a ghost only Kate can see and speak with. Scott wants to return to life, and him and Kate hatch a plan to let a young man drown so that Scott can take over his body. Also, Kate must handle Scott's company's business deal that involves Donald Trump as well as the mob. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Only her desire can make him rise again


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amour fantôme See more »

Filming Locations:

Jackson, Wyoming, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$25,000, 31 December 1990
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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This film is listed among The 100 Most Amusingly Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book "The Official Razzie® Movie Guide." See more »

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Katie O'Dare Scott: You mean you'd take another body, and with this body you'd make love to me?
Scott: You bet I would! I mean... if it's possible.
Katie O'Dare Scott: I don't know, Scott. That's kinky stuff. We've never been kinky.
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A decent bid for "worst movie of all time"
13 December 1998 | by SMK-4See all my reviews

The Derek's have over the 1980s produced a few decent bids to acquire the title "worst movie of all time", and this is probably their prime achievement in these stakes. In fact, this film can be regarded as belonging to the "so bad, it's good" category, right up there with the products of the likes of Edward Wood Jr. or Doris Wishman. This explains the IMDb voting pattern for this film with some people handing out top marks.

Anthony Quinn made the odd dodgy film in his time, but this performance as a randy ghost is so incredibly bad, it has to be seen to be believed.


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