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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
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Donald Trump: himself. For which he won a Razzie award. See more »

Quotes

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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simply bad
5 September 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Scott (Anthony Quinn) and Katie (Bo Derek) are happily married living on a remote ranch. Scott suffers a heart attack and cannot get it up anymore. In despair, he commits suicide by gunshot. He finds himself in an empty purgatory and able to communicate only with Katie. They work for him to possess men who have sex with her.

This deserves every Golden Razzie it won. The only shame of this is that it taints the legacy of Anthony Quinn by turning him into a talking floating head. He's not romantic. He comes off as a sex-obsessed controlling dirty old man. Bo Derek is never a good actress. This one has walking around talking to herself. She makes her naked body less attractive. I imagine this is what real life with the Dereks look like. It's a lot bickering where sex is reduced to an ugly transaction. This is simply the worst.


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