Ghost (1990) Trailer
Ghost (1990) - Ghost is a 1990 fantasy drama film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn and Whoopi Goldberg, written by Bruce Joel Rubin and directed by Jerry Zucker. It was nominated for multiple Academy Awards, including Best Picture, winning for Best Original Screenplay, as well as Best Supporting Actress for Whoopi Goldberg. It inspired a musical stage version which will open in the West End in 2010.
Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze), a banker, and Molly Jensen (Demi Moore) are a loving couple living in New York City. Sam discovers discrepancies in some accounts at work. He advises friend and colleague Carl Bruner (Tony Goldwyn), who offers to investigate, but Sam decides to investigate himself. Soon afterwards Sam and Molly are mugged by Willy Lopez (Rick Aviles).
Sam is killed, but remains on Earth as a ghost, and humans are not aware of his presence. Sam meets Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg), a con artist posing as a medium. Sam realizes she can hear him. Sam learns the attack on him was planned.
Oda Mae tries convincing Molly that Sam's ghost is warning her that she is in danger, but Molly is skeptical. Carl learns of this and convinces Molly that Oda Mae is a fraud.
Sam learns that Carl was behind a money laundering scheme at the bank and that the deadly mugging was an attempt by Carl to acquire Sam's security codes.
When Carl tries seducing Molly an angered Sam lashes out, inadvertently knocking over a portrait in the apartment. Sam enlists the help of a New York City Subway ghost (Vincent Schiavelli) to master the skill of moving solid objects. Sam has Oda Mae thwart Carl's plan by impersonating the owner of Carl's fake account and withdrawing the balance and closing the account.
Molly has visited the police about Sam's murder, but they convince her that it is a confidence trick concocted by Oda Mae, a known fraud. Carl tries accessing the bank account but finds it closed. Sam makes his presence known to Carl, who soon realizes what is happening. He announces to Sam that if the money is not returned he will kill Molly.
Sam makes his way to Oda Mae's apartment to warn her of danger from Carl and Willy. Sam catches Willy there, terrorizing him. Willy runs into the street and is hit by a truck and killed. Oda Mae and Sam return to Molly's apartment, convincing her that Oda Mae is telling the truth. Oda Mae lets Sam possess her body, allowing he and Molly to be together one final time.
Carl arrives in a murderous rage and Molly and Oda Mae flee. Sam, weakened after possessing Oda Mae, is too drained to retaliate. After Carl begins chasing Molly and Oda Mae, Sam regains his strength and aids them, defeating Carl. His quest over, Sam says one final farewell and goes to heaven.