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Short plot summary

Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) is killed in a botched burglary. He is in love with Molly Jensen (Demi Moore). When he dies his ghost stays on earth.

He discovers that his previously thought to be best friend Carl Bruner (Tony Goldwyn) in fact was behind his death. Sam stumbles upon a spiritual medium Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg) who can hear but not see him...

What our panel of critics thought

"Never have I cried so loudly and at length to a floating penny! To this very day I cannot look at loose change in the eye without collapsing into an inconsolable heap!"

"A terrible, missed, opportunity for hot girl-on-girl action towards the end of the movie. Whoopi jumping on Demi's bones! Oh what a missed opportunity, damn them!"

"The pottery scene has been ruined by the Naked Gun send up. Damn them. I will never be able to potter erotically without laughing again!"

"Not since The Omen have I seen such a bloody, glass induced, ending."

Please tell me the ending or whole plot if necessary

Sam persuades Ode Mae to go see Molly. Molly is persuaded that Sam is a ghost but Ode Mae runs when she hears a murderer is involved and is about to come and get them...

Ode May helps Sam remove the $4 million from a bank account for which Sam was murdered. She gives the bankers draft to a group of Nuns. This makes bad boy, former friend, Carl, into Angry Man: he goes to get Molly and Ode Mae.

Sam gets Ode May to go see Molly again in an emotional encounter involving loose change.

Carl comes to kill Molly, but Sam has discovered how to move things with his mind... In the ensuing fight Carl is stopped by a glass guillotine type incident...

Carl dies and the dogs come after him... Sam goes to Heaven in a Christ like, resurrection inspired, shiny ending...

Quotable quotes (real)
"A penny for luck"
Other comments

A fine and dandy movie with something for everyone. Nice philosophy on life too... the good spirit goes on to a higher plain on death, with the bad guys being eaten by dogs...

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