Still Believing – Ghost Celebrates 25 Years

ghost cast pictureIn 1990,  a film was released that caught the eye of the world.. Screenwirter Bruce Joe Rubin took the idea from “Hamlet” to have a ghost visit in the modern day 20th century. That idea resulted in the movie “Ghiost” . Patrick Swayze was coming off the success of his movies “Dirty Dancing ” and “Road House” and Demi Moore had just made headlines by marrying superstar Bruce Willis. Whoopi Goldberg had just started her meteoric climb and a newcomer by the name of Tony Goldwyn was making a name for himself as the villainous Carl. The movie swept the Oscar noms that year and won screenwriter Rubin and Goldberg gold statuettes.

Twenty five years later, the movie has stood the test of time. It has been parodied, made into a Broadway musical, and named one of the best movies of all time. lLet’s revisit this classic and the stars of it.

iconic ghostMolly and Sam are young, good lucking and in love . This is one of the most iconic scenes of the movie.

patrick and tony ghostSam is a banker and he works with his friend, Carl. Carl manages to get into a lot of trouble and as a result , he has Sam murdered.

patrick and whoopiSam enlists the help of a medium Etta Mae to warn Molly that her life is in danger. Carl wants the codes that Sam had and he will do anything to get them. Whoopi won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress that next year and was the first African American actress  to win since Hattie McDaniel for “Gone With the Wind”

GHOST, from left: Tony Goldwyn, Demi Moore, 1990. ©Paramount

Carl holds Molly hostage when he realizes that Sam ‘s spirit is after him.

dead carlCarl realizes that the window has killed him and next he is taken to hell. This is one of the scariest scenes in the movie . Little bit of trivia , Tony’s wife, Jane Musky was the production designer on the movie.

ghost endSam ‘s death is finally avenged which means he can go to heaven. Before he goes,he says good bye to Molly.

TODAY…..

whoopi on the viewWhoopi is one of the hosts of the ABC show “The View” Here she is with very special guest President Obama . Whoopi also had a reunion with Ghost co star Tony  Goldwyn as well.

declaring warTony is now one of the biggest stars around. He plays the very sexy President Fitzgerald Thomas Grant 111 on “Scandal” . His romancing of the fair Olivia Pope is one of the hottest romances around.

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