Ghost Town

September 19th, 2008







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Plot
Bertram Pincus, is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 6.9/10 (35,652 voted)

Critic's Score: 72/100

Director: David Koepp

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear, Téa Leoni

Storyline
Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy who pesters him into breaking up the impending marriage of his widow Gwen. That puts Pincus squarely in the middle of a triangle with spirited result.

Writers: David Koepp, John Kamps

Cast:
Greg Kinnear - Frank
Jordan Carlos - Young Husband
Dequina Moore - Young Wife
Joseph Badalucco Jr. - Accident Bystander (as Joe Badalucco)
Brian Hutchison - Accident Bystander
Tyree Michael Simpson - Sneezy Cop (as Tyre Simpson)
Julia K. Murney - Sneezy Lady (as Julia Murney)
Ricky Gervais - Pincus
Claire Lautier - Upper East Side Lady
Aasif Mandvi - Dr. Prashar
Bridget Moloney - Receptionist
Raymond J. Lee - Greenpeace Guy (as Raymond Lee)
Joey Mazzarino - Food Delivery Guy
Brad Oscar - Day Doorman
Kathleen Landis - Resident

Taglines: This place is so dead.



Details

Official Website: DreamWorks [France] | DreamWorks [United States] |

Release Date: 19 September 2008

Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $5,012,315 (USA) (21 September 2008) (1505 Screens)

Gross: $13,214,030 (USA) (9 November 2008)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
The New York Times crossword puzzle seen within the first 10 minutes when Dr. Pincus (Ricky Gervais) first comes home is the puzzle from Monday, October 1, 2007 (Created by Allan E. Parrish).

Goofs:
Continuity: When we are shown the view down from the apartment that the air conditioner falls from there are at least four air conditioners in other windows, directly below that apartments. When the air conditioner actually falls all those air conditioners are gone; and the air conditioner falls straight down.

Quotes:
Bertram Pincus: [weakly] I love you!
Gwen: Don't call me!



User Review

Death Becomes Him

Rating: 8/10

A true delight. Ghost Town is David Koepp's most original script since Death Becomes Her and Death Becomes Her is one of my favorite comedies of all time. Daring, hilarious and elegant. Ghost Town is set in a more recognizable world, recognizable from many different angles, at times it feels we've seen all this before but what sets it apart is its heart. There is real heart here and a real intention. Ricky Gervais is fantastic as the "no people person" his unlikeable persona becomes the most likable aspect of the movie. I was taken by Gervais's predicament and I was never allowed to slip away. I was entertained and delighted throughout. 8/10









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