Ghost TownSeptember 19, 2008
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
Stars: Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear, Téa Leoni
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
Joseph Badalucco Jr.
(as Joe Badalucco)
Tyree Michael Simpson
(as Tyre Simpson)
Julia K. Murney
(as Julia Murney)
Upper East Side Lady
Raymond J. Lee
(as Raymond Lee)
Food Delivery Guy
This place is so dead.
Release Date: 19 September 2008
Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $5,012,315
(21 September 2008)
(9 November 2008)
Did You Know?
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).
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.
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Death Becomes Him
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