Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn, Vincent Schiavelli, and Rick Aviles star in Ghost, a 1990 American romantic fantasy thriller film directed by Jerry Zucker and written by Bruce Joel Rubin, and starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn, Vincent Schiavelli, and Rick Aviles.
Ghost was released in theatres on July 13, 1990, to critical and commercial acclaim, collecting $505 million against a budget of $22 million, making it the year’s highest-grossing film. It was the third-highest-grossing film of all time at the time of its release. Ghost is the 93rd highest-grossing picture of all time, adjusted for inflation, as of 2015.
The film garnered great reviews from critics, with an appreciation for the score and performances of Swayze, Moore, and Goldberg in particular. At the 63rd Academy Awards, Ghost received five nominations, including Best Picture, Best Original Score, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress, and Best Film Editing.
Jerry Zucker directed Ghost for the first time on his own. Maurice Jarre, a seasoned French musician who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1990, composed the music for Ghost. The 1955 song “Unchained Melody,” composed by Alex North with lyrics by Hy Zaret, was also featured on the soundtrack.
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