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Every one-star review for every number one box-office movie of the 1990s


Directed byJerry Zucker
Produced byLisa Weinstein
Written byBruce Joel Rubin
StarringPatrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn
Music byMaurice Jarre
CinematographyAdam Greenberg
Edited byWalter Murch
Paramount Pictures
Howard W. Koch Productions
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release dateJuly 13, 1990
Running time128 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$22 million
Box office$505.7 million


Ghost is a 1990 American romantic fantasy thriller film directed by Jerry Zucker, written by Bruce Joel Rubin, and starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn, and Rick Aviles. The plot centres on Sam Wheat (Swayze), a murdered banker whose ghost sets out to save his girlfriend from the person who killed him. Ghost was theatrically released on July 13, 1990, by Paramount Pictures. The film received mixed reviews from the critics but was a huge box office success, grossing over $505 million on a budget of $22 million to become the highest-grossing film of 1990 and at the time of its release the third-highest-grossing film of all time. Adjusted for inflation, as of 2015 Ghost is the 93rd-highest-grossing film of all time. Despite mixed reviews, the film received five nominations at the 63rd Academy AwardsBest PictureBest Original ScoreBest Film Editing, and winning Best Supporting Actress (for Goldberg) and Best Original Screenplay.

IMDb’s One Star review from the last decade

One of the worst films I’ve ever seen

mspodetti 13 October 2019

Where to begin?! The script, the annoying performances of Swayze and Moore, the terrible editing, the lack of continuity, the ending, all of the clichés… It should be considered a cult film just like The Room and such: so bad it can be considered funny. But seriously people, TERRIBLE FILM

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