Ghosts Can't Do It

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Ghosts Can't Do It
Ghosts Can't Do It FilmPoster.jpeg
Release poster
Directed by John Derek
Produced by
Written by John Derek
Starring
Music by
  • Junior Homrich
  • Randall Tico
Cinematography John Derek
Edited by John Derek
Production
companies
  • crackAjack Movie Company
  • Epic Productions
  • Sarliu/Diamant
Distributed by Triumph Releasing
Release dates
  • October 17, 1989 (1989-10-17) (foreign video premiere)
  • June 1, 1990 (1990-06-01)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Ghosts Can't Do It is a 1989 American romantic crime fantasy comedy film written and directed by John Derek, and starring Bo Derek and Anthony Quinn.[1]

The film was shot in 1989 and released on home video the same year in Australia. In the United States, the film received a theatrical release in 1990. It was panned by critics and "won" the 1990 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture, tying with The Adventures of Ford Fairlane.

Plot[edit]

Scott and Kate are happily married despite their 30-year age difference. After Scott suffers a heart attack and is unable to make love, he commits suicide and becomes a ghost that only Kate can see and speak with. To make it possible for Scott to return as a human, they conjure up a plan to have a young man drown so that Scott can take his body.

Cast[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

The reception was extremely negative. It was universally panned. On August 5th, 2015 The Cinema Snob (Brad Jones) reviewed the film, stating: "This is one of the worst things in the history of things"[3] and "This is a movie that has to be seen to be believed. You can't believe how much they're fucking up here."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ghosts Can't Do It (1990)". The New York Times. Retrieved January 23, 2015.
  2. ^ "1990 13th Hastings Bad Cinema Society Stinkers Awards". Stinkers Bad Movie Awards. Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on October 17, 2006. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b The Cinema Snob: GHOSTS CAN'T DO IT, retrieved 2015-12-05 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture

(tied with The Adventures of Ford Fairlane)
11th Golden Raspberry Awards

Succeeded by
Hudson Hawk