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Ghosts Can't Do It

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]

Ghosts Can't Do It
Ghosts Can't Do It FilmPoster.jpeg
Release poster
Directed byJohn Derek
Produced byBo Derek
Chandran Rutnam
Written byJohn Derek
Music by
  • Junior Homrich
  • Randall Tico
CinematographyJohn Derek
Edited byJohn Derek
  • crackAjack Movie Company
  • Epic Productions
  • Sarliu/Diamant
Distributed byTriumph Releasing
Release date
  • October 17, 1989 (1989-10-17) (foreign video premiere)
  • June 1, 1990 (1990-06-01)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States

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 received negative reviews from critics, and won the 1990 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture, tying with The Adventures of Ford Fairlane.

In a cameo, it features future American president Donald Trump. He received a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor.


Scott and Kate are happily married, despite their 30-year age difference. After Scott suffers a heart attack and is unable to have sexual intercourse, 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.


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Critical receptionEdit

The reception was extremely negative.[3]


  1. ^ "Ghosts Can't Do It (1990)" Archived November 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. 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. ^ Corasaniti, Nick (May 5, 2016). "Donald Trump would be a nominee unlike anyone else, ever - The Boston Globe". Retrieved December 6, 2016.

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