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Ghost Town (2008)

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Comedy, Drama, Fantasy |

Ghost Town is a American fantasy comedy film directed by David Koepp, who also co-wrote the screenplay with John Kamps. It stars English comedian Ricky Gervais in his first leading feature-film role, as a dentist who can see and talk with ghosts, along with Téa Leoni as a young widow and Greg Kinnear as her recently deceased husband. Gavin Polone produced the film for Spyglass Entertainment and Pariah, and it was distributed by DreamWorks Pictures.

In New York City, businessman Frank Herlihy is accidentally killed by getting hit by a bus (after narrowly avoiding a falling air conditioner moments before) while trying to buy an apartment for his mistress. Shortly after, anti-social dentist Bertram Pincus has a near-death experience while under general anesthetic during a colonoscopy. When he recovers, he is able to see and communicate with ghosts who populate the area. The ghosts annoy Bertram by asking him to help them with personal business that was left unfinished when they died.

Frank promises to keep the other ghosts away if Bertram will break up an engagement between Frank’s widow Gwen, a professional Egyptologist, and Richard, a human-rights lawyer who Frank says is dishonest. Bertram eventually agrees to the deal and tries to woo Gwen away from Richard. Bertram’s past cold-hearted behavior towards Gwen makes this difficult, but he attracts her interest by analyzing the teeth of a mummified Egyptian Pharaoh that she has been studying.

Director: David Koepp

Writers: David Koepp, John Kamps

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear, Téa Leoni, Kristen Wiig, Aasif Mandvi, Billy Campbell, Bridget Moloney

►Cast:

Greg KinnearFrank
Jordan CarlosYoung Husband
Dequina MooreYoung Wife
Joseph Badalucco Jr.Accident Bystander (as Joe Badalucco)
Brian HutchisonAccident Bystander
Tyree Michael SimpsonSneezy Cop (as Tyre Simpson)
Julia MurneySneezy Lady
Ricky GervaisPincus
Claire LautierUpper East Side Lady
Aasif MandviDr. Prashar
Bridget MoloneyReceptionist
Raymond J. LeeGreenpeace Guy (as Raymond Lee)
Joey MazzarinoFood Delivery Guy
Brad OscarDay Doorman
Kathleen LandisResident
Téa LeoniGwen
Audrie NeenanAdmitting Nurse
Kristen WiigSurgeon
Aaron TveitAnesthesiologist
Deborah S. CraigNurse
Betty GilpinWWII Nurse
Angelis AlexandrisElderly Couple
Elaine KussackElderly Couple
Kim RussellTennis Lady
Alan RuckGhost Dad
Brian TarantinaGhost Cop
Darren PettieConstruction Worker Ghost
Jesse MeansConstruction Worker Ghost
Robert KellyConstruction Worker Ghost
Gabrielle FinkViolin Student
Michael-Leon WooleyHospital Lawyer
Monte BezellCab Driver
Sebastian La CauseBartender
Dana IveyMarjorie Pickthall
Miles GroseNight Doorman
Jeff HillerNaked Guy
Lou SumrallHarley Guy
Raymond McAnallyAssorted Ghost
Amy Van NostrandAssorted Ghost
Ira HawkinsAssorted Ghost
Danai GuriraAssorted Ghost
Richard O’RourkeMan at Lecture
Brian d’Arcy JamesIrish Eddie
Billy CampbellRichard
PhoenixLeonard
JazzOther Leonard
Josh ClaytonWaiter
Lisa DatzHappy Person in Bar
James LudwigHappy Person in Bar
Melissa ThomasDr. Prashar’s Patient (as Melissa A. Thomas)
Shawn HillBongo Player
Megan ByrneMrs. Pickthall’s Daughter
José Ramón RosarioCrane Operator (as Jose Ramon Rosario)
Jose SotoWelder
Candace ThompsonHarley Guy’s Old Lady
Dylan Clark MarshallLittle Alex
John AhrensJogger Ghost
Celia AllenUpper East Side Shopper
Sherman AlpertMuseum Party Guest
Marmee Regine CosicoGhost
Ezie CotlerGhost
Alex EcksteinMrs. Pickthall’s Grandson
Saima HuqMet Ball-goer
Nicky JuliusOrderly
Michael KernsMuseum Exhibit Patron
Tina KingNurse
RJ KonnerBlack Tie Guest
Melissa OteroGhost
Annie RohlingAccident Bystander
Christina RussoElevator Ghost
Kent SladykMuseum Exhibit Patron

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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