Director: Jerry Zucker
Year Released: 1990
Late at night, after seeing a stage production of Macbeth with his girlfriend Molly (Demi Moore), Wall Street banker Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) gets killed by a mugger and finds himself in spectral form and unable to speak with her ... but he discovers he can communicate with "psychic" Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg) and realizes his co-worker Carl Bruner (Tony Goldwyn) is involved in money laundering and responsible for his death. This was a huge financial success (it was the top grossing movie of 1990), won two Academy Awards (for Supporting Actress and the screenplay) and may have been what audiences wanted following those greedy Reagan years, but it's still just populist hokum that tries combining romance and fantasy ... and it becomes even sillier once Swayze is "taught" how to move objects. Prior to this, director Zucker mostly made comedies (including Airplane! and Ruthless People) which explains why the scenes with Whoopi are so engaging ... and considerably less so when it's contemplating the "Great Beyond."