The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a. Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Helena Bonham Carter,
Adam and Barbara are a normal couple...who happen to be dead. They have given their precious time to decorate their house and make it their own, but unfortunately a family is moving in, and not quietly. Adam and Barbara try to scare them out, but end up becoming the main attraction to the money making family. They call upon Beetlejuice to help, but Beetlejuice has more in mind than just helping. Written by
Part of the spell Otho recites to resurrect Barbara and Adam are lines from Thomas Lovell Beddoes' poem The Warning. The full poem reads:
As sudden thunder Pierces night; As magic wonder, Wild affright, Rives asunder Men's delight; Our ghost, our corpse and we Rise to be. As flies the lizard Serpent fell; As goblin vizard At the spell Of pale wizard Sinks to hell; Our life, our laugh our lay Pass away. As wake the morning Trumpets bright; As snowdrop, scorning Winter's might, Rises warning Like a sprite; We buried, dead and slain Rise again. See more »
When the Maitlands are in model of the cemetery, there is fake green grass. When they return to full size and look down at the model, the cemetery is covered with sand, not fake grass. See more »
I'm just doin' my job, besides, I thought we had a deal! Hey, it's OK. You know why? I don't wanna do business with you dead-beats anyway. The only one I think I can deal with is Edgar Allan Poe's daughter. I think she understands me.
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When the Geffen Company logo appears, it is accompanied by a ghoulish version of the Banana Boat song (sung by the film's composer Danny Elfman). See more »
You gotta figure that only Tim Burton could come up with this! An ultra-zany story of rural couple Adam (Alec Baldwin) and Barbara Maitland (Geena Davis), who accidentally get killed and witness a tasteless couple moving into their house, forcing them to hire "bio-exorcist" Beetle Juice (Michael Keaton), is truly something else. With a new joke almost every minute, the movie never gets dull. And how about that soundtrack? "Day-O" in the most morbid comedy ever? Yep, it's all here. Great support from Catherine O'Hara and Jeffrey Jones as the tasteless couple, Winona Ryder as their disaffected daughter Lydia, and Sylvia Sidney as afterlife counselor Juno, make this one of the coolest movies of 1988!
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