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High Spirits (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 18 November 1988 (USA)
When a hotelier attempts to fill the chronic vacancies at his castle by launching an advertising campaign that falsely portrays the property as haunted, two actual ghosts show up and end up falling for two guests.

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Mary Coughlan ...
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Tom Hickey ...
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Christy
Hilary Reynolds ...
Patricia
Isolde Cazelet ...
Julia
Little John Nee ...
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When Peter Plunkett's Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the 'Yanks' by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The trouble begins when a busload of American tourists arrive - along with some real ghosts. Among the tourists are married couple Jack and Sharon. Sharon's father holds the mortgage on Castle Plunkett, so she's hoping to debunk the ghosts. Jack, on the other hand, after meeting pretty ghost Mary, is very eager to believe. Can there be love between a human and ghost? Jack and Mary are going to try and find out. Written by April M. Cheek <Aravis2713@aol.com>

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A Hauntingly Funny Comedy! See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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18 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hotel de los fantasmas  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,308,250 (USA) (20 November 1988)

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$8,578,231 (USA)
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Director Neil Jordan has always maintained that the release version of this film is very different from the one he shot. He was more or less excluded from the editing process of the final cut. He insists that his version is still locked away in a vault. See more »

Goofs

During the final dance sequence, Beverly D'Angelo accidentally knocks Daryl Hannah's hand making her spill her champagne on the floor. Daryl briefly makes a face before continuing the dance. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Plunkett: Your father's so worried, he's tearing his hair out!
Peter Plunkett: Mother, father has been dead for a decade
Mrs. Plunkett: And what about your grandmother? How do you think she feels?
Peter Plunkett: Mother, grandmother is dead too!
Mrs. Plunkett: She's still upset
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The end credits show the cast under three headings, first 'The Irish', then 'The Americans', and finally 'The Ghosts' See more »

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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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She Is Far From The Land
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Music by Frank Lambert
Words by Thomas Moore
Arranged by George Fenton
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Addictive movie
12 January 2014 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Well, this is one of my all time favorites! It has not a complex story line, it's easy to watch, and easy to fall in love with the scenarios, the ambiance and the cast. Speaking of the castle, this movie earns great marks for it: the decoration of the sets it's brilliant, and gives a wonderful mood, and the outdoors are really beautiful. Daryl fits the part very well, although sometimes she looks like having too much make up on. With a hand full of good actors, a gorgeous soundtrack and sets that my dreams are made of, i can say that i watch this movie countless times (pretty sure more than 1000 times)and I recommend to be seen on a rainy afternoon, with dimmed lights and the fireplace on!


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