After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.
Chemistry between Swayze and Goldwyn was just as essential to make the betrayal driving the story totally convincing. Goldwyn remembers that an early scene was key in making sure the audience bought into the two being close friends.
“That was a fun little jokey scene but, for me, it was an opportunity to establish the genuine friendship between Carl and Sam, so Patrick and I were just playing around in the elevator — I think I was coughing on the guy in front of me and making a joke about having an infection. We did the scene just two or three times, because it’s one of those scenes that only works when it’s spontaneous.”
Bruce Joel Rubin
Patrick Swayze as Sam Wheat
Demi Moore as Molly Jensen
Whoopi Goldberg as Oda Mae Brown
Tony Goldwyn as Carl Bruner
Rick Aviles as Willie Lopez
Vincent Schiavelli as Subway Ghost
Gail Boggs as Oda Mae's Sister, Louise
Armelia McQueen as Oda Mae's Sister, Clara
Phil Leeds as Emergency Room Ghost
Augie Blunt as Orlando
Stephen Root as Police Sgt
Bruce Jarchow as Lyle Ferguson