On July 13 “Ghost” was released…

On July 13, 1990 “Ghost” was released starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg. 

Theatrical poster for

Theatrical poster for “Ghost”
Paramount Pictures

The film is about a young woman (Moore) who finds herself in trouble after her lover is murdered (Swayze), who then receives some help by her lover (as a ghost) with the help of an unwilling psychic (Goldberg). 

One of the most famous scenes in the film, which is often parodied, is the pottery wheel scene between Moore and Swayze’s character as “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers plays in the background:

Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in

Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in “Ghost”
Paramount Pictures

At the time of its release, the film was commercial success, earning over $500 million worldwide, and becoming the highest grossing film of 1990. The film itself was a critical success, being nominated for various awards, including five Academy Awards (including Best Picture), with Whoopi Goldberg ultimately winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. 

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