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When his brother David dies on the eve of his wedding, Don travels back to his hometown in New England for the funeral services. He meets his grieving father Edward Charles Wanderley, who has a weekly meeting with his old friends Ricky Hawthorne, Dr. John Jaffrey and Sears James to tell tales of horror, and together they form The Chowder Society. When Edward and John die in mysterious circumstances, Don sees the picture of Eva Galli from the 20's and he joins Rick and Sears to tell a ghost story about his romance with Alma Mobley.
The time has come to tell the tale.
Title: Ghost Story
Release Date: December 15, 1981
Runtime: 110 mins
All Genres: Drama, Horror
IMDB Rating: 5.9
Buried.com Rating: 6.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With G
MPAA Rating: R
Fred Astaire ...Ricky Hawthorne
Melvyn Douglas ...Dr. John Jaffrey
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ...Edward Charles Wanderley
John Houseman ...Sears James
Craig Wasson ...Don Wanderley / David Wanderley
Patricia Neal ...Stella Hawthorne
Alice Krige ...Eva Galli / Alma Mobley
Jacqueline Brookes ...Milly
Miguel Fernandes ...Gregory Bate
Lance Holcomb ...Fenny Bate
Mark Chamberlin ...young Jaffrey
Tim Choate ...young Hawthorne
Kurt Johnson ...young Wanderley
Ken Olin ...young James
Brad Sullivan ...Sheriff Hardesty
Guy Boyd ...Omar Norris
Michael O'Neill ...Churchill
Robert Burr ...Peterson - the principal of Orlando College
Helena Carroll ...Mrs. Meredith - Peterson's secretary
Robin Curtis ...Rea Dedham
Breon Gorman ...Nettie Dedham
James Greene ...The Postman
Cagle D. Green ...Eva's Ghost
Kyra Carleton ...Eva's Ghost
Ruth Hunt ...Florence - Sears and and Ricky's secretary
Deborah Offner ...Helen Kayon
Virginia Bingham ...Sears' Mother (as Virginia P. Bingham)
William E. Conway ...Sears' Father
Russell R. Bletzer ...Reverend Wilkinson
Terrance Mario Carnes ...The Waiter
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Ronald G. Smith
Lawrence D. Cohen
Ghost Story Horror Film Trailer 1
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More Movie Taglines:
- The time has come to tell the tale.
- Eva: I will take you places you've never been. I will show you things that you have never seen and I will see the life run out of you.
Eva: Dance with me, you little toad.
Don: Well, what happened to her? Sears James: Well, that's obvious, isn't it? Ricky Hawthorne: We killed her.
Sears James: It was as if she had never been here. As if it had never happened.
Ricky Hawthorne: If only we'd been 30 instead of 20.
- The last feature film for veteran actors Melvyn Douglas, Fred Astaire, and Douglas Fairbanks Jr..
Melvyn Douglas (Dr. John Jaffery) is actually mentioned in the novel on which the movie is based.
Fred Astaire (Ricky Hawthorne) is actually mentioned in the novel on which the movie is based.
Young Ricky Hawthorne says, "I can't dance." Old Ricky Hawthorne is played by Fred Astaire. This line wasn't in the novel.
Searching for someone qualified to score a story dealing with elderly people, the production team was reminded of Le chat (1971), a French film about a bitter old couple spending time arguing. That's how Philippe Sarde was hired and why some of the main theme of that precise film is repeatedly used in the score of "Ghost Story."
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