Selected by the Marketing and Public Relations Branch. Special guest: Introduction by Barry Dale Johnson, Vice President of Publicity at Searchlight Pictures. Free for Museum Members.

Selected by the Marketing and Public Relations Branch.
Free for Museum Members.  

The surprise blockbuster smash of the summer of 1990 was a romantic fantasy thriller about Sam (Patrick Swayze) and Molly (Demi Moore), a young couple whose blissful relationship does not end once Sam is murdered in an apparent mugging as his spirit returns to solve the mystery of his death. The film, which helped make the Righteous Brothers’ 1965 rendition of “Unchained Melody” a hit all over again, earned five Oscar nominations including Best Picture, and won for Bruce Joel Rubin’s original screenplay and Whoopi Goldberg’s touching yet hilarious supporting performance as the psychic Oda Mae Brown. 

DIRECTED BY: Jerry Zucker. WRITTEN BY: Bruce Joel Rubin. WITH: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn. 1990. 127 min. USA. Color. English. Rated PG-13. DCP.

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