A film directed by Tim Burton 1988 - 92 minutes - Color - Dolby - 1.85
In the surreal, wonderfully cartoon-like comedy Beetlejuice, a childless couple, Barbara and Adam, move to the country only to be killed in a car accident while passing over a quaint covered bridge. Their ghosts return to their beloved Victorian home, and find the 'Handbook For The Recently Deceased', which not only lets them know they're dead, but comes in handy when they learn that they can continue to live in their house, even though a new family -- from the land of the living -- is moving in. The new owners, fresh from the city, are quite a strange group themselves, and include the overpowering hipster mom Delia, her pompous SoHo interior designer Otho, her meek husband Charles, and their morose teenage daughter Lydia, who befriends the ghostly couple. Though the threesome attempt to scare Delia from ruining the house with redecoration and her unpleasant personality, their attempts fail. As a last resort, they call upon the services of the demented, terrifying, but hilarious 'bioexorcist', Beetlejuice.
Alec Baldwin Geena Davis Annie McEnroe Maurice Page Hugo Stanger Michael Keaton Rachel Mittelman Catherine O'Hara J. Jay Saunders Mark Ettlinger Jeffrey Jones Winona Ryder Glenn Shadix Patrice Martinez Cynthia Daly
Adam Maitland Barbara Maitland Jane Butterfield Ernie Old Bill Betelgeuse Little Jane Butterfield Delia Deetz Moving Man #1 Moving Man #2 Charles Deetz Lydia Deetz Otho Receptionist 3-Fingered Typist
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The Maitlands (us)
US Release Date: March 30, 1988 UK Release Date: August 19, 1988