The Frighteners (1996) (Movie)

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The Frighteners
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The Frighteners is a 1996 New Zealand-American horror comedy film directed by Peter Jackson and co-written with his wife, Fran Walsh. The film stars Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin, Dee Wallace Stone, Jeffrey Combs, and Jake Busey. The Frighteners tells the story of Frank Bannister (Fox), an architect who develops psychic abilities allowing him to see, hear, and communicate with ghosts after his wife's murder. He initially uses his new abilities to befriend ghosts, whom he sends to haunt people so that he can charge them handsome fees for "exorcising" the ghosts. However, the spirit of a mass murderer appears able to attack the living and the dead, posing as the ghost of the Grim Reaper, prompting Frank to investigate the supernatural presence. Wikipedia


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The Frighteners is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, Universal Pictures films, Films set in the 1960s, Supernatural horror films, Ghost films, Bangsian fantasy, 1996 films, New Zealand films and 1990s comedy films.

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Dr. Lucy Lynskey: Frank! Frank! Are you okay? What happened?
Dammers: (Ordering arrest of Frank Bannister)
Dr. Lucy Lynskey: What do you do? Are you arresting him?
Dammers: Please leave, Mrs Lynskey!
Frank Bannister: Home, Lucy.
Dr. Lucy Lynskey: (Go towards Frank Bannister) Frank, you need a lawyer! Wait!
Frank Bannister: Home, Lucy.
Dr. Lucy Lynskey: But you haven't done anything!
(Towards polizei)
Dr. Lucy Lynskey: He hasn't done anything!
Frank Bannister: How could you know? Do you know me? Am I nice guy, Lucy?
Frank Bannister: That cozy scene of the Cuisine restaurant, EXCALIBUR, is a bullshit.
Frank Bannister: I was just doing my job.
(Think for a while)
Frank Bannister: I don't give a damn about you, I don't give a damn about anybody!
Dr. Lucy Lynskey: And what the hell are you saying?
Frank Bannister: Just go home...
Dr. Lucy Lynskey: (began to cry & left)
Sheriff Walt Perry: Lucy , are you okay to drive?
Dr. Lucy Lynskey: YEAH!
Sheriff Walt Perry: (SIGN)


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