The Frighteners (1996)

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The Frighteners is a 1996 New Zealand-American horror comedy fantasy 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 work with various spirits to cheat money out of customers for his "ghosthunting" business. 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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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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