Ghost Town (1988)

R | 85 mins | Horror, Western | 11 November 1988

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HISTORY

The Summary for this unviewed film was based on the 11 Nov 1988 DV review and publicity materials found in AMPAS library files. Therefore, credits are incomplete and may not reflect what is stated onscreen.
       According to a 29 Sep 1987 HR brief, principal photography began 28 Sep 1987 in AZ, for Lexyn Productions and Empire Entertainment. The 9 Oct 1987 Var specified that filming took place in the city of Tucson, while also indicating that the latter company, referred to as Empire Pictures, would also serve as distributor through its parent corporation, Trans World Entertainment. A 1 Mar 1988 DV advertisement announced that day’s world premiere screening at the Beverly Cineplex in Los Angeles, ... More Less

The Summary for this unviewed film was based on the 11 Nov 1988 DV review and publicity materials found in AMPAS library files. Therefore, credits are incomplete and may not reflect what is stated onscreen.
       According to a 29 Sep 1987 HR brief, principal photography began 28 Sep 1987 in AZ, for Lexyn Productions and Empire Entertainment. The 9 Oct 1987 Var specified that filming took place in the city of Tucson, while also indicating that the latter company, referred to as Empire Pictures, would also serve as distributor through its parent corporation, Trans World Entertainment. A 1 Mar 1988 DV advertisement announced that day’s world premiere screening at the Beverly Cineplex in Los Angeles, CA. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
1 Mar 1988.
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Daily Variety
11 Nov 1988.
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Hollywood Reporter
29 Sep 1987.
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Los Angeles Times
16 Nov 1988
p. 6.
Variety
9 Oct 1987.
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Variety
9 Nov 1988
p. 16.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Prod mgr
2d unit dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Addl cam
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
MUSIC
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec mechanical eff
MAKEUP
Spec makeup eff
PRODUCTION MISC
Casting
Casting
STAND INS
Stunt coord
COLOR PERSONNEL
Col by
DETAILS
Release Date:
11 November 1988
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles world premiere: 1 March 1988
Los Angeles and New York openings: 11 November 1988
Production Date:
began 28 September 1987 in Tuscon, AZ
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Duration(in mins):
85
MPAA Rating:
R
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

After abandoning her fiancé at the altar, the unpredictably restless Kate drives recklessly down a solitary desert road. While stopping to fix a flat tire, a phantom appears from a cloud of dust and takes her captive to a Western ghost town, haunted by the spirits of its former inhabitants. Investigating the bride’s disappearance, Deputy Sheriff Langley finds her abandoned and mysteriously decrepit car on the side of the road before stumbling across the town, where he is forced to duel the settlement’s sadistic phantom leader, a former outlaw named Devlin, for Kate’s life. By melting the townspeople's coins into a set of pure gold bullets, Langley destroys Devlin, finally allowing the settlement's troubled spirits to rest in peace, as he and Kate ride off into the ... +


After abandoning her fiancé at the altar, the unpredictably restless Kate drives recklessly down a solitary desert road. While stopping to fix a flat tire, a phantom appears from a cloud of dust and takes her captive to a Western ghost town, haunted by the spirits of its former inhabitants. Investigating the bride’s disappearance, Deputy Sheriff Langley finds her abandoned and mysteriously decrepit car on the side of the road before stumbling across the town, where he is forced to duel the settlement’s sadistic phantom leader, a former outlaw named Devlin, for Kate’s life. By melting the townspeople's coins into a set of pure gold bullets, Langley destroys Devlin, finally allowing the settlement's troubled spirits to rest in peace, as he and Kate ride off into the sunset. +

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Subject (Major):

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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