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Before makingBatman, director Tim Burton and star Michael Keaton teamed up for this popular black comedy about a young couple (Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin) whose premature death leads them to a series of wildly bizarre afterlife exploits. As ghosts in their own New England home, they're faced with the challenge of scaring off the pretentious new owners (Catherine O'Hara and Jeffrey Jones), whose daughter (Winona Ryder) has an affinity for all things morbid. Keaton plays the mischievous Beetlejuice, a freelance "bio-exorcist" who's got an evil agenda behind his plot to help the young undead newlyweds. The film is a perfect vehicle for Burton's visual style and twisted imagination, with clever ideas and gags packed into every scene.Beetlejuiceis also a showcase for Keaton, who tackles his title role with maniacal relish and a dark edge of menace.--Jeff Shannon
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CastMichael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Annie McEnroe, Maurice Page
DirectorTim Burton
Screen WriterTim Burton, Michael McDowell, Warren Skaaren, Larry Wilson
DVD Release Date:  September 16, 2008
Runtime:  92 minutes
Studio:  Warner Home Video
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review by . July 04, 2011
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Beetlejuice has been one of those movies that was a favorite of mine as a kid, but haven't watched in ages, and finally saw the whole thing recently. After watching it again, it's still a fun and dark movie that'll cheer you up on a bad day (even if you're having a good day, watching this movie will probably make your day better).      STORY      In a quaint small town in New England, newlyweds Adam and Barbara Maitland (Alec Baldwin and Geena …
review by . June 11, 2009
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Beetlejuice is one of those flicks that I think I've seen at least 50 times over the years and I never get tired of it. This is one of those film projects where practically every aspect of film making just came together to produce something that for my money is just about as close to perfect as you can get. It's funny and light while also being fairly dark and morbid. It has a wonderful mix of special effects, from practical and optical to animation (mostly stop motion), most of which haven't dated …
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