Plot – Adam and Barbara Maitland are a young couple living in Winter River, a small town in Connecticut. They have a cozy house with a garden and spend their days together until both die in a minor car accident. They are still "alive" in some way as they are still in the house, even if their existence is comically insubstantial. They want to come back to the habits they used to have before, but Charles and Delia Deetz - a sophisticated New York couple in search of tranquility from the city - moves there with their daughter Lydia. Unaware of the presence of the two ghosts, they buy the house and furnish it as they please, while Adam and Barbara are forced to live in the attic. As ghosts, they plan to frighten the Deetz's to let them leave their house, thanks to the help of Beetlejuice, a specialist in wizardry. The Deetz's however think to use the ghosts' tricks as an economic advantage to change Maitland's house into a sort of amusement park, but their initiative provokes the explosions of earthly and otherworldly forces that go beyond all expectations.
All actors – 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, Cindy Daly, Douglas Turner, Carmen Filpi, Simmy Bow, Sylvia Sidney, Robert Goulet, Dick Cavett, Susan Kellermann, Adelle Lutz, Gary Jochimsen, Bob Pettersen, Duane Davis, Maree Cheatham, Tony Cox, Jack Angel, Harry Belafonte, Charles Schneidershow all
“Beetlejuice” Quotes 14 quotes
“- Delia: Open this door, you dead people, or we'll bust it down and we'll drag you out by the ropes you hang yourselves with!
- Lydia: Shh! They didn't commit suicide.
- Delia: It doesn't matter. Lydia, I have a chance to teach you something here: you have got to take the upper hand in all situations or people, whether they're dead or alive,...” (continue)(continue reading)
- Barbara: "Rule number two: the living usually won't see the dead".
- Adam: Won't or can't?
- Barbara: It just says "won't". God, this book is so stupid. I can't understand anything in it.
- Adam: Barb, honey... we're dead. I don't think we have very much to worry about anymore.
“What's the good of being a ghost if you can't frighten people away?”
“Because if I tell you, you'll tell your friends, your friends are callin' me on the horn all the time, I gotta show up at shopping centers for openings and sign autographs and shit like that and it makes my life a hell. Okay? A living hell.”
“- Juno: What's wrong?
- Barbara: We're very unhappy.
- Juno: What did you expect? You're dead!”
“- Preacher: Do you take this woman to be your wedded wife?
- Betelgeuse: Oh geez, I don't know. I mean, it's kind of a big decision isn't it? I mean, I always said if I ever did it, I was gonna do it once and that was it.”
“- Juno: Okay, have you been studying the manual?
- Adam: Well, we tried.
- Juno: The intermediate interface chapter on haunting says it all: get them out yourselves, it's your house. Haunted houses aren't easy to come by.”
I've read through that handbook for the recently deceased. It says: "live people ignore the strange and unusual". I myself am strange and unusual.
“- Barbara: Well, I can't clean anything properly. The vacuum's out in the garage and we can't leave the house. Why don't they tell us something? I mean, where are all the other dead people in the world? Why is it just you and me?
- Adam: Maybe this is heaven.
- Barbara: In heaven there wouldn't be dust on everything.”