“High Spirits” quotes(1988)
Plot – Deep in debt to an American, the last descendant of a noble Irish family, Peter Plunkett, transforms his castle among swamps and moors into a hotel for wealthy tourists and thrill seekers and is helped in this by waiters and laborers who pose as ghosts. A group of American tourists arrives and they are given their rooms among the old things of the uncomfortable manor where, starting from the first evening, there are the pathetic apparitions of the fake ghosts. However, the real ghosts resume force, especially the couple Mary and Martin, who for two centuries, night after night, have been doomed to repeat the scene of him stabbing his bride-to-be on their wedding day; he wrongly considered her unfaithful and she is constantly crying. Then the roles are interwoven and exchanged with real people: the blonde Sharon, daughter of the American creditor, who wants to become the owner of the Irish castle, is seduced by Martin, while Mary falls in love with Jack - Sharon's husband - who, given the many problems with Sharon, returns her feelings. Plunkett, drinking whiskey, organizing appalling cod fish dinners and thinking about his uncertain future, hovers among the characters. The tourists, soon annoyed and disappointed, depart; the fake ghosts go back to their roles as servants and gardeners and the castle most likely will not fall into American hands.
All actors – Peter O'Toole, Donal McCann, Mary Coughlan, Liz Smith, Tom Hickey, Tony Rohr, Hilary Reynolds, Isolde Cazelet, Little John Nee, Steve Guttenberg, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Tillyshow all
“High Spirits” Quotes 18 quotes
“I'm dead. So this is what it feels like. Like a hangover.”
“- Mrs. Plunkett: Good morning, darling!
- Plunkett Senior: Good morning dear! Well, our son is an idiot!
- Mrs. Plunkett: We've known that for years, haven't we, darling?
- Plunkett Senior: Well, this time he has surpassed himself”
“- Mrs. Plunkett: Oh! Taking the easy way out, you naughty boy!
- Peter Plunkett: Mother, please! This is not easy, this is very, very difficult!”
“I know looks aren't everything... but they can help so much!”
“Eternity's a big commitment.”
Sir, once again I must remind you that my first name is not "dick". Nor is my surname "face". It is simply "Peter". "Peter Plunkett"... No, I was not given a middle name but I'm sure if I had, my mother would not have chosen "shit-for-brains peckerhead"... Well then clearly you know a side to my mother that I have been happily sheltered from.... (continue)(continue reading)
“- Miranda: Father Tony... What are you doing in the pool?
- Brother Tony: The Lord works in mysterious ways.”
“Kiss you? Maybe we should get some moisturizer first... or some medical supervision.”
“- Miranda: So, I was seeing this guy and he's a devil worshiper, right? Well, he's a hairdresser really, but he devil-worships on the side. And we booked this dumb tour because, you know, he likes ghosts, dead gerbils, that kind of thing... and he ran off with this Bhuddist monk! I mean, how I was supposed to know he was gay? So what about you,...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Martin Brogan: That was a dirty trick wasn't it, eh? Eh? Kicking me right in the bahoogies.
- Sharon Brogan Crawford: You were going to stab your wife with a sword, you pig.
- Martin Brogan: Ah, sure, that's no big thing. I do it every night.
- Sharon Brogan Crawford: Oh, and I suppose watching other men's wives in the bathtub is no big deal...” (continue)(continue reading)
“If I cannot send your payment, how on earth do you expect to transport an entire castle across the sea? The number of stamps alone is mind boggling!”
“- Katie: But there are no bloody ghosts here!
- Peter Plunkett: I know, but there will be. We'll invent them!”
“My love, my reason for dying.”