PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts.
The Beatles' "I'm Looking Through You" is used in the movie, one of the very few occasions where the original version of a Beatles song has been used in a film.
Did anything usual happen during my operation?
Surgeon: You... uh... died for seven minutes.
Bertram Pincus: I died! For seven minutes!
Surgeon: We brought you right back. People die all the time.
Bertram Pincus: Yeah, but it's usually just once... at the end.
When Dr. Pincus first leaves his office, his apartment building is directly to the left. After the ghosts show up in his apartment and he goes to work in the early morning he goes left out of his building instead of right to his office. However, he is just trying to get away from the ghosts at this point, and Frank's dialogue seems to suggest he's trying to find a hotel.
Directly after the end titles fade to black, there is a brief outburst of near-hysterical laughter.
$5,012,315 (USA) (21 September 2008)
$13,214,030 (USA) (9 November 2008)