PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A ghost writer, hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister, uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.
Ewan McGregor has said that the script never named his character, so in his head, his character name was Gordon McFarquor. The credits simply list him as The Ghost (the character is never named in the original novel).
You realize I know nothing about politics.
Rick Ricardelli: You voted for him, didn't you?
The Ghost: Adam Lang? Of course I did, everyone voted for him. He wasn't a politician, he was a craze.
When the Ghost purchases the ticket from the ferry window, he returns the clerk's "Here's your ticket" with the British slang for thanks "Tah." Assuming that the clerk was not herself British, nor had spent any time in the United Kingdom, there's no way that she would have known what he meant and she would have at least said "Excuse me?"
The title appears as highlighted words on pages of the scattered manuscript.
The version released on Blu-ray in Norway has some curse words dubbed over. At the motel reception you can clearly see McGregor mouthing something else than "shit".
$183,009 (USA) (21 February 2010)
$15,541,549 (USA) (17 June 2010)
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