Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice (1988)

Genres - Comedy, Fantasy, Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy Horror, Ghost Film  |   Release Date - Mar 30, 1988  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Beetlejuice is a 1988 American black comedy fantasy film directed by Tim Burton, produced by The Geffen Film Company and distributed by Warner Bros. The plot revolves around a recently deceased young couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) who become ghosts haunting their former home, and an obnoxious, devious ghost named Betelgeuse (pronounced "Beetlejuice", portrayed by Michael Keaton) from the Netherworld who tries to scare away the new inhabitants (Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones, and Winona Ryder) permanently.

After the success of Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Burton was sent several scripts and became disheartened by their lack of imagination and originality. When he was sent Michael McDowell's original script for Beetlejuice, Burton agreed to direct, although Larry Wilson and later Warren Skaaren were hired to rewrite it. Beetlejuice was a critical and commercial success, grossing $73.7 million from a budget of $15 million. It won the Academy Award for Best Makeup and three Saturn Awards: Best Horror Film, Best Makeup and Best Supporting Actress for Sylvia Sidney, her final award before her death in 1999.

The film spawned an animated television series that Burton produced and a planned unproduced sequel, Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian. In 2012, new development on a sequel was announced.

Movie Info

Budget

$15,000,000

Box Office

$74,836,631

Tags

Afterlife, Calypso, Child Bride, Cult, Ghost, Giant Snake, Mind-Bending/Experimental, Minister, New England, Possession, Skeleton, Supernatural/Monsters, Surrealism, Teenage Girl

Attributes

Narrative Location: Connecticut
Subject: haunted house

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Beetle Juice
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Beetlejuice
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Beetlejuice - Kísértethistória
HU
Beetlejuice - Os Fantasmas Se Divertem
BR
Beetlejuice - Spiritello porcello
IT
Beetlejuice, el súper fantasma
MX
Beetlejuice, el superfantasma
AR, PE
Bételgeuse
CA
Beterböcek
TR
Bitelchús
ES
Bitera Rasa
IN
Bitlijus
AE
Bubimir
HR
Lottergeist Beetlejuice
DE
Mardikamahl
EE
Ngôi Nhà Ma
VN
Os Fantasmas Divertem-se
PT
Os Fantasmas se Divertem
BR
Sok z żuka
PL
The Maitlands
US
Vabalų sultys
LT
Vant Jyus
IN
Vantu Caru
IN
Viatã de stafie
RO
Ο Σκαθαροζούμης
GR
Бітлджюс
UA
Бийтълджус
BG
Битлђус
RS
Битлджюс
RU, US
Жучий сік
UA
بیتلجوس
IR
बीटलजूस
IN
ਬੀਟਲ ਦਾ ਜੂਸ
IN
பீட்டில்ஜூஸ்
IN
బీటిల్జూస్కి
IN
ビートルジュース
JP
陰間大法師
TW
비틀쥬스
KR
유령수업
KR