Thanks to the carelessness of a cute little doggy, wimpy newlyweds Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin are killed in a freak auto accident. Upon arriving in the outer offices of Heaven, the couple finds that, thanks to a century's worth of bureaucratic red tape, they're on a long celestial waiting list. Before they can earn their wings, Davis and Baldwin must occupy their old house as ghosts for the next fifty years. Alas, the house is now owned by insufferable yuppies Catherine O'Hara and Jeffrey Jones. Horrified at the prospect of sharing space with these obnoxious interlopers, Davis and Baldwin do their best to scare O'Hara and Jones away, but their house-haunting skills are pathetic at best. In desperation, the ghostly couple engage the services of a veteran scaremeister: a yellow-haired, snaggle-toothed, profane, flatulent "gonzo" spirit named Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton, in the role of a lifetime). The problem: Beetlejuice cannot be trusted-especially when he falls in love with O'Hara and Jones' gloomy, black-clad teenaged daughter Winona Ryder. A Tex Avery cartoon come to life, Beetlejuice is chock full of solid laughs, sharp characterizations, superb Oscar-winning makeup and eye-popping special effects. The best bits include heavenly caseworker Sylvia Sidney blowing cigarette smoke out of the slit in her throat, dinner guest Dick Cavett playing "butt bongo" to the tune of Harry Belafonte's Banana Boat Song, and those thick-headed football-playing ghosts who can't quite latch onto the concept of being dead. Beetlejuice producer David Geffen, director Tim Burton, and composer Danny Elfman were also intimately involved in the animated TV-series spin-off. 1988
1. Main Titles
2. Travel Music
4. Enter...The Family/Sand Worm Planet
6. Lydia Discovers?
7. In the Model
8. Juno's Theme
11. Flier/Lydia's Pep Talk
12. Banana Boat Song (Day-O) - Harry Belafonte
14. Lydia Strikes a Bargain...
19. End Credits
20. Jump in the Line - Harry Belafonte