Patrick Swayze is murdered and comes back as a spirit to prevent the same thing from happening to his sweetheart, Demi Moore.

An Oscar-winning Whoopi Goldberg plays a wisecracking medium roped in to help in this box-office hit that mixes action, comedy and love story.

The romance, including the famous potter’s wheel sequence, is a little bit too soppy but the acting and some clever effects – with Swayze passing through walls, trains and people – result in something special.