Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice
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Theatrical release poster by Carl Ramsey
Directed byTim Burton
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story by
  • Michael McDowell
  • Larry Wilson
Starring
Music byDanny Elfman
CinematographyThomas E. Ackerman
Edited byJane Kurson
Production
company
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • March 30, 1988 (1988-03-30)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$15 million
Box office$84.6 million[1]

Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy comedy film[2][3] directed by Tim Burton, produced by the Geffen Company, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The plot revolves around a recently deceased couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) who become ghosts haunting their former home, and an obnoxious, devious poltergeist named Betelgeuse (pronounced and occasionally spelled Beetlejuice in the film and portrayed by Michael Keaton) from the Netherworld who tries to scare away the new inhabitants (Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones, and Winona Ryder).

Beetlejuice was a critical and commercial success, grossing US$73.7 million from a budget of US$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. The film's success spawned an animated television series, video games, and a 2018 stage musical.

  1. ^ "Beetlejuice (1988)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on November 14, 2019. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Beetlejuice (1988)". Allmovie. Archived from the original on July 19, 2013. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
  3. ^ Nero, Dom. "Beetlejuice Is a Horror-Fantasy-Comedy Hybrid Above All Categorization". Esquire. Archived from the original on June 5, 2020. Retrieved November 10, 2018.