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* MeaningfulName: The guy Kate wants for Scott to possess is named {{Faust}}o - not a deal with the devil, but the underworld/afterlife connection is still there.

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* MeaningfulName: The guy Kate wants for Scott to possess is named {{Faust}}o Myth/{{Faust}}o - not a deal with the devil, but the underworld/afterlife connection is still there.

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* InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt: The film's title is displayed as "''Ghosts Can't Do It'', by John Derek". It's not uncommon for a film's title to be displayed this way in a poster, but less so for the film itself to do it!


* MayDecemberRomance: Scott is much older than Kate (for over 40 years, if one goes by their actor's ages).

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* MayDecemberRomance: Scott is much older than Kate (for over 40 years, if one goes by their actor's actors' ages).


Scott and Kate are happily married despite their 30-year age difference. After Scott suffers a heart attack that leaves him ravaged, he commits suicide and becomes a ghost that only Kate can see and speak with. To make it possible for Scott to return as a human, they conjure up a plan to have a young man die so that Scott can take his body.

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Scott and Kate are happily married despite their 30-year notable age difference. After Scott suffers a heart attack that leaves him ravaged, ravaged and unable to have sexual relations with Kate, he commits suicide and becomes a ghost that only Kate can see and speak with. To make it possible for Scott to return as a human, they conjure up a plan to have a young man die so that Scott can take his body.



* {{Fanservice}}: It's a Bo Derek movie directed by her husband, so of course she's frequently naked. Albeit as [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzies]] founder John Wilson noted in his book, in one scene it's not so pretty, as she sits on the beach after stripping, covering her nether regions with sand.



-->'''Webvideo/TheCinemaSnob:''' [[https://youtu.be/Ve3Qw-rkYUU?t=3m43s Behold: The worst heart attack scene you'll ever see on film.]]

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-->'''Webvideo/TheCinemaSnob:''' -->'''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob:''' [[https://youtu.be/Ve3Qw-rkYUU?t=3m43s Behold: The worst heart attack scene you'll ever see on film.]]



* MeaningfulName: The guy Kate wants for Scott to possess is named {{Faust}}o - not a deal with the devil, but the underworld\afterlife connection is still there.

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* MeaningfulName: The guy Kate wants for Scott to possess is named {{Faust}}o - not a deal with the devil, but the underworld\afterlife underworld/afterlife connection is still there.there.
* MsFanservice: Kate. She's Bo Derek in a movie directed by her husband, so of course she's frequently naked. Albeit as [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzies]] founder John Wilson noted in his book, in one scene it's not so pretty, as she sits on the beach after stripping, covering her nether regions with sand.


* TheCameo: Besides Donald Trump AsHimself, Julie Newmar appears a the ghost who helps Scott in the afterlife.

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* TheCameo: Besides Donald Trump AsHimself, Julie Newmar appears a as the ghost who helps Scott in the afterlife.



* FanService: It's a Bo Derek movie directed by her husband, so of course she's frequently naked. Albeit as [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzies]] founder John Wilson noted in his book, in one scene it's not so pretty, as she sits on the beach after stripping, covering her nether regions with sand.

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* FanService: {{Fanservice}}: It's a Bo Derek movie directed by her husband, so of course she's frequently naked. Albeit as [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzies]] founder John Wilson noted in his book, in one scene it's not so pretty, as she sits on the beach after stripping, covering her nether regions with sand.



* RealitySubtext: Many saw the main couple as a parallel between the director-actress couple John and Bo Derek, which had a similar age gap.


* FanService: It's a Bo Derek movie directed by her husband, so of course she's frequently naked. Albeit as [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzies]] founder John Wilson noted in his book, in one scene it's not so pretty, as she sits on the beach after stripping, covering her nether regions with sand.



-->'''[[https://youtu.be/Ve3Qw-rkYUU?t=3m43s The Cinema Snob:]]''' Behold: The worst heart attack scene you'll ever see on film.

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-->'''[[https://youtu.be/Ve3Qw-rkYUU?t=3m43s The Cinema Snob:]]''' -->'''Webvideo/TheCinemaSnob:''' [[https://youtu.be/Ve3Qw-rkYUU?t=3m43s Behold: The worst heart attack scene you'll ever see on film.]]


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* MeaningfulName: The guy Kate wants for Scott to possess is named {{Faust}}o - not a deal with the devil, but the underworld\afterlife connection is still there.


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* RealitySubtext: Many saw the main couple as a parallel between the director-actress couple John and Bo Derek, which had a similar age gap.


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* TitleDrop: "You're a ghost, Scott. And ghosts can't do it, that's simple."

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''Ghosts Can't Do It'' is a 1989 American romantic fantasy comedy film written and directed by John Derek, and starring Creator/BoDerek and Creator/AnthonyQuinn.

Scott and Kate are happily married despite their 30-year age difference. After Scott suffers a heart attack that leaves him ravaged, he commits suicide and becomes a ghost that only Kate can see and speak with. To make it possible for Scott to return as a human, they conjure up a plan to have a young man die so that Scott can take his body.
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!!This film contains examples of:
* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: Kate is at one point chased from the shower to a swimming pool by a hit man (MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext), where she says that she will not let him rape her. Whe man then makes it clear that he has no intention of raping her, but wants to ''kill her'', she changes her tune, and actually starts negotiating with the hitman if he doesn't want to change his mind.
* AsHimself: UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump appears as himself, as apparently the Scotts were trying to strike a business deal with the real estate mogul.
* TheCameo: Besides Donald Trump AsHimself, Julie Newmar appears a the ghost who helps Scott in the afterlife.
* CreditsGag: Donald Trump is credited in the closing credits as "And yes, that really was Donald Trump."
* DownerBeginning: The film begins with Scott having his heart attack.
* DrivenToSuicide: Scott commits suicide after his heart attack leaves him unable to have sex with Kate.
* HollywoodHeartAttack: Scott's heart attack is just one overdramatic chest-clutching away from doing every gesture associated with one.
-->'''[[https://youtu.be/Ve3Qw-rkYUU?t=3m43s The Cinema Snob:]]''' Behold: The worst heart attack scene you'll ever see on film.
* MayDecemberRomance: Scott is much older than Kate (for over 40 years, if one goes by their actor's ages).
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: According to this movie, angels may look like Julie Newmar, and they wear butterfly-shaped decorative items on their hands.
* SpiritAdvisor: Scott can communicate with Kate after his death, appearing in some kind of water reflection.
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