14 Facts About Beetlejuice


Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy horror comedy film directed by Tim Burton, written by Michael McDowell and Warren Skaaren, produced by The Geffen Company, distributed by Warner Bros.

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At first, they are unaware his name is pronounced "Beetlejuice", which is why they have such difficulty pronouncing it and thereby summoning him.

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Beetlejuice saves the Maitlands and disposes of Maxie, his wife, and Otho, then prepares a wedding before a ghastly minister.

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Beetlejuice hired Bo Welch, his future collaborator on Edward Scissorhands and Batman Returns .

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Beetlejuice liked me, and he liked what I was doing with Walter, and the material I was bringing in.

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Beetlejuice must have loved it or he wouldn't have wanted to see me so soon.

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Beetlejuice added that the writers and producers had received a suggestion the sequel be named Sanduleak -69 202 after the former star of SN 1987A.

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Beetlejuice was a financial success, recouping its US$15 million budget, and was the 10th-highest grossing film of 1988.

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Rosenbaum felt Beetlejuice carried originality and creativity that did not exist in other films.

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Desson Howe of The Washington Post felt Beetlejuice had "the perfect balance of bizarreness, comedy and horror".

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Beetlejuice won Best Horror Film and Best Make-up at the 1988 Saturn Awards.

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Beetlejuice was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

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Beetlejuice was 88th in the American Film Institute's list of Best Comedies.

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The spirit comes back from the afterlife to cause trouble, and Beetlejuice becomes a hero by winning a surf contest with magic.

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