"Sam Wheat" (Patrick Swayze, †57), a banker, and "Molly Jensen", an artist played by Demi Moore, have fallen madly in love with each other. When "Sam" is murdered by his so-called friend and business partner "Carl Bruner", his ghost remains. When "Sam" finally figures out what happened to him, he seeks out the psychic "Oda Mae Brown" to help his lover "Molly" save herself from impending danger.
"Carl Bruner" is "Sam Wheat's" so-called best friend and business partner who can be considered to be the villain of the story. After betraying "Wheat", "Bruner" and his goons set out to endanger "Sam's" former girlfriend "Molly Jensen".
Toby Goldwyn played the role of "Carl Bruner" in the movie Ghost. He moved on to played a number of minor roles before landing his first major part in the movie The Pelican Brief starring as Chief of Staff "Fletcher Coal". He was cast as one of the main characters in the ABC hit show Scandal from 2012 until 2017. Goldwyn is married to production designer Jane Michelle Musky and has two daughters.
"Oda Mae Brown" is a psychic in the film who helps "Molly Jensen" communicate with "Sam Wheat's" wandering spirit. She is the only being who can really talk to "Sam". She later helps "Molly" get to safety.
Oh you haven't heard of Whoopi Goldberg? Well that's pretty much impossible! Her role in Ghost was seen as a 'career reviver' for Goldberg. It worked out relatively well because in 1990, she was awarded an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. She moved on to play the leading role in Sister Act in 1992 and also had a reoccurring role on the cult series Star Trek: The Next Generation starring as "Guinan". Nowadays she co-hosts the show The View and is more charity orientated than ever before.
Root's part in Ghost was quite insignificant, but all stars have to start somewhere! Stephen Root played the role of a random police sergeant in the film.
Ghost was definitely no big breakthrough for the young actor at the time, but it can be seen as a necessary stepping stone when getting into show business. He moved on to star in dozens of smaller roles such as No Country for Old Men and Grind before landing a bigger role in the movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story in 2004. He has also worked as a voice actor for countless TV shows such as Courage the Cowardly Dog, American Dad, Phineas and Ferb and many other kid programs. His most important voice acting achievement was him voicing two characters on the animated show King of the Hill from 1997 until 2010.
"Molly Jensen" is "Sam Wheat's" lover. She is completely devastated by the loss of her boyfriend. When a random psychic continuously tries to explain to her that her lover's spirit lives on and is trying to save her from impending danger, she doesn't know exactly what to believe anymore. "Molly" later comes to her senses and let's "Sam's" spirit guide her.
Demi Moore recieved a Golden Globe nomination for her role in Ghost. She was never able to have the same amount of success she got working alongside Patrick Swayze, Tom Cruise, Robert Redford and Michael Douglas, but did in fact make a comeback in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle back in 2003. She has starred as a recurring character on the popular TV show Empire since 2017.
"Sam Wheat" is the tragic victim of murder in the movie Ghost. After being betrayed by his best friends and business partner, his spirit is left to wonder around New York City. After getting over the initial shock, "Sam" realizes that his sole purpose is to find a way to communicate with his beloved "Molly" to save her from harm.
Swayze had already had great success before he got the role of "Sam Wheat" in Ghost. Dirty Dancing, and North and South are just two great examples of some of the projects he had been a part of. He moved on to star in smaller productions up to his death in 2009 from pancreatic cancer.