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 movie and portrayed by Michael Keaton from the Netherworld who tries to scare away the new inhabitants Catherine O'Hara , Jeffrey Jones , and Winona Ryder. The film's success spawned an animated television series , video games, and a stage musical. Barbara's cousin Jane Butterfield, a pushy real estate agent, hounds them to sell their large home but they refuse. While driving home from a trip to the hardware store, they swerve to avoid a dog and their car plunges into the river. When the two return home they find they cannot remember how they got back, having no recollection of the event, and when Adam attempts to leave the house he steps into an alien desert with monstrous sand-worms. They find a book titled Handbook for the Recently Deceased and realize they drowned in the crash and are trapped haunting their house.
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A surreal, demented delight. The long-awaited second film from wunderkind director Tim Burton is a wildly inventive, unique horror comedy that plays like a twisted, surrealistic, cartoon remake of TOPPER Keaton is in rare form leading the haunt, rivaled by virtuoso Sidney as overloaded other side caseworker. Film won a much deserved Oscar for Best Alec Baldwin Adam Maitland. Geena Davis Barbara Maitland.
It's hard to believe it's been more than 30 years since Beetlejuice first hit movie theaters and gave everyone a new favorite Halloween movie to watch every October or all year round, if you're as obsessed as we are. From the hilarious one-liners to the insane costumes , Beetlejuice managed to make us laugh out loud and cover our eyes at the same time. Three decades later, this classic Tim Burton film still holds up against more modern "scary" movies —but what happened to the star-studded cast after filming wrapped? Here's a look at what Beetlejuice 's most colorful characters are up to today. Betelgeuse, played by Michael Keaton, is a sassy and mischievous poltergeist who was hired by the ghosts of a recently deceased young couple. The pair was hoping Betelgeuse could scare away the irritating new occupants of their idyllic Connecticut home, but quickly realized they couldn't control him and his antics. After scoring the lead role in Beetlejuice, Michael remained high in demand and starred in a wide variety of films throughout the s. More recently, the actor received critical praise for his performance in Birdman , which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor as well as an Academy Award nomination. Geena Davis starred as Barbara Maitland, who—after dying in a car accident with her new husband—can't seem to escape her former home and its irritating new residents.