Questions tagged [beetlejuice]

1988's American comedy fantasy film directed by Tim Burton, where a recently deceased young couple become ghosts haunting their former home to scare away the new inhabitants and take help of devious ghost named Betelgeuse (pronounced Beetlejuice)

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Do all dead people have magic abilities?

In Beetlejuice (1988), we see Beetlejuice use all sorts of magic from changing his clothes to becoming a snake to sending people to Saturn. Do all dead people get magic abilities or is he special in ...
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What did Beetlejuice want for payment?

In the movie, Beetlejuice talks about getting the Maitland's business, yet we never hear what he wanted from them What did he expect for compensation?
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The Maitlands' “powers” in Beetlejuice

Early on in Beetlejuice, Adam and Barbara perform some scare tactics - a beheading and a gruesome face removal. No one notices. Shortly after they go to see Juno (their 'caseworker'), who says: It ...
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Was the actress Winona Ryder laughing in the dinner scene or was it in the script?

In the banana song scene in Beetlejuice (1988), when Lydia (Winona Ryder) gets up from the table she starts laughing. She can even be heard right in the middle of the scene, and a little later is seen ...
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Why is Betelgeuse named after a star?

Betelgeuse is the name of a star; second-brightest in the constellation of Orion. Then why the antagonist with the twisted dark motivation has the same name of a star?
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How does Lydia “escape” the dinner scene?

During the dinner scene, when Beetlejuice tries to get the Deetz to leave the house for the first time, they all (except Lydia) get possessed and start to dance to the Banana Boat Song: ...
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Why did Adam and Barbara have to dig up Beetlejuice?

After Barbara says Beetlejuice 3 times, her and Adam are transported into Adam's model where Beetlejuice is residing. Why did they have to dig him out of his coffin? Why was he just not there already? ...