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The Daily Movie Quote: Beetle Juice

Updated on September 29, 2010
Michael Keaton in Beetle Juice
Michael Keaton in Beetle Juice

"Ah. Well... I attended Juilliard... I'm a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I've seen the EXORCIST ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT... NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU'RE TALKING TO A DEAD GUY... NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK? You think I'm qualified?" - Betelgeuse, Beetle Juice (1988)

Warner Brothers Pictures, rated PG, 92 minutes

Directed By: Tim Burton


Michael Keaton - Betelgeuse

Alec Baldwin - Adam Maitland

Geena Davis - Barbara Maitland

Catherine O'Hara - Delia Deetz

Jeffery Jones - Charles Deetz

Winona Ryder - Lydia Deetz

Glenn Shadix - Otho

Robert Goulet - Maxie Dean

Synopsis: A recently deceased New England couple, the Maitland's, find themselves confined to their home only to have an obnoxious 'big city' family move in. After failing to scare them out themselves, the Maitland's turn to a bio-exorcist, Beetle Juice, for help that ends up yielding negative consequences.

Fact: The waiting room receptionist is Miss Argentina.

Trivia: Beetle Juice's name is spoken twenty times in the film.

Movie Mistake: The Maitland's have no mirror reflections but do have window reflections.

My Take: Beetle Juice was in my top five favorite movies for a long time and it'd probably creep back in if I were to watch it again. The movie kicks ass! Beetle Juice's look, it's creative story and, well, Tim Burton make for an amazing flick. Michael Keaton only spent two weeks filming his part and he considers it his best role. I completely agree, this is one great dark comedy that's timeless and funny as hell!

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