The character of Betelgeuse—envisioned by McDowell as a winged demon, who takes on the form of a short Middle Eastern man–is also intent on killing the Deetzes rather than scaring them, and wanted sex from Lydia instead of wanting to marry her.
Alec Baldwin – Adam Maitland Alec Baldwin was a TOTAL BABE in Beetlejuice. As the oldest of all the Baldwin men, it’s no surprise that he dominated the ’90s with films like The Hunt for Red October and The Shadow.Nov 22, 2021
The Maitlands summon him when they learn that he can be summoned if his name is said 3 times in a row.
After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose “help” quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia.
Lester was born with dwarfism and microcephaly, a condition that caused his small head relative to his small body and his intellectual disability. He is the second youngest of six children by his mother Lillie and was raised in the Marion Section of Jersey City, New Jersey.
53 years (June 2, 1968)
|Notable work||Amadeus, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Beetlejuice, The Crucible|
BJ is enraged that he will be alone forever and attempts to murder the family. Luckily Lydia comes to her senses enough to return to the land of the living with a con of her own. She gives Beetlejuice exactly what he wants. She marries him and for a few moments, he is alive.
Beetlejuice tells Lydia a passage from the book that will resurrect her mother but instead starts exorcising Barbara, and forces Lydia to marry him. To save everyone, Lydia agrees to marry Beetlejuice (“The Whole “Being Dead” Thing, Pt. 4″). … The wedding brings Beetlejuice to life, allowing Lydia to kill him again.
Tim Burton’s 1988 horror-comedy film Beetlejuice takes place in Connecticut but was filmed in rural East Corinth in Orange County, about an hour-and-15-minute drive from Burlington.Jul 15, 2020
According to legend, if you say the name Beetlejuice three times fast, the magical trickster himself will appear before you. … that may include the long-awaited sequel to the Tim Burton’s hit comedy “Beetlejuice.”
Despite the PG rating by the MPAA, because of the curse words, scary moments, and various adult references, Common Sense Media rated Beetlejuice as appropriate for ages 13 and up.
Beetlejuice was named after the Betelgeuse Star, a star in the Orion constellation. The reasoning behind this is that Betelgeuse is supposed to be the doorway to the infinite blackness of outer space, a metaphor for Beetlejuice being the doorman of the underworld.
In the movie Beetlejuice, the theme is that the afterlife is not really the end for us all; we live on a multiple level world between life and death, and need to respect the dead. The theme is idealistic and not applicable in real life to all people.
‘Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice’ Serves as a Contract
No matter the explanation, Betelgeuse is, before anything else, a businessman. To him, saying his name three times is no different than signing multiple papers on a contract.
Donald “Donny” Juice is Beetlejuice’s younger brother and also Gnat and Bea Juice’s son, though who whether or not Donny realizes it gets on BJ’s nerves. He appeared in those few of Mr. BJ’s animated episodes, such as “Oh, Brother!” and “Midnight Scum”.
And then there’s Beetlejuice. … Beetlejuice is available to stream on Hulu Plus and Peacock. You can also rent or buy the movie from Amazon Prime, Vudu, Google Play and iTunes.
Plus, she’s the only living person who can actually see the Maitlands at this point. According to the Handbook for the Recently Deceased, it’s because she’s “strange and unusual” herself.
mom in beetlejuice