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Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze, ... | PARTING IS SUCH SWEET SORROW Moore says goodbye to Swayze twice in the otherworldly ''Ghost''
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PARTING IS SUCH SWEET SORROW Moore says goodbye to Swayze twice in the otherworldly ''Ghost''

Why ''Ghost'' is a top tearjerker

Who could forget that titillating pottery scene set to the Righteous Brothers' ''Unchained Melody,'' or Whoopi Goldberg's Oscar-winning performance as a medium who finally meets a spirit she can talk to? The fun ends, however, when the movie tackles one of our biggest fears: losing a loved one in a senseless act of violence. Every mournful scene -- Demi Moore holding a dying Patrick Swayze in her arms, Swayze seeing Moore vulnerable to the man responsible for his death -- is made all the more wrenching with the aid of Maurice Jarre's touching score.

KLEENEX MOMENT As Swayze is about to be taken to the next world, he and Moore exchange a bittersweet kiss and the killer line: ''See ya.''

Originally posted Nov 19, 2003