Sam (Swayze) and Molly (Moore) have just moved in to a loft in TriBeca in Manhattan and are completely, idyllically in love.
She is a sculptor and he is a banker, but Sam finds it hard to express himself emotionally.
One evening, after the theatre, Sam is gunned down by a mugger who struggles to get the pair to hand over their wallets.
Following Sam's death, Molly's emotional state completely declines into a severe depression, but unknown to her, Sam is still around.
He has come back as a ghost in order to protect Molly from danger.
The problem is that Sam cannot communicate with Molly unless he channels his messages through a psychic - Oda Mae Brown (Goldberg - who won an Oscar for this role) who is at first unwilling to help but soon realises that she can save Molly's life.
The sense of mutual loss will break the heart of the most hardened viewer, while the special effects depicting spirits rampaging through the subway are still spookily effective.
An inspiring story, well-played and blessed with an Oscar-winning script from Bruce Joel Rubin, this is not a terrifying ghost story but a moving love story with dark undertones.