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Explore the weird and wonderful world of "Beetlejuice," the cult classic directed by Tim Burton. Dive into trivia about the movie, its characters, behind-the-scenes facts, and much more.






Q: Who directed the movie "Beetlejuice"? 

A: Tim Burton

Q: What year was "Beetlejuice" released? 

A: 1988

Q: Who plays the character Beetlejuice in the movie? 

A: Michael Keaton

Q: What is the name of the teenage girl who befriends the ghosts in "Beetlejuice"? 

A: Lydia Deetz

Q: Who composed the iconic score for "Beetlejuice"? 

A: Danny Elfman

Q: What is the name of the actress who played Lydia Deetz? 

A: Winona Ryder

Q: What are the names of the deceased couple who haunt their former home? A: Adam and Barbara Maitland

Q: Who played Barbara Maitland in "Beetlejuice"? 

A: Geena Davis

Q: Who played Adam Maitland in "Beetlejuice"? 

A: Alec Baldwin

Q: What is the name of the handbook the Maitlands receive in the afterlife? 

A: Handbook for the Recently Deceased

Q: What is Beetlejuice's profession? 

A: Bio-exorcist

Q: How many times must you say Beetlejuice's name to summon him? 

A: Three times

Q: What color is Beetlejuice's hair? 

A: Green

Q: Who are the living family that move into the Maitlands' house? 

A: The Deetz family

Q: What color is Lydia Deetz's wedding dress in the movie? 

A: Red

Q: What type of creature does Beetlejuice turn into to scare the Deetz family? 

A: A snake

Q: What type of miniature model is Adam Maitland working on? 

A: A model of their town

Q: What is the name of Lydia's stepmother in the movie? 

A: Delia Deetz

Q: What Broadway musical is based on the movie "Beetlejuice"? 

A: Beetlejuice: The Musical

Q: What phrase does Beetlejuice use to introduce himself in the movie? A: "It's showtime!"

Q: Which famous actress plays Delia Deetz? 

A: Catherine O'Hara

Q: What is the name of the afterlife caseworker who helps the Maitlands? 

A: Juno

Q: Who is the actor that played Charles Deetz? 

A: Jeffrey Jones

Q: What is the name of the sculpture artist and friend of Delia Deetz? 

A: Otho

Q: What song is performed by the characters during the dinner possession scene? 

A: "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)"

Q: In the movie, what does Beetlejuice do to scare away Lydia's parents during the wedding scene? 

A: Turns into a giant snake

Q: How do the Maitlands die at the beginning of the movie? 

A: Car accident

Q: What game do the characters play to summon ghosts in the movie?

A: A séance

Q: What is the name of the town where the movie is set? 

A: Winter River

Q: What kind of store does Adam Maitland own? A: A hardware store

Q: What does Lydia use to see the Maitlands for the first time? 

A: A camera

Q: How does Beetlejuice first introduce himself to the Maitlands? 

A: Through a TV advertisement

Q: What type of magical art does Otho claim to practice? 

A: Paranormal investigation

Q: What famous line does Beetlejuice say after scaring the Deetz family at the dinner? 

A: "Let's turn on the juice and see what shakes loose!"

Q: What is the name of Lydia's real mother mentioned in the film? 

A: She is not named in the film.

Q: What is the running time of the movie "Beetlejuice"? 

A: 92 minutes

Q: What unusual feature does Beetlejuice’s head shrink into in one scene? 

A: A shrunken head

Q: Who created the makeup effects for Beetlejuice? 

A: Ve Neill

Q: Which character says the line, "I myself am strange and unusual"? 

A: Lydia Deetz

Q: What is the name of the ghost waiting room Beetlejuice ends up in at the end of the movie? 

A: The afterlife waiting room

Q: What real-world town was used as the setting for Winter River? 

A: East Corinth, Vermont

Q: What is the budget that "Beetlejuice" was made on? 

A: $15 million

Q: How many Academy Awards did "Beetlejuice" win? 

A: One (Best Makeup)

Q: Which character's sculptures come to life during the dinner scene? 

A: Delia Deetz's

Q: Who wrote the screenplay for "Beetlejuice"? 

A: Michael McDowell and Warren Skaaren

Q: What is the name of the spider Beetlejuice rides in the waiting room?

A: He doesn't name the spider.

Q: What was the original title of the film before it was changed to "Beetlejuice"? 

A: "Scared Sheetless"

Q: Who suggested the name change to "Beetlejuice"? 

A: Michael McDowell

Q: Which famous artist designed the "Beetlejuice" movie poster? 

A: Carl Ramsey

Q: In what year did "Beetlejuice: The Musical" premiere on Broadway? A: 2019

Q: What kind of plant does Beetlejuice have in his model town that comes to life? 

A: A giant flytrap

Q: What color are the Maitlands' wedding clothes in the movie? 

A: Adam wears a black suit, and Barbara wears a white dress.

Q: Which actor was initially considered for the role of Beetlejuice before Michael Keaton was cast? 

A: Sammy Davis Jr.

Q: How many times does Beetlejuice appear in the film before the climax? 

A: Six times

Q: What color is the sand in the afterlife desert? 

A: Red

Q: What language does Beetlejuice speak in the model town scene? 

A: He speaks English with a cowboy accent.

Q: How many minutes does Beetlejuice have of screen time in the movie? 

A: About 17 minutes

Q: Who turned down the role of Lydia Deetz before Winona Ryder was cast? 

A: Juliette Lewis

Q: What is the real name of the actor who played Beetlejuice in the animated TV series? 

A: Stephen Ouimette

Q: What did Tim Burton want to use instead of stop-motion animation for the sandworms originally? 

A: Claymation

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