Adam Maitland is the young husband of Barbara Maitland.Â Right before their much needed vacation, Adam takes his wife on a quick trip to the hardware store.Â On their way back, he swerves to avoid a dog and ends up killing the couple in a crash.Â When they get back, they discover their house has been sold to the Deetzes.
Adam and his wife are unwilling to part with their home and attempt to haunt it.Â Eventually Adam and Barbara contact Beetlejuice, a bio-exorcist who's living in the model of the town that Adam built.
Adam: What are your qualifications? Beetlejuice: 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 Excorcist 167 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?