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Ghostbusters (1984)

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Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

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Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz and Egon work at the University where they delve into the paranormal and fiddle with many unethical experiments on the students. As they are kicked out of the University do they really understand their knowledge of the paranormal and go into business for themselves. Under the new snazzy business name of 'Ghostbusters', and living in the old firehouse building they work out of, they are called to rid New York City of paranormal phenomenon at everyone's whim.... for a price. They make national press as the media thinks and pressures everybody the Ghostbusters are the cause of it all. Thrown in jail by the EPA, the mayor takes a chance and calls on them to help save the city. Unbeknownst to all, a long dead Gozer worshiper (Evo Shandor) erected downtown apartment building is the cause of all the paranormal activity. They find out the building could resurrect the ancient Hittite god, Gozer, and bring an end to all of humanity. Who are you gonna call to stop this ... Written by Chad Grill

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8 June 1984 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,612,564, 10 June 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$238,632,124

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$291,632,124
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2.40 : 1
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Trivia

On the Bravo TV series Dinner for Five (2001) Ernie Hudson said that he was living in a small apartment in Los Angeles around the time of the film's release, and after the movie came out a neighborhood store owner gave out his address to fans. So many people came to visit him that he was forced to move. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 9 mins) When all the ghosts are escaping across downtown Manhattan, several ghost trails are not fully animated and abruptly cut off at the bottom right of the screen [Widescreen version only] See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Peter Venkman: All right, I'm gonna turn over the next card. Concentrate... I want you to tell me what you think it is.
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Crazy Credits

Opening titles give the name of the movie as "Ghost Busters" (two words). But in nearly all media/ads and even packaging/casing for home video releases, it is spelled as "Ghostbusters" (one word). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jackson Browne: Going Home (1994) See more »

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CLEANIN' UP THE TOWN
Written by Kevin O'Neal and Brian O'Neal
Produced by Kevin O'Neal, Brian O'Neal and John Leslie Hug (as John Hug)
Performed by The Bus Boys
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Classic 80's Comedy
30 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

Just watched Ghostbusters for the first time in 20 or more years and glad I purchased the Blu Ray, even though it was a discounted price of less than $10.00. The special effects on the movie were most likely state of the art for 1984 and was very effective for the movie. The story of 3 guys fighting off ghost that have invaded New York is visually effective, a good story-line and was well written. The idea of the big Marshmallow Man at the end of the movie was very humorous and they could not have come up with a better villain. For a movie I have not seen in nearly 30 years, I enjoyed it for what it was, a fun filled humorous movie that still is worth bringing out every now and then.


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