Batman must battle former district attorney Harvey Dent, who is now Two-Face and Edward Nygma, The Riddler with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.
Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.
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
When interviewing Alice the Librarian, Peter at one point asks her if she is currently menstruating, to which the shocked head librarian asks "What does that have to do with anything?" (and Peter famously replies "Back off, man. I'm a scientist."). From both a psychological and parapsychological standpoint, it's a valid question: in parapsychology there is some correlation between menstrual cycles and latent telekinetic powers, and from the psychology side, Alice, an older woman, may have been going through menopause, which in very rare cases causes psychotic breaks or blackout periods. In context, Peter was determining if Alice might have actually caused the disturbance herself, either physically or through psychic powers. See more »
(at around 19 mins) Inconsistent number and position of splattered eggs on counter as camera angles change. See more »
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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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 »
For it's time, Ghostbusters would have to be a classic. Visiting such
as the supernatural, is sure not meant to be funny, but this film does
stretch that rule a little. Thankfully it does, as it allows those among
(like me), who do not believe in ghost and goblins, to sit back, relax and
enjoy the funny antics of these ghost-busting heroes. Although it might be
little dated in the new millennium, 'Ghostbusters' is still one of the
'great comedies of the 1980's' in my view.
When the University downsizes the parapsychology department, Doctors
Venkman, Stantz and Spengler make the leap from scientists to
investigators and exterminators of paranormal pests! When the bewitching
Dana Barrett discovers her refrigerator has become a portal into the
spiritual dimension, our heroes come face to face with an ancient evil
with plans to raise hell in Manhattan.
When reviewing a movie, I try to be as fair as I can be. However I feel
by only viewing a movie once, we can not comprehend or appreciate the work
that has gone into it, as a lot of work goes into bringing a movie to
'life'. For me that is no more apparent than with this classic hit. The
spent doing the script, special effects, production designs all have their
merit and make this movie great. It is not just actors doing their job, as
that is only one small part of the movie.
Most of 'Ghostbusters' success must be given to director Ivan Reitman. He
did a fabulous job directing the Ghostbusters. I am certain that he left
stone unturned when it came to getting this film right and I am so glad he
did. What also made this film more unique was that two of its stars wrote
one very very good script. I am of course talking about Dan Akroyd and
Harold Ramis. Their originality and comedy on paper, made watching this
a real joy. It is not often that stars write good scripts, but this time
these guys got it right.
The cast that this film has was amazing to say the least. The four
Ghostbuster characters were all different, which made them great to watch.
love the way that director Reitman summed up the Ghostbusters. He said of
the three main guys that, Bill Murray was the 'mouth' or the smart ass of
the film, while Dana Barrett says of Dr Venkman, ' you're more like a
game-show host' and I have to agree with that, Dan Akroyd was the 'hands',
meaning the person who was very hands-on when came to the ghostbusting,
finally Harold Ramis was the 'Brains' or the smartest one of Ghostbusters.
Add in the cheery Ernie Hudson, who played Winston Zeddemore, making them
the perfect team.
However, the Ghostbusters are a little different when it comes to doing
their job. They have funny facilities, which only they could invent, a car
that is as wild and conspicuous as its owners are, while the tools that
use to trap there supernatural phenomenon are weird and crazy. I love the
traps, 'nuclear accelerators' and other bits and pieces they simply refer
as 'toys', when they are anything but that.
Then take into consideration the other great roles in this film, as
them this film would not be as good. Sigourney Weaver was very 'spiritual'
when came to being the normally delightful Dana Barrett. I really enjoyed
the onscreen chemistry between her and Bill Murray. Rick Moranis played
moronic '' as only he can. I always think of him as the man from 'Little
shop of horrors', but there is no doubting his acting talents. Add in the
very 'unusual' and eccentric Receptionist Janine, who was amusingly
portrayed by Annie Potts. I love it when she screams 'we got one'. Yet I
still say my favourite character in the Ghostbusters, over the silly
(who is second), is the funny ghost Slimer. While Murray is as insane as
ghosts were in this movie, Slimer steals the show in my view. He is wild,
'slimes' people and makes the Ghostbusters all the funnier. Whoever
Slimer is a genius!
There are some very funny scenes and lines in this movie. I love how we
introduced to the first ghost in the movie, who is part of the library in
New York, then the mayhem and chaos we see slimmer cause in the Hotel is
classic cinematography. The Venkman line at the end of the scene is
priceless as he says 'we came, we saw, we kicked its ass!' Throw in scenes
with the monsters that run around New York terrorising people, the
of ghosts by the Environmental Protection jerk and the Marshmallow Man are
all hilarious parts to a movie that is full on from start to the finish.
I wish I had been old enough to see the opening of 'Ghostbusters' in the
cinema, as I am sure it would have had a huge cinema release. When I
remember the Ghostbusters two things come to mind. One is the hypnotic
'Ghostbusters' written and performed by Ray Parker Jnr., and two is that
mother and one of her friends said that they banned their children from
viewing such rot. I certainly missed out on seeing many great facets of
the Ghostbusters spawned, such as two ingenious cartoons. I sort of
understand what they were on about, but I would have preferred being
to watch it and then just forget about it. This film has a lot to like
about, it is funny, crazy and a little bit different. If you are yet to
what the great fuss is about the 'Ghostbusters', then please do yourself a
favour and pick up a copy today. Yes, they are ready to believe
CMRS gives 'Ghostbusters': 5 (Brilliant Film)
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