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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:

$13,612,564 (USA) (8 June 1984)

Gross:

$229,242,989 (USA) (12 September 2014)
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2.40 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 29 mins) The pinball machine visible in The Ghostbusters' firehouse is Stern's 1980 title Star Gazer. The similarity to the name "Gozer" and its analogous graphics regarding a gorgeous and powerful sorceress is interesting. See more »

Goofs

(at around 58 mins) When Dana/Zuul levitates as Venkman is counting to three, you can see part of the device used to lift her up under her middle back area. 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

During the end credits, as the Ghostbusters are leaving in Ecto-1, three priests can be seen giving the last rites to a chunk of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man See more »

Connections

Referenced in .hack//G.U. Vol.3//Redemption (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

GHOSTBUSTERS
Written and Performed by Ray Parker Jr.
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Horrendously overrated
26 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ghostbusters is nothing more than an inconsistent mess of a wannabee comedy. I am indeed a fan of Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver, but honestly, this is one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

Sure, the effects were state-of-the-art for 1984, with all of those hideous monsters, but that was simply just a way to cover up the absolutely awful screenplay.

I'm not sure where all of this acclaim comes from. Just like Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, the story jumps all over the place. Yes, they stayed true to one aspect, the line with the wicked Zuul, but the rest just seemed out of place.


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