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Ghostbusters II (1989)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi  -  16 June 1989 (USA)
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The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.

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Five years after the events of the first film, the Ghostbusters have been plagued by lawsuits and court orders, and their once-lucrative business is bankrupt. However, when Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement only to be promptly arrested. The Ghostbusters discover that New York is once again headed for supernatural doom, with a river of ectoplasmic slime bubbling beneath the city and an ancient sorcerer attempting to possess Dana's baby and be born anew. Can the Ghostbusters quell the negative emotions feeding the otherworldly threat and stop the world from being slimed? Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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$37,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$112,494,738 (USA)
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Trivia

The cameo appearance of Slimer the green ghost of Ghostbusters (1984) was prompted by the fact that in the years in between the two films, the cartoon series The Real Ghost Busters (1986) introduced the idea that Slimer was living at the firehouse as the Ghostbusters' pet. Because the original film and the cartoon series were so popular with children, they put Slimer in the film. See more »

Goofs

Ernie Hudson and Bill Murray switch places twice while in the statue. The original order was Murray, Hudson, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis. It then changes to Hudson, Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis. It then goes back. However, given that there is enough room up top for them to move around and look at things, and given the apparent time difference, it's entirely probable that they could switch places. See more »

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Janosz: [after getting shocked by Vigo the first time, falling down the step ladder he was working on] Stinging! I'm stinging!
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No, It's Not The Original, But It's Still Very Funny
11 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was another sequel that was fashionable to knock when it came out. It got panned because it couldn't live up to the first Ghostbusters. Well, what could? The first one was so original, so enormously popular than any sequel was bound to fail as far as matching it.

This second Ghostbusters was just fine, very entertaining and it was nice to see all the main characters back. It had a little nicer feel to it and was more family-friendly language-wise, so it even had some things going for it the first one didn't have.

The other major different in this sequel was watching Peter MacNichol, who reprized his "Renfield"-type character from Mel Brooks' "Dead: And Loving It" comedy with Leslie Nielsen. Here, MacNichol plays "Janosz Poha," another wacko with a thick Eastern European accent. He is hilarious, and elevates the enjoyment of this film. Otherwise, the rest of the cast plays and acts just as they did in the first film, which means you'll get a lot of laughs out of them The story just isn't as intense, that's all. No, it can't equal the original, but.....

The bottom line is this: Don't try to compare the two films. If you enjoyed the first, you'll like this.....period.


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