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Ghostbusters II (1989)

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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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16 June 1989 (USA)  »

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$37,000,000 (estimated)

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$112,494,738 (USA)
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Trivia

Because of the wild popularity of The Real Ghostbusters (1986) among children, Ivan Reitman, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis made a conscious effort to tone down the adult innuendo and behaviors from the previous Ghostbusters (1984) movie. Between the two films, all the Ghostbusters gave up smoking (except for a few scenes where Ray is seen with a cigar either in his hand or in his mouth), and the ghosts took on appearances closer to those in the animated series rather than the more frightening effects of the first film. See more »

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Where upon arriving at Peter's rendezvous with Dana, Raymond and Egon proceed to inform Peter of their intentions of going underground. During this dialogue and an over the shoulder shot of Egon, we can clearly hear Ray speak to Peter while the only mouth that is moving in the shot is Egon's. See more »

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Dana: Hello, Peter.
Peter Venkman: [whips around Melodramatically, and speaks in a soap opera-esque deep tone] Hello, Dana.
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I'm still ready to call them.
9 August 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I guess that usually, we have to wonder why they make sequels. If nothing else, as long as the sequels aren't boring, obnoxious, pathetic, embarrassing, insulting, or otherwise bad, then they're acceptable. "Ghostbusters II" passes. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and Rick Moranis reprise their roles from the original. This one has the title characters battling a river of hostility-based slime that's possessing a painting. Peter MacNicol plays the man who brought the painting to New York, and subsequently gets possessed by it. "Ghostbusters II" is pretty ridiculous, often gross, but never unpleasant. So who you gonna call?


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