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Ghostbusters II (1989)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  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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$37,000,000 (estimated)

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$112,494,738 (USA)
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Trivia

A scene featuring Ray driving Ecto-1A recklessly at speed, as a result of being possessed while examining Vigo's painting, was filmed but not used in the final edit of the movie. However, some shots of the sequence (Ray running a red light; Peter, sitting in the back, pulling a surprised face) were used in the montage as the Ghostbusters go back into business. (This continued a trend of unused scenes being used in a montage. In the first film, a scene of Ray and Winston investigating a haunted fort, where Ray encounters a beautiful ghost, was filmed and not used, but instead used as a 'dream' in that movie's montage sequence.) See more »

Goofs

When Ben Stein informs that there is a covering on the main Museum, and that they "can't make a dent," the picture Ben Stein shows the man is shown towards the camera, and is obviously a picture of the base of the Statue of Liberty. See more »

Quotes

Peter Venkman: Viggy, Viggy, Viggy, you have been a bad monkey!
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Higher and Higher
Written by Gary Jackson, Carl Smith & Raynard Miner
Performed by Jackie Wilson
Courtesy of Sounds of Film, Ltd. / Brunswick Records, Inc.
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This film shouldn't be panned
9 October 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I say that one line summary not in the meaning you should watch this film in widescreen, but in that this film isn't as bad as some people say. Sure it might not have the ultimate originality of the 1st (of course), but it is still entertaining, one of the best of 1989. This time, we see 5 years later where the Ghostbusters parted ways (Venkman to a Talk show, Spengler to a child psychologist and Stanz as a book store owner) but are put back together because of new activity in the paranormal that could end the world (courtesy of a painting named Vigo). Then, comedy ensues with great visual effects to match. Still pretty funny (the talk show scene with Chloe Webb is utterly hilarious), but maybe just a tad lesser than the first. A-


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