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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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Storyline

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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The Superstars of the Supernatural are back. And this time, it's no marshmallow roast. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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16 June 1989 (USA)  »

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Ghostbusters 2  »

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$37,000,000 (estimated)

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$112,494,738 (USA)
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In an interview in Starlog 148 (published November 1989), Peter MacNicol revealed that in first script he saw, the character of Janosz Poha was a rather lackluster villain called Jason. It was MacNicol who suggested to Ivan Reitman and Harold Ramis to make the art restorer come from Carpathia, which is why he's an expert on the painting of Vigo. During filming, MacNicol spent a lot of time in his trailer, creating Janosz' origin and accent, as well as a mythology for Carpathia. He even came up with his own vision for a Carpathian flag, which featured a snake stepping on a man. See more »

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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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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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