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Ghostbusters II (1989)

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. But when Dana has ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement and are 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 reborn. 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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16 June 1989 (USA)  »

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$37,000,000 (estimated)

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$29,472,894 (USA) (16 June 1989)

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$112,494,738 (USA)
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Trivia

A scene was filmed, but cut which Louis uses chicken drumsticks and use them as bait for Slimer, so he can put Slimer in the ghost trap, which fails. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 16 mins) During the "Flip City" song montage, when the large monster ghost is coming through the arch (at the time done with stop-motion animation), if you look to the right of the screen at the top of the arch (in the sky next to it) you can see where the green screen the puppet was shot against wasn't completely edited out. See more »

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[viewing the River of Slime]
Egon: You know how much negative energy would be necessary to generate a flow this size?
Winston: New York - what a town, huh?
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Crazy Credits

There is a brief scene in the end credits of the Ghostbusters being honored at an apparently restored Statue of Liberty. See more »

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Referenced in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) See more »

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Ghostbusters
Written by Ray Parker Jr.
Produced by Run-D.M.C. (as RUN - D.M.C.)
Performed & Rap by Run-D.M.C. (as RUN - D.M.C.)
Courtesy of Profile Records Inc.
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Sequel Scares up more fun
3 January 2001 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

In this 1989 sequel to the original blockbuster, the storyline picks up 5 years later as Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) is trying to move on with her life and her new baby. Soon, ghostly forces are at work to attack her and her baby, and once again she enlists the help of the Ghostbusters. The film is a strong sequel and is almost as fun as the original, but some plot holes and loose ends make this not nearly as good. The romance of Annie Potts' Janine and Rick Moranis' Louis is funny, but there is no explanation of what happened with her romance with Egon from the first one. A lot of the story and humor is recycled from the original, but fans of the first film will definitely enjoy this above-average sequel.


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