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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. 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

Several pieces of material from the trailers did not appear in the film:
  • Egon uses a PKE meter to read a piece of floating crystal.


  • When someone says the Titanic just arrived, Venkman replies "Better late than never." In the film, this is said by Cheech Marin.


  • Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) telling the mayor if they don't do anything about the situation, the mayor (David Margulies) will go down in history as the man who let New York sink into the tenth level of hell. The final version the mayor says it in a meeting with his advisers.


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Goofs

At the beginning of the film, right after the Ghostbusters II logo, we see several shots of Ecto-1 racing through NYC. In all shots, Ecto-1 is smoking heavily, except for the second shot where the car doesn't seem to smoke at all. See more »

Quotes

Peter Venkman: [outside the courthouse] We're the best. We're the beautiful. We're the only Ghostbusters.
Ray: We're back!
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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 »


Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
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Traditional
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Performed by New Yorkers
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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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