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

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Comedy | Fantasy

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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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A scene where patrons run out of a movie theater as slime oozes from the area has Cannibal Girls (1973) with Eugene Levy and Andrea Martin showing on the marquee. "Cannibal Girls" was one of Ivan Reitman's first films as a director. See more »

Goofs

In the "dancing toaster" sequence, the balls on the table move several inches between shoots. Also, one can actually see the moving mechanisms (electro magnetic pins that "pop" out) from underneath the toaster. See more »

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[Ray has stepped in front of the painting of Vigo, blocking the Ghostbusters' attack]
Egon: Ray... we'd like to shoot the monster. Could you move, please?
Peter Venkman: Ray...
Winston: Ray?
EgonPeter VenkmanWinston: RAY!
[Ray turns around, he is Ray/Vigo]
Ray: [demonic voice] NO! I, Ray, am Vigo, shall rule the Earth! Begone, you pitiful half-men!
Peter Venkman: Now!
[they attack]
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On Our Own
Written by L.A. Reid, Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as Babyface) & Daryl Simmons
Produced by L.A. Reid (as L.A.) & Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as Babyface) for LA' Face, Inc.
Performed by Bobby Brown
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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No, It's Not The Original, But It's Still Very Funny
11 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was another sequel that was fashionable to knock when it came out. It got panned because it couldn't live up to the first Ghostbusters. Well, what could? The first one was so original, so enormously popular than any sequel was bound to fail as far as matching it.

This second Ghostbusters was just fine, very entertaining and it was nice to see all the main characters back. It had a little nicer feel to it and was more family-friendly language-wise, so it even had some things going for it the first one didn't have.

The other major different in this sequel was watching Peter MacNichol, who reprized his "Renfield"-type character from Mel Brooks' "Dead: And Loving It" comedy with Leslie Nielsen. Here, MacNichol plays "Janosz Poha," another wacko with a thick Eastern European accent. He is hilarious, and elevates the enjoyment of this film. Otherwise, the rest of the cast plays and acts just as they did in the first film, which means you'll get a lot of laughs out of them The story just isn't as intense, that's all. No, it can't equal the original, but.....

The bottom line is this: Don't try to compare the two films. If you enjoyed the first, you'll like this.....period.


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