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Ghostbusters II (1989)

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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. 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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$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,472,894, 16 June 1989

Gross USA:

$112,494,738

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$215,394,738
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While the role of Vigo was played by Wilhelm von Homburg, all his lines were dubbed by Max von Sydow. Wilhelm was unaware that he would be dubbed and left the premiere in anger when he found out. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 17 mins) When Ben Stein informs Hardemeyer that there is a covering on the main Museum, and that they "can't make a dent," the picture is briefly turned towards the camera, and is obviously a picture of the base of the Statue of Liberty. See more »

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Janosz: He is Vigo! You are like the buzzing of flies to him!
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Written by Doug E. Fresh & Bernard Wright
Produced by Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew
Co-Produced by Bernard Wright & Ollie Cotton
Performed by Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew
Courtesy of Danya Records, Ltd.
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Sequel Scares up more fun
3 January 2001 | by 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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