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
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After the release of this film, Louis Tully, who has become the Ghostbusters' accountant, was added into The Real Ghost Busters (1986) cartoon series. Also, there was an episode in which the "mood slime" was used. See more »
In the close-up of the Ecto 1A's plate near the end of the film, the Statue of Liberty is in the middle of the plate. In all other shots, it's on the left side of the plate. See more »
Here's something off the request line from Liberty Island. We're gonna squeeze some New Year's juice from ya, Big Apple!
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Ghostbusters 2 is a fair sequel that finds the boys in grey five years later, not doing too good. Of course, it's not long before evil spirits pop up again in Manhattan and they're back doing what they do best. What makes this one work as well as the first is the relationship between the main characters. Bill Murray gets the great one liners again, and his scenes with Sigourney Weaver are just as goods as the first film. Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis provide enough silly techno jargon and odd references to slime and ghosts to keep you smiling. Still, you can't beat a 100 foot marshmallow man in Manhattan.
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