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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. 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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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

Chloe Webb: (at around 8 mins) guest on "World of the Psychic". See more »

Goofs

People still don't believe the Ghostbusters that they found slime in the underground at the trial many days later. But in order for the real electricians to get the city lights working again, they would have to go underground to do all the repairs in the exact location where Ray caused the damage, and they would have discovered the river of slime for themselves. See more »

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Peter Venkman: [to the other highly agitated, slime-covered ghostbusters in the restaurant] Boys! Boys! You're scaring the straights, okay? Is there any way that we could do this tomorrow?
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Slimer is credited as a cast member during the closing title sequence. See more »


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Ghostbusters
Written and Performed by Ray Parker Jr.
Produced by Ray Parker Jr.
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Good sequel
6 July 1999 | by (L.A. Ca) – See all my reviews

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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