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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
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While Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis were eager to move forward on a sequel, several factors led to the five-year gap between the sequel and the original. Bill Murray had been on an extended sabbatical from acting and was angered by new Columbia head David Puttnam calling him "an actor who makes millions off movies but gives nothing back to his art" at a British-American Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Further, Puttnam resented the blockbuster films, like the original, that his studio hit big with in the 1980's. When Puttnam was fired in the fall of 1987, his replacement, Dawn Steel made a Ghostbusters sequel a priority. Michael Ovitz, who represented Murray, Aykroyd, Ramis, and Ivan Reitman at Creative Artists Agency, arranged a meeting in early 1988 to smooth tensions and reservations that the four men had had in the ensuing years after the original's success. Ovitz's conflict resolution tactic worked, and production commenced shortly after the end of the 1988 Writer's Guild of America strike. See more »
(at around 1h 5 mins) When the Ghostbusters are being brought to City Hall, the police car has red and blue emergency lights. New York City police cars have red and white emergency lights. See more »
I simply don't understand why so many people have bashed this film lately. "Ghostbusters II" is an incredible movie; funny, entertaining, and a perfect sequel to the original 1984 classic. In fact, I think it's entirely possible that this movie might be better than its predecessor. Anyone who liked "Ghostbusters" should definitely like "Ghostbusters II", why they wouldn't is beyond me. The script is strong and the movie's message is a great one. Plus, the movie can be enjoyed be the entire family, even more so than the original. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this movie. After many viewings, it remains fresh and always enjoyable. This is, in my opinion, the best sequel ever. There is no way that people can say that this taints the name of the first film, as it is just as good and enjoyable. The music in "Ghostbusters II" is great, the comedy non-stop, the adventure enough to keep you on the edge of your seat. There are just not enough good things I can say about this movie, and yet it bothers me that people say this film is garbage. This film doesn't fall into the typical sequel trap by not living up to the original, because it is just as great as "Ghostbusters". It achieves the rare feat, which only a handful of sequels have. ("Back to the Future Part II" and "Toy Story 2" come to mind.) "Ghostbusters II" does not disappoint in any way, even with the high expectations the first film set. If you are not a big fan of the first one, I can see why you wouldn't like this movie (I couldn't understand why, but at least what your reasons are). However, they don't make movies this good anymore. "Ghostbusters II" is a classic, have the whole family watch it next New Year's Eve and see how good it makes you all feel.
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