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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bill Murray ... Dr. Peter Venkman

Dan Aykroyd ... Dr. Raymond Stantz

Sigourney Weaver ... Dana Barrett

Harold Ramis ... Dr. Egon Spengler

Rick Moranis ... Louis Tully

Ernie Hudson ... Winston Zeddemore

Annie Potts ... Janine Melnitz

Peter MacNicol ... Dr. Janosz Poha

Harris Yulin ... The Judge

David Margulies ... The Mayor of NY

Kurt Fuller ... Hardemeyer

Janet Margolin ... The Prosecutor

Wilhelm von Homburg ... Vigo
William T. Deutschendorf ... Baby Oscar (as Will Deutschendorf)
Henry J. Deutschendorf II ... Baby Oscar (as Hank Deutschendorf)
Michael P. Moran ... Frank the Doorman
Olivia Ward ... Meter Maid
Mordecai Lawner ... Man with a Ticket
Susan Boehm ... Young Woman on Crutches
Mary Ellen Trainor ... Brownstone Mother
Christopher Villaseñor ... Brownstone Boy #1

Jason Reitman ... Brownstone Boy #2

Aaron Lustig ... Norman the Producer
Page Leong ... Spengler's Assistant

Mark Schneider ... Arguing Couple
Valery Pappas ... Arguing Couple

Catherine Reitman ... Girl with Puppy

Dave Florek ... First Cop
Richard Foronjy ... Con Ed Supervisor
George P. Wilbur ... Bailiff (as George Wilbur)
Sharon Kramer ... Stenographer
Walter Flanagan ... Rudy the Museum Guard

Bobby Brown ... Mayor's Doorman (as Bobby Baresford Brown)

Christopher Neame ... Maitre D'
Judy Ovitz ... Slimed Restaurant Patron

Tom Dugan ... Restaurant Cop #1
Angelo Dimascio ... Restaurant Cop #2 (as Angelo Di Mascio)

Robert Alan Beuth ... Store Manager
Ralph Monaco ... Police Sergeant
Ron Cummins ... Police Lieutenant

Cheech Marin ... Dock Supervisor

Yvette Cruise ... Maria, Dana's Maid
John Hammil ... Detective #1
Ray Glanzmann ... Detective #2
Alex Zimmerman ... Detective #3

Brian Doyle-Murray ... Psychiatrist (as Brian Doyle Murray)
Louise Troy ... Woman with Fur Coat

Douglas Seale ... Plaza Hotel Man

Ben Stein ... Public Works Official
Erik Holland ... Fire Commissioner

Philip Baker Hall ... Police Commissioner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Baker ... Telephone Man (uncredited)

George G. Colucci ... Man in Cab (uncredited)
Cibby Danyla ... Jason's Mom (uncredited)

Kevin Dunn ... Milton Angland (uncredited)

Donna Guidry ... Art Restoration Student (uncredited)
Peter Papageorgiou ... Spectator (uncredited)
Kariim Ratcliff ... Crowd Member (uncredited)

Ivan Reitman ... Man Walking Outside Firehouse / Slimer (voice) (uncredited)
Ira S. Rosenstein ... Stage Manager (uncredited)

Max von Sydow ... Vigo (voice) (uncredited)

Chloe Webb ... Elaine (uncredited)

Directed by
Ivan Reitman 
Writing credits
Dan Aykroyd (characters) and
Harold Ramis (characters)

Harold Ramis (written by) and
Dan Aykroyd (written by)

Produced by
Bernie Brillstein .... executive producer
Michael C. Gross .... executive producer
Sheldon Kahn .... associate producer
Joe Medjuck .... executive producer
Ivan Reitman .... producer
Gordon A. Webb .... associate producer (as Gordon Webb)
Original Music by
Randy Edelman 
Cinematography by
Michael Chapman 
Film Editing by
Donn Cambern 
Sheldon Kahn 
Casting by
Michael Chinich 
Production Design by
Bo Welch 
Art Direction by
Tom Duffield 
Set Decoration by
Cheryl Carasik 
Costume Design by
Gloria Gresham 
Makeup Department
Stephen Abrums .... makeup artist
Mark Alfrey .... special makeup effects artist
Gandhi Bob Arrollo .... makeup artist (as Robert Arrollo)
Frank Bianco .... hair stylist
John M. Elliott Jr. .... key makeup artist
John M. Elliott Jr. .... makeup artist (as John Elliott)
Peggy Semtob .... hair stylist
Michael R. Thomas .... makeup artist: New York (as Michael Thomas)
Marlene D. Williams .... hair stylist (as Marlene Williams)
Production Management
Ken Golden .... production supervisor: New York
Gordon A. Webb .... unit production manager (as Gordon Webb)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cyd Adams .... second second assistant director
Sue Fellows .... DGA trainee: New York (as Susan Fellows)
Peter Giuliano .... first assistant director
Alex Hapsas .... first assistant director: New York second unit
Christine Larson .... second assistant director
Michael D. Moore .... second unit director (as Mickey Moore)
Michael Neumann .... additional second assistant director: New York
Douglas S. Ornstein .... additional second assistant director: New York (as Doug Ornstein)
Joseph Ray .... second assistant director: New York second unit (as Joe Ray)
Drew Ann Rosenberg .... second assistant director: New York (as Drew Rosenberg)
Ira S. Rosenstein .... second second assistant director (as Ira Stanley Rosenstein)
Annette Sutera .... dga trainee
Art Department
Richard Adee .... property master: New York
Steven Lee Baer .... drapery foreman (as Steve Baer)
Greg John Callas .... construction coordinator (as Greg Callas)
Francis N. 'Lucky' Costello .... stand-by painter (as Frank 'Lucky' Costello)
R. Scott Doran .... swing gang
Thom Enriquez .... production illustrator
Giovanni Ferrara .... construction painter
Daniel K. Grosso .... lead man: New York (as Dan Grosso)
Ann Harmon .... art department assistant (as Anne Harmon)
Rick Heinrichs .... set designer
Richard Hoffenberg .... construction foreman
Jack Johnson .... production illustrator
Steven Ladish .... props
Bill MacSems .... property master
David Manhan .... swing gang
Chuck McSorley .... lead man
Tom Miller .... assistant property master
Ed Mirassou .... propmaker
Nick Navarro .... set designer
Greg Papalia .... set designer
William A. Petrotta .... property master (as Bill Petrotta)
Justin Scoppa Jr. .... set decorator: New York
Randy Severino .... swing gang
Valerie Sofranko .... scenic painter
Robert Van Dyke .... propmaker foreman
Edmund Villa .... assistant property master (as Eddie Villa)
John Warnke .... assistant art director
Tom Warren .... art director: New York
Martin J. Gibbons .... propmaker gangboss (uncredited)
Marc Meisels .... set dresser (uncredited)
Gary Montalbano .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Tom Volpe .... construction grip (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ed Bannon .... special sound effects: The Sound Choice
Anna Behlmer .... sound re-recording crew chief
Steve Borne .... assistant sound editor (as Steve Born)
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
Gene S. Cantamessa .... production sound mixer (as Gene Cantamessa)
Steve Cantamessa .... boom operator
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Derek Casari .... dubbing engineer
Joan Chamberlain .... sound recordist
Mick D'Andrea .... assistant adr editor
Larry Ellena .... sound recordist
Jim Fitzpatrick .... sound re-recording mixer
Bruce Foster .... sound editor
Richard Friedman .... supervising adr editor (as Dick Friedman)
Mark Gordon .... sound editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
David M. Ice .... sound editor
Chris Jargo .... dialogue editor
Mark Jennings .... cable person
Fred Judkins .... supervising sound editor
Karla Knorr .... assistant sound editor
Tom C. McCarthy .... supervising sound editor
Gary Rydstrom .... special sound effects: The Sound Choice
Solange S. Schwalbe .... sound editor
Don S. Walden .... sound editor (as Don Walden)
Burton Weinstein .... sound editor (as Burt Weinstein)
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Joanne Bloomfield .... fabricator
Connie Brink .... special effects
Nell Corkin .... special effects crew
Joe Day .... special effects
Scott Forbes .... special effects technician
Chuck Gaspar .... special effects
Rick Lazzarini .... creature effects: theatre & subway ghosts
Hans Metz .... special effects technician
Paul Theren .... special effects crew
Bill Traynor .... special effects
Mike Wever .... special effects technician
Tom Williamson .... animatronics
Dick Wood .... special effects
Ron Cole .... severed-head constructions maker (uncredited)
John Dods .... severed-head constructions maker (uncredited)
Dan Frye .... special effects (uncredited)
Adam Jones .... special effects (uncredited)
Steve Paley .... severed-head constructions maker (uncredited)
Jon Curtis Price .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Barbara Affonso .... chief model maker: ILM
Peter Albrecht .... rotoscoper: ILM
Jon Alexander .... optical camera operator: ILM
David Allen .... character performer: ILM
Gordon Baker .... animator: ILM
Beverly Bernacki .... optical effects: VCE
Les Bernstien .... visual effects cameraman
Tom Bertino .... animation supervisor: ILM
Andrea Biklian .... optical coordinator: ILM
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. .... optical: Apogee
Anne Boyd Lewis .... assistant effects editor: ILM
Anne Calanchini .... visual effects coordinator: ILM
Jo Carson .... matte photographer: ILM
Wade Childress .... matte photography supervisor: ILM
Terry Chostner .... visual effects camera operator: ILM
Michael Cooper .... optical line-up: ILM
Robert Cooper .... sculptor: ILM (as Bob Cooper)
Allen Coulter .... lead mechanical animator: ILM (as Al Coulter)
Peter Daulton .... visual effects camera operator: ILM
Jeff Doran .... optical camera operator: ILM
Dennis Dorney .... optical: Apogee
David Drzewiecki .... camera assistant: Apogee
Pamela Easley .... visual effects coordinator
Glen Eytchison .... painting supervisor: Vigo, ILM
Bob Finley III .... supervising stage technician: ILM (as Robert Finley III)
Robert Finley Jr. .... head pyro technician: ILM
Thomas Floutz .... bathtub trainer: ILM (as Tom Floutz)
Jammie Friday .... animator: VCE
John Gazdik .... visual effects camera assistant: ILM
Bill George .... model shop supervisor: ILM
Brian Gernand .... model maker: ILM
Ray Gilberti .... visual effects camera assistant: ILM
Spencer Gill .... optical effects: VCE
Tim Gillet .... mechanical animator: ILM (as Tim Gillett)
Michael Gleason .... visual effects editor: ILM
Chris Goehe .... lead molds & plastics: ILM
John Goodson .... model maker: ILM
Ned Gorman .... chief visual effects coordinator: ILM
Caroleen Green .... matte artist: ILM
Joanne Hafner .... rotoscoper: ILM
David Hanks .... visual effects camera assistant: ILM
Janet Healy .... visual effects producer
Camilla Henneman .... lead specialty costumer: ILM
David Heron .... supervising stage technician: ILM
Edward Hirsh .... stage manager: ILM (as Edward T. Hirsh)
Erik Jensen .... lead foam technician: ILM
Harley Jessup .... visual effects art director: ILM
Keith Johnson .... optical camera operator: ILM
Randy Jonsson .... visual effects camera assistant: ILM (as Randy Johnson)
David Karpman .... optical line-up: ILM
Jennifer Knoll .... visual effects coordinator: ILM
Brad Kuehn .... optical line-up: ILM
Peter Kuran .... visual effects producer: VCE
Kevin Kutchaver .... animator: ILM
Tim Lawrence .... creature & makeup designer: ILM
Michael Lessa .... animator: ILM (as Mike Lessa)
Nick G. Linardos .... optical: Apogee (as Nick Linardos)
Pete Livingston .... creature shop coodinator: ILM
Ross Lorente .... supervising stage technician: ILM
Caren Marinoff-Montante .... visual effects coordinator: ILM (as Caren Montante)
Kim Marks .... key visual effects camera operator: ILM
Jo Martin .... visual effects editorial
Jack Maye .... river rat: ILM
Hank Mayo .... concept artist: ILM
Patrick McArdle .... key visual effects camera assistant: ILM
Grant McCune .... model shop: Apogee
Michael McGovern .... assistant effects editor: ILM
Roberto McGrath .... negative cutter: ILM
Ralph Miller III .... river rat: ILM
Mark S. Miller .... stage shooting coordinator: ILM
Janet Mohler .... visual effects producer: ILM
Steve R. Moore .... visual effects editor: ILM
Tim Morgan .... supervising stage technician: ILM (as Timothy Morgan)
Ellen Mueller .... rotoscoper: ILM
George Muhs .... visual effects
Dennis Muren .... visual effects supervisor
Patrick T. Myers .... animation camera operator: ILM
Buzz Neigid .... lead finish & paint: ILM
Lori J. Nelson .... optical line-up: ILM (as Lori Nelson)
Sam Nicholson .... visual effects supervisor: Apogee
Kendall Nishimine .... visual effects
Michael Olague .... supervising stage technician: ILM
Jeff Olson .... chief model maker: ILM
David Owen .... still photographer: ILM
Tom Park .... model shop: Apogee
Sarah Pasanen .... optical effects: VCE
Alan Peterson .... mechanical animator: ILM
Eric Peterson .... camera assistant: Apogee
Lorne Peterson .... chief model maker: ILM
Jerry Pooler .... optical: Apogee
John Reed .... molds & plastics: ILM
Carolyn Ensle Rendu .... rotoscoper: ILM (as Carolyn Rendu)
Louis Rivera .... negative cutter: ILM
Martin Rosenberg .... visual effects camera operator: ILM (as Marty Rosenberg)
Thomas Rosseter .... optical photography supervisor: ILM (as Thomas J. Rosseter)
Amanda Roth .... production assistant: ILM
Robin Shelby .... character performer: ILM (as Robin Navlyt)
William Shourt .... model shop: Apogee (as Bill Shourt)
Mark Siegel .... sculptor: ILM
Kenneth Smith .... optical camera operator: ILM
Mike Smithson .... lead sculptor & prosthetics: ILM
Loren Soman .... mechanical animator: ILM
Tony Sommers .... model maker: ILM
Mark Sullivan .... matte painting supervisor: ILM
Kathleen Swain .... concept artist: ILM (as Kathy Swain)
John Swallow .... production supervisor: Apogee
Pat Sweeney .... visual effects camera operator: ILM (as Patrick Sweeney)
Larry Tan .... model maker: ILM
Joseph Thomas .... animation cameraman: Available Light Ltd.
Sean Turner .... animator: ILM
Yusei Uesugi .... matte artist: ILM (as Yusei Vesugi)
Wim van Thillo .... bathtub wrangler: ILM (as Wim Van Thillo)
Mark Vargo .... director of effects photography: ILM
Bruce Vecchitto .... optical line-up: ILM
Danny Wagner .... molds & plastics: ILM
Bruce Walters .... animation camera supervisor: ILM
Harold Weed .... character performer: ILM (as Howie Weed)
Debra Wolff .... visual effects editor: ILM
Joseph Yanuzzi .... visual effects editor: Apogee
Jacqueline Zietlow .... visual effects coordinator: VCE
Don Bies .... creature effects (uncredited)
Greg Dykstra .... mold maker (uncredited)
John V. Fante .... visual effects camera operator: ILM (uncredited)
Paul Huston .... matte artist (uncredited)
Benton Jew .... concept artist: ILM (uncredited)
Pete Kozachik .... stop-motion camera (uncredited)
Richard Lund .... translite photographer (uncredited)
Michael Douglas Middleton .... visual effects animation still photographer (uncredited)
Scott Ross .... general manager: ILM (uncredited)
Michael Wick .... set dresser: miniatures, ILM (uncredited)
Danny Aiello III .... stunts
Bill Anagnos .... stunts
Jophery C. Brown .... stunts (as Jophery Clifford Brown)
Tony Brubaker .... stunts
Kurt Bryant .... stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunts
Richard E. Butler .... stunts
Roydon Clark .... stunts
Erik Cord .... stunts
Leah Creed .... stunts (as Leah Louise Creed)
Roger Creed .... stunts
Lori Crowder .... stunts (as Lori Estep)
Wally Crowder .... stunts
Kerrie Cullen .... stunts
Vince Deadrick Sr. .... stunts
Leon Delaney .... stunts
Debbie Evans .... stunts
Frank Ferrara .... stunts
Donna Garrett .... stunts
Clifford Happy .... stunts
Marguerite Happy .... stunts
Gene Harrison .... stunts
Jery Hewitt .... stunts
Larry Holt .... stunts
Joel Kramer .... stunt coordinator
Steven Lambert .... stunts (as Steve Lambert)
William T. Lane .... stunts (as Bill Lane)
Lane Leavitt .... stunts
Fred Lerner .... stunts
Billy D. Lucas .... stunts
Bob Minor .... stunts
Phil Neilson .... stunts
Mick O'Rourke .... stunts
Mary Peters .... stunts
Sandy Richman .... stunts
John Robotham .... stunts
Michael Russo .... stunts (as Mike Russo)
Anthony G. Schmidt .... stunts (as Anthony Schmidt)
Frank James Sparks .... stunts (as Frank J. Sparks)
Sven-Ole Thorsen .... stunts
Ceci Vendrell .... stunts
Michael M. Vendrell .... stunts (as Mike Vendrell)
Kym Washington .... stunts
Deborah Watkins .... stunts
Paula Wayton .... stunts
David Webster .... stunts (as J. David Webster)
Tony Brubaker .... stunt double: Ernie Hudson (uncredited)
Andy Gill .... stunts (uncredited)
Gene Harrison .... stunt double: Bill Murray (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ken W. Ballantine .... electrician (as Ken Ballantine)
Ira Brenner .... camera operator: New York second unit
Sandy Brooke .... first assistant camera: New York
Richard Crudo .... Steadicam assistant
Angelo Di Giacomo .... first assistant camera: New York second unit (as Angelo DiGiacomo)
James A. Dolan .... best boy
Robert Edesa .... camera operator
Raymond Fortune .... gaffer
Michael Genne .... camera operator (as Mike Genne)
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician
Dylan Goss .... camera loader (as Dylan Gross)
Larry Hezzelwood .... first assistant camera
Larry Huston .... first assistant camera: New York second unit
Tony C. Jannelli .... camera operator: New York second unit
Gene Kearney .... key grip
Leslie J. Kovacs .... chief lighting technician (as Les Kovacs)
Cindy Kurland .... assistant camera
Bruce MacCallum .... first assistant camera: New York (as Bruce McCallum)
Doug Mathias .... gaffer (second unit)
Bruce McBroom .... still photographer
Larry McConkey .... Steadicam operator: New York
Benny McNulty .... best boy electric
Rexford L. Metz .... director of photography: New York second unit
Bob Munoz .... best boy grip (as Bob Muñoz)
Louis Niemeyer .... first assistant camera
Peter Norman .... camera operator: New York
Gregory Peters .... electrician (as Greg Peters)
Brent Poe .... electrician
Richard Quinlan .... chief lighting technician: New York (as Dick Quinlan)
Ed Quinn .... key grip: New York
E. Christopher Reed .... electrician (as Chris Reed)
Tim Sasaki .... second assistant camera
Eric Smith .... electrician
Robert Sordal .... dolly grip
Donald Sweeney .... camera operator: New York
Clarence Tindell .... company grip
Michael T. Travers .... company grip (as Michael Travers)
Dave Turpin .... company grip (as David 'Maddog' Turpin)
Greg Walters .... second assistant camera
Sandy Williams .... dolly grip
Harry Ford .... grip (uncredited)
Chris Hammond .... electrician (uncredited)
Chaim Kantor .... second assistant camera: New York (uncredited)
Billy Kerwick .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Gary Stark .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Dorothy O'Leary .... casting assistant
Franklyn Warren .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ticia Blackburn .... assistant wardrobe: New York
Jennifer Butler .... costumer (as Jennifer Butler-Fox)
Le Dawson .... costumer
Lois DeArmond .... assistant costume designer
Michael Forcade .... wardrobe: New York
Oda Groeschel .... costume supervisor: women
Adrienne Manhan .... costumer
G. Tony Scarano .... costume supervisor: men (as Tony Scarano)
Debra Weber .... wardrobe: New York
Editorial Department
Debra Bard .... assistant film editor
Jeffrey James Bell .... assistant film editor (as Jeff Bell)
Howard Davis .... apprentice editor
Debra Kahn Tolchinsky .... apprentice editor
Saul Saladow .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music supervisor
Robert Fernandez .... music scoring mixer
Greig McRitchie .... orchestrator
Maria Newman .... musician
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Steven Scott Smalley .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Dick Johnson .... transportation captain
Hugh Kelly .... driver
Alan Lance Myers .... transportation (as Alan Myers)
Tom O'Donnell Jr. .... transportation coordinator: New York
Craig Pinkard .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Elton Ahi .... assistant: Mr. Edelman
Sean Albertson .... production assistant
Rebecca Bahler .... assistant: Mr. Murray
Diane Bandolas .... production auditor
Jeanne Berry .... craft service
Susan J. Bonno-Buckner .... assistant accountant
Faye Brenner .... script supervisor
Catherine Cederquist .... production assistant
Pamela Cederquist .... production coordinator
Celeste Cooley .... assistant: Mr. Reitman
Mary Fellows .... production assistant
Stuart Fink .... publicist
David Forbes .... production assistant
Kathi Freeman .... assistant to producers
Matthew Gould .... production assistant
Quincy Z. Gunderson .... production assistant
David Hummel .... production assistant
Claudio Jacobellis .... production assistant
Stephanie Kahn .... production assistant
Rosemary Lombard .... assistant production coordinator: New York
George McDowell Agnew .... location manager (as George McDowell)
Regina McLeod .... production assistant
Anne Prager .... production assistant
Mike Revell .... assistant auditor
Steve Rose .... location manager: New York second unit
Steve Schottenfeld .... location manager: New York
John Simone .... stand-in
Ginger Sledge .... assistant location manager: New York
Richard Spector .... production assistant
Marge Sperling .... production assistant
Marge Sperling .... set production assistant
Cathy K. Stoia .... production coordinator: New York (as Cathy Stoia)
Chris Stoia .... location manager: New York
Jimi Udel .... production assistant
Gaetano Vaccaro .... production assistant
Jim Vatis .... production assistant
Ginny Warner .... production secretary
Nicholas Wolfert .... location scout
Don Zuckerman .... craft service
Sidney Bowen .... production assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Betty Chin .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Evelyn Fitzgerald .... assistant production coordinator: New York (uncredited)
David Lanphier Jr. .... production assistant (uncredited)
Chris Lombardozzi .... production assistant (uncredited)
John D. Sarviss .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Tom Bradley .... special thanks: The National Park Service, Liberty Island, N.Y. (as Deputy Superintendant Tom Bradley)
Kevin Buckley .... special thanks: The National Park Service, Liberty Island, N.Y. (as Superintendant Kevin Buckley)
John Gasperin .... special thanks: The New York City Police Movie Unit (as Lieutenant John Gasperin)
Pat Scott .... special thanks: The New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting
Tom Trott .... special thanks: The U.S. General Services Administration

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Also Known As:
"Ghostbusters 2" - USA (video box title)
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108 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Chile:TE | Finland:K-12/9 | Germany:12 | Iceland:10 | Iceland:12 (video rating) | Ireland:PG | Italy:T | Netherlands:AL | Netherlands:6 (re-release) | New Zealand:PG | Norway:11 | Portugal:M/6 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 (DVD rating) (2005) | South Korea:All (theatrical rating) (1990) | Sweden:11 | UK:PG | USA:TV-PG (cable rating) | USA:PG (certificate #29771) | West Germany:12

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In the German dub, Oscar is renamed 'Donald'.See more »
Revealing mistakes: In the court room scene when the jar of pink slime starts to boil you can clearly see the mechanism and pump making it move.See more »
[at Dana's apartment, Louis and Janine watch on TV the movie "The Lady from Shanghai"]
Janine Melnitz:Is, like, she the killer or what?
Louis Tully:No. That's Rita Hayworth. She was married to Citizen Kane while they were doing this thing. Then right after they finished, she dumped him for some polo player. I don't why beautiful girls love horses so much. Do you love horses?
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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
They're the best, they're beautiful, they're the only Ghostbusters - and they're back!, 23 October 2002
Author: Old Joe from Hamilton, Australia

In the movie world there are a lot of movies that have sequels. It is also a known fact that people talk about a sequel, commenting that it was either better or worse than its predecessor. However when it comes to the sequel for ‘one of the biggest films of the 1980's', that being Ghostbusters II, the fuss was not so big and the talk was not so loud, about it being good or bad. Although it was made a while ago, Ghostbusters II has many nostalgic moments, which makes me wonder why it is was not a hit. When Venkman says ‘Sometimes, weird things happen, someone has to deal with it, and who are you gonna call?!', you know it is time once again to call on the ‘Ghostbusters'.

Five years after waging a war on slime that cost New York City millions, the Ghostbusters find themselves out of business--until an ancient tyrant, preparing a return to the Earthly domain through a river of slime under the city and his portrait at the Manhattan Museum of Art, sets his sights on Dana Barrett's baby as the new home for his wicked soul! With the help of the Museum's possessed curator, he plans to turn New York into a really scary place to live! Now only the Ghostbusters can save New York City, by turning paranormal pest control into an art form!

The surprising part about this film is that almost every aspect from the first, returned to do it all a second time. Director Ivan Reitman does a grand job in directing Ghostbusters II. I am certain that he wanted to make this film as similar to the first Ghostbusters as he could, considering that formula seemed to be very popular with many movie fans. The screenplay was once again written by two of the stars of the movie, that being Dan Akroyd and Harold Ramis. They certainly put a lot of thought into the humour being presented, which made this film seem very original and funny. If either of these areas of Ghostbusters II were a failure, than I am sure that this film would not have been anywhere near as good, as I thought it was.

I was glad to see all the cast back for a second time. The way we see the Ghostbusters five years on is very amusing. With two of them doing parties and being a joke, one doing a TV talk show and the other being a psychologist. Bill Murray still added that funny touch to the movie, with his character of Venkman being outrageous, which made the movie funny to watch. All the other Ghostbusters characters were good once again. Stantz, Spengler and Zeddemore are as they were before, smart or as silly as ever. Breaking up this team would for me seem an injustice.

The supporting cast was also good. Dana Barrett was performed well again by Sigourney Weaver. Dana is a woman whose life always seems to be troubled by paranormal pests and a man by the name of Venkman. Joining the cast is ‘Ally MacBeals' Peter MacNichol, who is the zany character of Janosz Poha, Dana Barrett's possessed art boss. I also found it clever to have the characters of Janine (Annie Potts) and Louis (Rick Moranis) return as lovers, as this adds a bit of spice and variety to the story. Furthermore, Dana's baby Oscar was a cutie, and by the end of the movie was an integral character to the makeup of the story. Add in the return of Slimer, which although he was not as funny as I had hoped he would be, put a smile on my face every time I saw him.

There are some very funny scenes and lines in Ghostbusters II. I like how the movie starts, with Dana's baby carriage just taking off by itself. Then you also have the funny courtroom scene, where the Ghostbusters are charged as guilty of their crime, then in the next instant are tackling ghost in the courtroom, by the judge's requests! At the end of this scene the guys remark ‘Two in the box, ready to go, we be fast and they be slow'. Yet when we see a river of slime under the city, which can cause people to turn evil, you know that the fun has returned again. Then for a cop to exclaim that ‘the titanic has just arrived', was a very game scene to create in a movie, but very funny as well. Only the Ghostbusters could get away something like that. Furthermore, to top the first movies ‘Marshmallow man', the scene with the ‘Statue of Liberty' was very ingenious and makes for a hilarious time, as I wanted to see what would happen next.

I can not remember if this was a big movie back when it was released in 1989. I am surprised if it wasn't, as it was everything that you could want from a sequel, and that little bit more. Although it was not as good as the original, I still had a fun time watching the Ghostbusters a second time around and is must-see for fans. With great special effects, funny story and roles from all involved, Ghostbusters II is not as bad a sequel as some would have you to believe. What's more, I was reading the other day that there was talk of Ghostbusters III. Part of me is a little disappointed that this film never made it off the ground, because just imagine all the fun that we have missed out on seeing. Be ready to believe them all over again!

CMRS gives ‘Ghostbusters II': 4 (Very Good Film)

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