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Ghost Busters (original title)
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Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations.
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Dr. Peter Venkman
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Dr. Raymond Stantz
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Dana Barrett
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Dr. Egon Spengler
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Louis Tully
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Janine Melnitz
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Walter Peck
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Winston Zeddmore
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Mayor
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Male Student
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Female Student
Slavitza Jovan ...
Gozer
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Hotel Manager
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Librarian
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Dean Yeager
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Violinist
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Library Administrator
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Archbishop
Roger Grimsby ...
Roger Grimsby
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Larry King
Joe Franklin ...
Joe Franklin
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Casey Kasem (voice)
John Ring ...
Fire Commissioner
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Police Commissioner
Joe Cirillo ...
Police Captain
Joe Schmieg ...
Police Seargeant
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Jail Guard (as Reggie Vel Johnson)
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Real Estate Woman
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Man at Elevator
Larry Dilg ...
Con Edison Man
Danny Stone ...
Coachman
Patty Freedman ...
Woman at Party (as Patty Dworkin)
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Tall Woman at Party
Lenny Del Genio ...
Doorman
Frances E. Nealy ...
Chambermaid
Sam Moses ...
Hot Dog Vendor
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TV Reporter
Winston May ...
Businessman in Cab
Tommy Hollis ...
Mayor's Aide
Eda Reiss Merin ...
Louis's Neighbor (as Eda Reis Merin)
Ric Mancini ...
Policeman at Apartment (as Rick Mancini)
Kathryn Janssen ...
Mrs. Van Hoffman
Stanley Grover ...
Reporter
Carol Ann Henry ...
Reporter
James Hardie ...
Reporter (as James Hardy)
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Reporter (as Frances Turner)
Nancy Kelly ...
Reporter
Paul Trafas ...
Ted Fleming
Cheryl Birchenfield ...
Annette Fleming
Ruth Oliver ...
Library Ghost
Kymberly Herrin ...
Dream Ghost (as Kym Herrin)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Murray Bandel ...
Extra - NY Public Library (uncredited)
Larry Bilzarian ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
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Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (uncredited)
Matteo Cafiso ...
Boy at Hot Dog Stand (uncredited)
Larry Chain ...
Man (uncredited)
Frankie Como ...
T-Shirt Vendor (uncredited)
Peter Costanza ...
Man Fleeing Marshmallow Man (uncredited)
James 'Hotfeet' Davis ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Patrolman Matthews (uncredited)
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Gozer (uncredited) (voice)
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Redheaded Man (uncredited)
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Hare Krishna acolyte (uncredited)
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Birthday Girl in Tavern on the Green (uncredited)
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Student at Columbia University (uncredited)
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Library Patron (uncredited)
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Man Behind Barricade (uncredited)
Joseph Marzano ...
Man in Taxi (uncredited)
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Man at Library (uncredited)
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City Hall Cop (uncredited)
Harrison Ray ...
Terror Dog (uncredited)
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Zuul / Slimer (uncredited) (voice)
Frank Rivers ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
Mario Todisco ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
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Bill Walton (uncredited)
Mark Bryan Wilson ...
Slimer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ivan Reitman

Written by

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Dan Aykroyd ... (written by) and
Harold Ramis ... (written by)
 
Rick Moranis ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Bernie Brillstein ... executive producer
Michael C. Gross ... associate producer
Joe Medjuck ... associate producer
Ivan Reitman ... producer

Music by

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Elmer Bernstein

Cinematography by

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László Kovács ... director of photography (as Laszlo Kovacs)

Film Editing by

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David E. Blewitt ... (as David Blewitt)
Sheldon Kahn

Editorial Department

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Joe Mosca ... assistant editor
Saul Saladow ... assistant editor
James Seidelman ... assistant editor (as Jim Seidelman)
Tracy Granger ... assistant/apprentice editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Karen Rea

Production Design by

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John DeCuir ... (as John De Cuir)

Art Direction by

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John DeCuir Jr. ... (as John De Cuir Jr.)

Set Decoration by

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Marvin March

Costume Design by

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Theoni V. Aldredge
Suzy Benzinger ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

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Etsuko Egawa ... special makeup effects artist
Leonard Engelman ... makeup artist
Dione Taylor ... hair stylist
Michael R. Thomas ... makeup artist: New York (as Michael Thomas)
Michael R. Jones ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Barry Rosenberg ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Peggy Semtob ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Patrick McCormick ... unit production manager: New York
John G. Wilson ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Gary Daigler ... first assistant director
William Eustace ... second assistant director: New York (as Bill Eustace)
Katterli Frauenfelder ... second assistant director
Peter Giuliano ... first assistant director: New York
Patrick McKee ... dga trainee
John Pepper ... second assistant director: New York
Carol L. Vitkay ... DGA trainee: New York (as Carol Vitkey)

Art Department

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Jack E. Ackerman ... property master
Brent Boates ... creature design consultant
Paul J. Campanella ... stand-by painter (as Paul Campanella)
Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr. ... property master: New York (as Joe Caracciola Jr.)
Kurt Conner ... creature design consultant (as Kurt W. Conner)
Robert Drumheller ... set decorator: New York
George Eckert ... set designer
Thom Enriquez ... creature design consultant
Bob Kline ... creature design consultant (as Robert Kline)
John Jay Moore ... art director: New York (as John Moore)
Donald L. Nobles ... construction coordinator (as Don Noble)
Terry Windell ... creature design consultant
Bernie Wrightson ... creature design consultant (as Berni Wrightson)
Michael Denering ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Dale DeStefani ... propmaker (uncredited)
Steven Ladish ... props (uncredited)
John Moffitt ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Benjamin Resella ... scenic designer (uncredited)
Mark Siegel ... sculptor (uncredited)
Louis Zamora ... labor foreman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Rick Alexander ... re-recording mixer (as Dick Alexander)
Richard Beggs ... sound designer
Raul A. Bruce ... sound boom (as Paul A. Bruce)
Jim Bullock ... sound editor
Gene S. Cantamessa ... production sound mixer (as Gene Cantamessa)
John M. Colwell ... sound editor (as John Colwell)
Les Fresholtz ... re-recording mixer
Joseph Holsen ... sound editor
William L. Manger ... sound editor
Tom McCarthy Jr. ... sound designer
Vern Poore ... re-recording mixer
Michael P. Redbourn ... sound editor (as Mike Redbourn)
Don S. Walden ... sound editor
Jack Wolpa ... cable person (as Jack Walpa)
Ken Dufva ... foley artist (uncredited)
Kim Maitland ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Christopher Moriana ... foley artist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Jon Alberti ... mechanism designer (as John Alberti)
Nicholas Alberti ... mechanism designer
Lance Anderson ... mechanism designer
Larz Anderson ... mechanism builder
Doug Beswick ... mechanism designer
Don Carner ... mechanism designer
Tom Culnan ... mechanism builder
Joe Day ... special effects foreman
Kevin Dixon ... mechanism builder
Steve Dunham ... chief mechanism designer
Gunnar Ferdinandsen ... chief moldmaker
Scott Forbes ... special effects technician
Joe Franke ... mechanism builder
Chuck Gaspar ... special effects supervisor
Adam Gelbart ... modelmaker
Andy Perillo ... special effects
Bill Sturgeon ... mechanism builder
Robert Cole ... special effects (uncredited)
Bob Shelley ... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Joe Viskocil ... pyrotechnic supervisor: Staypuft (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Jim Aupperle ... camera operator: EEG
Philip Barberio ... optical line-up: EEG (as Phil Barberio)
Jon Berg ... ghost shop advisor: EEG
Les Bernstien ... technical animator: EEG (as Les Bernstein)
Gary D. Bierend ... model maker (as Gary Bierend)
Mike Bolles ... design engineer
Kris Brown ... software programmer
John Bruno ... visual effects art director: EEG
Billy Bryan ... sculptor: Staypuft, EEG (as Bill Bryan)
Conrad Buff IV ... visual effects editor: EEG (as Conrad Buff)
Laura Buff ... production coordinator: EEG
Richard Coleman ... animator: EEG
Randall William Cook ... dimensional animation effects: EEG
Charles Cowles ... optical printer operator: EEG (as Chuck Cowles)
Richard Edlund ... visual effects
Leslie Ekker ... model maker
Wendie Fischer ... technical animator: EEG
Linda Frobos ... sculptor: Staypuft, EEG
Constantine Ganakes ... matte artist: EEG
Kento Gebo ... model maker (as Kent Gebo)
Bruno George ... optical printer operator: EEG
Pete Gerard ... model maker
Alan Harding ... assistant matte cameraman: EEG
Jack Hinkle ... assistant effects editor: EEG
Bob Hoffman ... model maker
Michael Hosch ... sculptor: EEG (as Mike Hosch)
Jerry Jeffress ... electronic engineer
Steve Johnson ... sculptor: librarian: EEG / sculptor: onion head: EEG
Ed Jones ... optical line-up: EEG
Rick Kerrigan ... production supervisor: EEG (as Richard Kerrigan)
Neil Krepela ... matte department supervisor: EEG
John Lambert ... camera operator: EEG
Pete Langton ... technical animator: EEG
Robin Dean Leyden ... electronic engineer (as Robin Leyden)
Pat McClung ... model maker
Dennis Michelson ... assistant effects editor: EEG
Virgil Mirano ... still photographer: EEG
Michele Moen ... matte artist: EEG (as Michelle Moen)
Ronald B. Moore ... optical line-up: EEG
Thaine Morris ... mechanical effects supervisor: EEG
Bill Neil ... chief cameraman: EEG
Steve Neill ... sculptor: EEG
James Nelson ... godfather: EEG (as Jim Nelson)
Sean Newton ... animator: EEG
Clint Palmer ... assistant cameraman: EEG
Donald Pennington ... model maker (as Don Pennington)
Leona Phillips ... optical effects administrator
Gary Platek ... director of special projects: EEG
Samuel E. Recinos ... technical animator: EEG (as Sam Recinos)
William Recinos ... animator: EEG
Peggy Regan ... technical animator: EEG
Arthur F. Repola ... effects editor: EEG (as Art Repola)
Pete Romano ... assistant cameraman: EEG
Milius Romyn ... model maker
Nick Seldon ... model maker
Paul Skylar ... model maker
Robert Spurlock ... effects man: EEG
Mark Stetson ... model shop supervisor: EEG
Annick Therrien ... technical animator: EEG (as Annick Therrein)
Mark Vargo ... optical supervisor: EEG
Garry Waller ... animation supervisor: EEG
Mary E. Walter ... optical line-up: EEG
Mark West ... design engineer
Jody Westheimer ... assistant cameraman: EEG
Gene Whiteman ... chief engineer: EEG
Robert Wilson ... optical printer operator: EEG (as Bob Wilson)
Terry Windell ... animation supervisor: EEG
Bruce Woodside ... animator: EEG
Matthew Yuricich ... chief matte artist: EEG (as Matt Yuricich)
Stuart Ziff ... head of ghost shop: EEG
Yarek Alfer ... prop maker (uncredited)
Margaret Craig-Chang ... technical animation assistant (uncredited)
Ko Hashiguchi ... technical animation assistant (uncredited)
Michael F. Hoover ... motion control computer operator (uncredited)
Sam Longoria ... assistant matte cameraman (uncredited) / engineer/machinist (uncredited) / special projects (uncredited)
Richard Lund ... translite photographer (uncredited)
Tom Pahk ... model maker (uncredited)
Lynda Thompson ... visual effects production supervisor (uncredited)
Eusebio Torres ... technical animation assistant (uncredited)
Mac Torres ... technical animation assistant (uncredited)
Paul Van Camp ... software programmer (uncredited)

Stunts

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Bill Couch ... stunt coordinator
Tony Kahana ... stunts
Dan Plum ... stunt performer
Tony Brubaker ... stunts (uncredited)
Peter Bucossi ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Lisa Cain ... utility stunts (uncredited)
Anthony Cecere ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Cirillo ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Couch ... stunts (uncredited)
Lisa Dalton ... stunts (uncredited)
Steve Dash ... stunt double: William Atherton (uncredited)
Diamond Farnsworth ... stunts (uncredited)
Gene Harrison ... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Holt ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Julius LeFlore ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill McIntosh ... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Morga ... stunt double: Harold Ramis (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Shawn O'Neil ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Debby Lynn Ross ... stunts (uncredited)
Gregg Smrz ... stunt performer (uncredited)
George P. Wilbur ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Yerkes ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Richmond L. Aguilar ... gaffer
Norman Buck ... key grip: New York
Colin J. Campbell ... gaffer (as Colin Campbell)
Patrick Capone ... second assistant camera: New York
Ted Churchill ... Steadicam operator: New York
Vinnie Gerardo ... first assistant camera: New York (as Vincent Gerardo)
Michael Ginsburg ... still photographer: New York
Robert Jason ... best boy
Gene Kearney ... key grip
Gemma La Mana ... still photographer (as Gemma La Mana-Wills)
Paul Mindrup ... second assistant camera
Bob Munoz ... best boy grip
Robert M. Stevens ... camera operator (as Bob Stevens)
Joseph E. Thibo ... first assistant camera (as Joe Thibo)
Herb Wagreich ... director of photography: New York (as Herb Wagreitch)
William Ward ... gaffer: New York (as Billy Ward)
Ron Anderson ... best boy (uncredited)
Frank Detone Jr. ... sewing grip (uncredited)
Adam Glick ... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Albert Hood ... electrician (uncredited)
Scott Rathner ... second assistant camera: "b" camera, New York (uncredited)
Michael J. Schwartz ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Michael Shanman ... arc operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Joy Todd ... casting: New York

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Dayton Anderson ... costumer
Lee Austin ... wardrobe supervisor: New York
Bruce Ericksen ... costume supervisor (as Bruce Erickson)
Debra Louis Katz ... wardrobe supervisor: New York
Peggy Thorin ... costumer

Location Management

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Paul Pav ... location manager
Jeff Stolow ... location manager: New York
Lenny Vullo ... location manager: New York
Justin Cooke ... location assistant: New York (uncredited)
Tom Lackey ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Peter Bernstein ... orchestrator
Kathy Durning ... supervising music editor: Segue Music
David Spear ... orchestrator
Elmer Bernstein ... conductor (uncredited)
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited) / oboe soloist (uncredited)
Robert Fernandez ... scoring mixer (uncredited)
Cynthia Millar ... musician: ondes martenot soloist (uncredited)
Patrick Russ ... orchestrator (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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John F. Curtis ... driver captain
James E. Foote ... transportation coordinator (as Jim Foote)
Patrick Hogan ... transportation captain: second unit (uncredited)
Mike Phillips ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Kirk Borcherding ... production accountant
Stephen Dane ... hardware consultant (as Steven Dane)
John Daveikis ... hardware consultant
Rocco Derasmo ... teamster captain: New York
Kathi Freeman ... secretary: Mr. Gross and Mr. Medjuck
Rita Grant Miller ... production coordinator (as Rita Miller-Grant)
Kate Guinzburg ... production coordinator: New York
Leslie Hewitt ... production secretary (as Leslie Falkinburg)
Joyce Y. Irby ... secretary: Mr. Reitman
Trish Kinney ... script supervisor
Sherry Lynne ... assistant production coordinator
Mary Mason ... production secretary
Laurel Walter ... production secretary
Nancy Willen ... publicist
Craig Caton ... creature crew (uncredited)
Evelyn Fitzgerald ... production assistant: New York (uncredited)
Tom Paolucci ... production staff (uncredited)
Audri Phillips ... puppeteer (uncredited)
Stan Rodarte ... stand-in (uncredited)
Mark Siegel ... creature maker (uncredited) / puppeteer (uncredited)
Bill Sturgeon ... puppeteer (uncredited)
Philip Wilson ... police coordinator (uncredited)

Thanks

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Suzy Benzinger ... thanks
Will Fowler ... thanks
Amy Friedman ... thanks
Frank Krenz ... thanks
Hal Landaker ... thanks
Joanna Lipari ... thanks
Peggy Semtob ... thanks
Don Shay ... thanks
Chris Stoia ... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz and Egon work at the University where they delve into the paranormal and fiddle with many unethical experiments on the students. As they are kicked out of the University do they really understand their knowledge of the paranormal and go into business for themselves. Under the new snazzy business name of 'Ghostbusters', and living in the old firehouse building they work out of, they are called to rid New York City of paranormal phenomenon at everyone's whim.... for a price. They make national press as the media thinks and pressures everybody the Ghostbusters are the cause of it all. Thrown in jail by the EPA, the mayor takes a chance and calls on them to help save the city. Unbeknownst to all, a long dead Gozer worshiper (Evo Shandor) erected downtown apartment building is the cause of all the paranormal activity. They find out the building could resurrect the ancient Hittite god, Gozer, and bring an end to all of humanity. Who are you gonna call to stop this terrible world-ending menace? Written by Chad Grill

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Taglines Here to save the world again. [re-release] See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ghostbusters (United States, English title)
  • Ghostbusters (United States)
  • Ghostbusters (Canada, English title)
  • Ghostbusters (Ireland, English title)
  • Ghostbusters (Japan, English title)
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Runtime
  • 105 min
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Box Office

Budget $30,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $2,085,116, 25 Aug 1985
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $291,632,124

Did You Know?

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Trivia Almost none of the scenes were filmed as scripted and, in fact, almost all of the scenes had at least one or two ad-libs. Most of Bill Murray's lines are ad-libs. See more »
Goofs (at around 1h 35 mins) Ray declares the phenomena they are witnessing may be as important an event as "the Tunguska blast of 1909" in Siberian Russia. This occurred on June 30, 1908, not 1909. (It is noted elsewhere in this section that Ray refers to Revelation 6:12 as 7:12 and refers to the Sumerians as being civilized in 6000 BC rather than the correct 4000 BC; getting numbers wrong is a character trait of his.) See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Good, Clean Fun (1984). See more »
Soundtracks Ghostbusters See more »
Crazy Credits During the end credits, as the Ghostbusters are leaving in Ecto-1, three priests can be seen giving the last rites to a chunk of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man See more »
Quotes Dr. Raymond Stantz: Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by dickless here.
Walter Peck: They caused an explosion!
Mayor: Is this true?
Dr. Peter Venkman: Yes it's true.
[pause]
Dr. Peter Venkman: This man has no dick.
Walter Peck: Jeez!
[Charges at Venkman]
Mayor: Break it up! Hey, break this up! Break it up!
Walter Peck: All right, all right, all right!
Dr. Peter Venkman: Well, that's what I heard!
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