The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.

Director:

Ivan Reitman

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Dan Aykroyd (characters), Harold Ramis (characters) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 William T. Deutschendorf ... Baby Oscar (as Will Deutschendorf)
Henry J. Deutschendorf II ... Baby Oscar (as Hank Deutschendorf)
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Storyline

Having lost their status and credibility five years after covering New York City with marshmallow in Ghostbusters (1984), the once-famous band of spirit-hunters find themselves struggling to keep afloat, working odd jobs. However, when Dana Barrett and her baby, Oscar, have yet another terrifying encounter with the paranormal, it's up to Peter Venkman and his fearless team of supernatural crime-fighters to save the day. Now, once more, humanity is in danger, as rivers of slimy psycho-reactive ectoplasm, and the dreadful manifestation of the evil sixteenth-century tyrant, Vigo the Carpathian, threaten to plunge the entire city into darkness unless the selfless Ghostbusters take action. Can they save the world for the second time? Written by Nick Riganas

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Trivia

The large Vigo painting is actually a photograph, and hangs in the offices at Industrial Light and Magic. See more »

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The camera crew is reflected in the dancing toaster. See more »

Quotes

Peter Venkman: Dana, the guys are going down to the sewer to check for slime stuff. And Egon thinks there may be a huge surge in cockroach breeding. Want to blow off this dinner thing and go with them?
Dana: Taxi!
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits, other than the title - which is represented by an animation of the movie's logo - The ghost bursting out of the first movie's barred circle logo and holding up two fingers. The title proper doesn't appear until the very end of the closing credits. See more »

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A scene before the Statue of Liberty attack where Venkman tries to get the ectoplasm to break itself open by singing. He asks a group of firefighters outside the museum if they know cumbaya. Several raise their hands, and Venkman has them line up and join hands. He joins them, and they all start to sing. Meanwhile Stanz watches the ectoplasm through goggles, and sees a crack smaller than the eye of a needle. Venkman gets annoyed and walks off, yelling "The Vienna boys choir couldn't get this thing open!" See more »

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Flesh 'N Blood
Written by Danny Elfman
Produced by Oingo Boingo
Performed by Oingo Boingo
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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"We're here tonight because a psychomagnotheric slime flow of immense proportions is building up beneath the city."
30 August 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Tedious retread sequel never reaches the heights of the first Ghosbusters. It just feels like the guys got back together to goof off and get paid for it. Bill Murray seems alternately amused and bored throughout the film. The rest go through the motions. As for new faces, Peter MacNicol is extremely annoying, basically playing the role Rick Moranis played last time. Moranis actually reprises his role but has nothing to do and is shoehorned into things with irritating results. It's not a bad movie. It's enjoyable enough due to the likability of their stars but the story is weak and there's nothing memorable about the whole thing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghostbusters II: River of Slime See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,472,894, 18 June 1989

Gross USA:

$112,494,738

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$215,394,738
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Company Credits

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby Stereo (Germany, 35 mm prints)| Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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