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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Peter Venkman
... Dr. Raymond Stantz
... Dana Barrett
... Dr. Egon Spengler
... Louis Tully
... Winston Zeddemore
... Janine Melnitz
... Dr. Janosz Poha
... The Judge
... The Mayor of NY
... Hardemeyer
... The Prosecutor
... Vigo
William T. Deutschendorf ... Baby Oscar (as Will Deutschendorf)
... Baby Oscar (as Hank Deutschendorf)
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Storyline

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 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)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,472,894, 16 June 1989

Gross USA:

$112,494,738

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$215,394,738
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Egon gives the atomic mass of cobalt as 58.9, and it actually is 58.933194 without rounding. It is one of the few metals that has only one stable isotope, so its average and monoisotopic masses are identical. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 30 mins) Near the end of the movie, when Vigo moves the boxes and other items to reveal where Oscar is hiding, if you look at the left side of the screen, you can see part of someone's arm popping out from behind the pillar. See more »

Quotes

Egon: Vigo the Carpathian. Born 1505, died 1610.
Peter Venkman: 105 years old, he hung in there, didn't he?
Ray: He didn't die of old age, either. He was poisoned, stabbed, shot, hung, stretched, disembowled, drawn and quartered.
Peter Venkman: Ouch.
Winston: Guess he wasn't too popular at the end, huh?
Egon: No, not exactly a man of the people. Also known as Vigo the Cruel, Vigo the Torturer, Vigo the Despised, and Vigo the Unholy.
Peter Venkman: Wasn't he also Vigo the Butch?
Ray: And dig this, there was a prophecy. Just before his head died, his last words were "...
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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. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Puyo Pop Fever (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Higher and Higher
Written by Gary Jackson, Carl Smith & Raynard Miner
Produced by A.Z. Groove & Cornelius Mims
for Groove Specialist Productions, Inc.
Performed by Howard Huntsberry
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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I'm still ready to call them.
9 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

I guess that usually, we have to wonder why they make sequels. If nothing else, as long as the sequels aren't boring, obnoxious, pathetic, embarrassing, insulting, or otherwise bad, then they're acceptable. "Ghostbusters II" passes. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and Rick Moranis reprise their roles from the original. This one has the title characters battling a river of hostility-based slime that's possessing a painting. Peter MacNicol plays the man who brought the painting to New York, and subsequently gets possessed by it. "Ghostbusters II" is pretty ridiculous, often gross, but never unpleasant. So who you gonna call?


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