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Ghostbusters (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 15 July 2016 (USA)
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Ghostbusters is a movie starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Kate McKinnon. Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tour Guide Garrett
... Erin Gilbert
... Ed Mulgrave
... Harold Filmore
... Higgins Student
Ben Harris ... Higgins Student
... Abby Yates
... Bennie
... Jillian Holtzmann
... Gertrude Aldridge Ghost
... Dean
... Patty Tolan
... Rowan North
... Electrocuted Ghost (as Dave Gruber Allen)
... Rental Agent


Paranormal researcher Abby Yates and physicist Erin Gilbert are trying to prove that ghosts exist in modern society. When strange apparitions appear in Manhattan, Gilbert and Yates turn to engineer Jillian Holtzmann for help. Also joining the team is Patty Tolan, a lifelong New Yorker who knows the city inside and out. Armed with proton packs and plenty of attitude, the four women prepare for an epic battle as more than 1,000 mischievous ghouls descend on Times Square.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for supernatural action and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 July 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flapjack  »

Filming Locations:



Box Office


$144,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,018,755, 17 July 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$128,344,089, 6 November 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

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Technical Specs


| (Extended Edition)

Sound Mix:

| | | (IMAX 12 track)| (IMAX version)| (DTS: X)| |


Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


Gertrude Aldridge was based on Lizzie Borden. See more »


The Ecto-1 occasionally has a red and blue LED light bar at the rear of the car that seems to appear and disappear at different moments throughout the film. When pulling out of the Ghostbusters headquarters, a reflection of the lights can be seen on the rear wall of the garage, and in the same sequence, while driving through New York, the light bar is missing. See more »


[first lines]
Tour Guide Garrett: The Aldridge Mansion is the only 19th century home in New York City preserved both inside and out. At the time of its construction, it was one of the most elegant homes in existence featuring every luxury including a face bidet and an anti-Irish security fence.
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Crazy Credits

There's a scene that happens during the first few end credits, that features an appearance by Sigourey Weaver. See more »


References Bridesmaids (2011) See more »


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Written by Ray Parker Jr. (as Ray Parker, Jr.), Mark Ronson, Jeff Bhasker, Michael Angelakos, Brent Katz, and ASAP Ferg (as Darold Brown)
Produced by Mark Ronson and Jeff Bhasker
Performed by Mark Ronson, Passion Pit and ASAP Ferg (as A$AP Ferg)
Mark Ronson appears courtesy of RCA Records / Sony Music Entertainment UK
Passion Pit appears courtesy of Columbia Records
A$AP Ferg appears courtesy of A$AP Worldwide / Polo Grounds Music / RCA Records
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My mom said I looked miserable watching it
13 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

I really tried, I'm a year late I know. I got this movie for free because I connected my Vudu with my Disney account. Even for free, I couldn't get through this movie. I stopped after 30 minutes of the Extended cut. It's painfully unfunny, sexist, and terribly written. The biggest sin of this movie to me is that the actresses here are really talented. I love Kristen Wigg and Kate McKinnon. And I think I laughed at one joke in that first 30 minutes out of all the jokes they were dropping. Nice try Sony but it was dead on arrival. Don't patronize your audience when you want them to like your movie.

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