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.
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.
Despite some avoiding the movie at the theaters, it still found some success. In addition to inspiring many fans who appreciated seeing female scientists portrayed on the big screen, the film and the cast were all nominated for several awards, and a few took some home. Melissa McCarthy won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic Movie Actress. The film also won Favorite Movie at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards, beating huge blockbuster titles like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), and Favorite Movie Actor and Favorite Movie Actress (Chris Hemsworth and Melissa McCarthy). See more »
Erin says "Mercado" is Spanish for table; mercado is Spanish for market. It's running gag that Erin is really bad at Spanish. Earlier, she mistranslated what the theater janitor was saying when he went past on a gurney. See more »
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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There's a scene that happens during the first few end credits, that features an appearance by Sigourney Weaver. See more »
The extended version of the film runs 17 minutes longer and features many additional scenes and subplots featuring Justin Kirk playing Phil Hudson the boyfriend to Erin Gilbert; Elizabeth Perking playing Phyllis Adler, a resident professor and rival to Erin; Lesley Nicole playing Mrs. Potter, an elderly hotel resident who interacts with Rowan; and Chris Gethard, a belligerent internet blogger who gets assaulted on the street by Erin. See more »