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Ghostbusters (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 15 July 2016 (USA)
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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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Paul Feig
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zach Woods ... Tour Guide Garrett
Kristen Wiig ... Erin Gilbert
Ed Begley Jr. ... Ed Mulgrave
Charles Dance ... Harold Filmore
John Milhiser ... Higgins Student
Ben Harris Ben Harris ... Higgins Student
Melissa McCarthy ... Abby Yates
Karan Soni ... Bennie
Kate McKinnon ... Jillian Holtzmann
Bess Rous ... Gertrude Aldridge Ghost
Steve Higgins ... Dean
Leslie Jones ... Patty Tolan
Neil Casey ... Rowan North
Dave Allen ... Electrocuted Ghost (as Dave Gruber Allen)
Katie Dippold ... Rental Agent
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Storyline

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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Who you gonna call? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flapjack See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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:

$229,147,509
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Extended Edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos | Auro 11.1 | 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)| Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)| DTS (DTS: X)| IMAX 6-Track | Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The ghost Slimer got his name in the cartoon series The Real Ghostbusters (1986). His name is not spoken in any of the movies, but appears in the credits of Ghostbusters II (1989). See more »

Goofs

In Rebecca Gorin's scene, Holtzmann is wearing a contraption on her head when Patty tells them to come up to the roof, but when they reach the roof the contraption has been replaced by Holtzmann's glasses. See more »

Quotes

[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

In the post-credit scene after the credits are over, you see the girls in their lab. Patty has on a headset and is listening to an audio tape, repeating one section several times. Erin asks if she has something. Patty answers, "What's Zuul?" See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

References Casper (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

You Should Be Dancing
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Performed by The Bee Gees (as Bee Gees)
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Whoever ya gonna call, don't call the new ghostbusters!
10 September 2017 | by kaptenvideo-89875See all my reviews

Wow, is this crappy or what? Downright the worst movie I have seen in a while. To add insult to the injury, managed to stumble upon an extended Blu-ray version which is 18 minutes longer than theatrical – whopping 134 minutes in all! Yes, this is the all-girls-remake of the 1980's darling "horror comedy" franchise, this time starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and, er, the other ones. Most of the original cast return with "surprise" cameos too, excluding, of course, the late Harold Ramis. This is just a sad fuckup of a movie where everybody tries and tries for two hours and more, but nothing worthwhile emerges. The only good thing I can think about the movie is that at least they have tried. For a long time, they try to make us laugh with their witty bantering dialogue and good chemistry but none of it materialises and the result is dead on arrival. Alongside "Anchorman 2" and "Zoolander 2", this must be one of the biggest failures of recent times, where they tried to bring back some cult classic and just fell on their asses. "Ghostbusters" is so bereft of laughs or joy that it feels shitty even by movies starring Melissa McCarthy's standards, who's still desperately trying to define and recreate this little magic she managed to create in her breakthrough role in 2011's "Bridesmaids". The same goes to Paul Feig, of course, who has mostly directed McCarthy's movies, the first and only creatively successful one being "Bridesmaids", of course. He should go back to TV world or something. Rotten Tomatoes' and Metacritic's reviews are far too kind this time, the most telling would be the latter's user score of 2.9 out of 10. The only bits I at least semi-enjoyed in the movie were original ghostbusters' surprise cameo appearances, and maybe Chris Hemworth as the good-looking but stupid assistant to the girls. He's the closest thing this "entertainment" had to offer to make me smile. The visual effects look cheap too, although this may be some kind of homage to original movies.


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