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Ghostbusters (1984)

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  • Official Trailer
  • Trailer 2 for Ghost Busters

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

Cast

  • Bill Murray
  • Dan Aykroyd
  • Sigourney Weaver
  • Harold Ramis
  • Rick Moranis
  • Annie Potts
  • William Atherton
  • Ernie Hudson
  • David Margulies
  • Steven Tash

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • The bum that Bill Murray played in a deleted scene looks and acts just like his character in Caddyshack (1980) (and also sports a golfing cap).
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Goofs

  • (at around 19 mins) Obvious seam between the hot and cold sections of the counter top, revealed by the eggs only partially turning white.
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Quotes

    • [Inspecting Dana's refrigerator for paranormal activity]
    • [smiles]
    • Dr. Peter Venkman: I don't think you're crazy.
    • [sarcastically]
    • Dana Barrett: Oh, good, that makes me feel so much better.
    • Dr. Peter Venkman: Oh, my *God*. Look at all the junk food!
    • Dana Barrett: No, goddammit. Look, this wasn't...
    • Dr. Peter Venkman: You actually eat this stuff?
    • Dana Barrett: Look, this wasn't here! There was *nothing* here! There was a space and there was a building or something with flames coming out of it, and there were creatures writhing around, and they were growling and snarling. And there were flames, and I heard a voice say "Zuul"! It was right here.
    • Dr. Peter Venkman: I'm sorry, I'm just not getting any readings.
    • Dana Barrett: Well, are you sure you're using that thing correctly?
    • Dr. Peter Venkman: Well, I... I think so, but I'm sure there are no animals in there.
    • Dana Barrett: Well that's great. Either I have a monster in my kitchen or I'm completely crazy.
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Metacritic

88

Ghostbusters is one of those rare movies where the original, fragile comic vision has survived a multimillion-dollar production.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
88

Ghostbusters is a hoot. It's Murray's picture, and in a triumph of mind over matter, he blows away the film's boring special effects with his one-liners. Spotting a lusty, totally transformed, fire-breathing Slgourney Weaver, whose body has been overtaken by a spirit, Murray walks past her saying, That's a new look for you, isn't it? Thank you, Bill. And don't get outta here, you knucklehead. We like you in this kind of movie.

Metacritic review by Gene Siskel
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune