PG | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Venkman's meeting with Dana at Lincoln Center was the first scene filmed with Sigourney Weaver and Bill Murray together. The fountain had to be turned off for some shots so the actors' lines could be heard; in others lines were dubbed in later. The U.S. and other flags flying at half mast in distant background are mourning the American and French soldiers killed October 23, 1983, in the barracks bombing in Beirut, Lebanon. President Reagan's nationwide order extended through the 31st.
Dr. Peter Venkman:
All right, I'm gonna turn over the next card. Concentrate... I want you to tell me what you think it is.
When the eggs are frying on the counter, their number and position changes between shots.
When end credits get ready to roll, Slimer attacks the camera and screen fades to black
In addition to the legendary change from Stantz calling Walter Peck "dickless" to "Wally Wick," numerous other scenes were shot in alternate, broadcast-friendly versions for television. As the Ghostbusters emerge from the Sedgewick ballroom after catching the green ghost (Slimer) Venkman's "We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!" line was changed to "What a knockabout of pure fun that was!" Venkman's claim in the mayor's office that Walter Peck "has no dick" was changed to call him "some kind of rodent, I don't know which," Zeddmore's claim to have seen "stuff" rather than "sh*t" that'll turn you white, and Egon's later outburst of "sh*t" at the Keymaster's disappearance was changed to a milder "oh, no!"
$13,578,151 10 June 1984