Ghostbusters (1984)

PG   |    |  Action, Comedy, Fantasy


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


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10 June 2006 | ccthemovieman-1
9
| Still Very Funny & Entertaining
There is no set definition of the word "classic" but I'm sure this film qualifies as such or will in the near future, since it was so unique and popular....and remains so today, over 20 years old later. It's just one of those films that you remember seeing when it came out at the theaters. I doubt if anyone has forgotten the catchy theme song, either.

Despite numerous viewings, I still find this very funny as I suspect many people do, because it entertains so well. I know the story is ludicrous and I don't believe for one second in ghosts so I ignore the "theology" and just laugh at Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson.

Murray, as he tends to do, grabs the spotlight more than the rest and delivers more laughs than any of the cast but my favorite was Moranis as the nerdy "Louis Tully." I wish his role had been bigger. All the guys, however, plus Sigourney Weaver, the love interest of the always-horny Murray, are fun. I even liked the sequel because most of this cast was included.

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Trivia

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.


Quotes

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.


Goofs

When the eggs are frying on the counter, their number and position changes between shots.


Crazy Credits

When end credits get ready to roll, Slimer attacks the camera and screen fades to black


Alternate Versions

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!"


Soundtracks

Savin' the Day
Written by
Bobby Alessi and Dave Immer
Produced by Phil Ramone
Performed by Alessi (Billy Alessi and Bobby Alessi)

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Action | Comedy | Fantasy

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