PG | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
Peter Venkman insults Walter Peck by saying he has "no dick". Several years later William Atherton would play his memorable character of "Dick Thornberg" in Die Hard (1988).
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 Peck is approaching the firehouse with the warrants, the door to the firehouse is in shade. When the shot switches to inside the firehouse, however, there is bright sunlight shining on the door.
Opening titles give the name of the movie as "Ghost Busters" (two words). But in nearly all media/ads and even packaging/casing for home video releases, it is spelled as "Ghostbusters" (one word).
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!"
AUD 1,093,045 (Australia) (21 November 1984)