PG | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
After this film, Bill Murray took a lengthy break from acting and moved to Paris. Murray considered retiring altogether before he was cast in Scrooged (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.
(at around 1h 21 mins) When Venkman comes out of the crumbled street, he has a small circular bandage on his right temple near the hairline, possibly an injury from a previous take. The next time we are able to see him from that angle is on the apartment building rooftop, and the bandage is missing.
There are no opening credits for this film, other than the title.
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)
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