PG | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.
The cameo appearance of Slimer the green ghost of Ghostbusters (1984) was prompted by the fact that in the years in between the two films, the cartoon series The Real Ghostbusters (1986) introduced the idea that Slimer was living at the firehouse as the Ghostbusters' pet. Because the original film and the cartoon series were so popular with children, they put Slimer in the film.
So what do you think?
Peter Venkman: Well, he's ugly. I mean, he's not Elephant Man ugly, but he's not attractive. Was his father ugly?
Dana: Don't listen.
Peter Venkman: And he stinks! You're ripe, Senor! Did his father stink? Yeah, I bet Daddy was smelly, wasn't he?
Dana: But seriously, ...
(at around 35 mins) In the "jogger ghost" scene, when Venkman steps on the pedal to activate the ghost trap, if you look closely, his foot actually misses the button, yet the trap opens anyway.
Slimer is credited as a cast member during the closing title sequence.
A scene before the Statue of Liberty attack where Venkman tries to get the ectoplasm to break itself open by singing. He asks a group of firefighters outside the museum if they know cumbaya. Several raise their hands, and Venkman has them line up and join hands. He joins them, and they all start to sing. Meanwhile Stanz watches the ectoplasm through goggles, and sees a crack smaller than the eye of a needle. Venkman gets annoyed and walks off, yelling "The Vienna boys choir couldn't get this thing open!"
$29,472,894 (USA) (16 June 1989)