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.
Several pieces of material from the trailers did not appear in the film:
Ray... we'd like to shoot the monster. Could you move, please?
Peter Venkman: Ray...
Egon, Peter Venkman, Winston: RAY!
Ray: NO! I, Ray, am Vigo, shall rule the Earth! Begone, you pitiful half-men!
Peter Venkman: Now!
People still don't believe the Ghostbusters that they found slime in the underground at the trial many days later. But in order for the real electricians to get the city lights working again, they would have to go underground to do all the repairs in the exact location where Ray caused the damage, and they would have discovered the river of slime for themselves.
There is a brief scene in the end credits of the Ghostbusters being honored at an apparently restored Statue of Liberty.
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)