Ghostbusters (2016)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Comedy, Fantasy

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Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.


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15 September 2019 | romerocaisyn
An Unfunny Attempt To Squeeze More Dough Out Of Simpletons
I don't know if they succeeded making money from their stupid gender switch, but in its honor here is a poll:

Which is the worst film of recent times?

1- Ghostbusters 2016

2- Spy

3- The Farce Awakens

4- The Last Jedi (please keep your promise) or

5- Thor Standupcomedyarok?

Vote away.

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When Erin Gilbert is giving her presentation on quantum physics, she writes equations on a board, one of which spells out the equation [Pa/RA(NO+RM)alS+UD1ies/Lab]com. If you type this formula in a Google search you will be redirected to a Ghostbusters marketing website, an Easter egg present in the film. As of October 2017 the website has been taken offline.


Tour Guide Garrett: The Aldridge Mansion is the only 19th century home in New York City preserved both inside and out. At the time of its construction, it was one of the most elegant homes in existence featuring every luxury including a face bidet and an anti-Irish ...


Abby claims she smells isotopic decay on one of the fragments in the subway. Isotopes within the same element smell the same.

Crazy Credits

In the post-credit scene after the credits are over, you see the girls in their lab. Patty has on a headset and is listening to an audio tape, repeating one section several times. Erin asks if she has something. Patty answers, "What's Zuul?"

Alternate Versions

The extended version of the film runs 17 minutes longer and features many additional scenes and subplots featuring Justin Kirk playing Phil Hudson the boyfriend to Erin Gilbert; Elizabeth Perking playing Phyllis Adler, a resident professor and rival to Erin; Lesley Nicole playing Mrs. Potter, an elderly hotel resident who interacts with Rowan; and Chris Gethard, a belligerent internet blogger who gets assaulted on the street by Erin.


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Action | Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi


Release Date:

15 July 2016



Country of Origin

USA, Australia

Filming Locations

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Box Office


$144,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,018,755 17 July 2016

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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