Ghost Busters (1984)

 


 

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Genre: Comedy,Fantasy

Ghost Busters (1984)
   
Release Date: 8 June 1984 (USA)
Country: USA
Director: Ivan Reitman
Cast:
  • Bill Murray
  • Dan Aykroyd
  • Sigourney Weaver
  • Harold Ramis
  • Rick Moranis
  • Annie Potts
  • William Atherton
  • Ernie Hudson
  • David Margulies
  • Steven Tash
  • Jennifer Runyon
  • Slavitza Jovan
  • Michael Ensign
  • Alice Drummond
  • Jordan Charney


33 Responses to Ghost Busters (1984)

  1. The_Fresh_Pegg221
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    Okay, so is the original print damaged or did the distributors not give a damn. It’s Ghostbusters for God’s sake you cheap bastards. I never thought I’d say this, but I immediately sold my copy of Ghostbusters because it looks worse than the dvd.

  2. TMC-4
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    Even though he’s technically, the main villain (outside of Gozer of course) in the movie.

    http://www.spike.com/blog/top-10-hollywood/91443

    7. Walter Peck (Ghostbusters)

    Who He Was:

    A civil servant from the Environmental Protection Agency who was tasked with investigating the Ghostbusters.

    His “Villainous” Behavior:

    He switched off their containment system allowing all the ghosts that they’d captured to run amok. Also, he was kind of a dick.


    What People Forget:

    He did the right thing. The Ghostbusters had not only been extremely rude to him when he asked to inspect their facilities, but they had given the government no plans or schematics for any of their equipment, so for all he knew it ran on dead babies and leaked battery acid into the water main. When they refused to let him inspect the facilities, he got a court order to shut down the equipment for inspection. Seriously, how did they not see that coming? He specifically told them that was what he would do. And while we’re on the topic, why did they build a containment system that could be breached just by unplugging it? What would have happened if there had been a power outage? The Ghostbusters were almost frighteningly incompetent.


    So What Happened to Him?

    After the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man goes on a rampage through Manhattan and the Ghostbusters blow him to pieces, Peck is seen being engulfed by a truck-sized glob of superheated liquid marshmallow.

  3. ThrillaTheGhostKilla
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    the theme for ghostbuster 3 should it still take place in the 80’s?

    i think it would be awsome to see some subculture stuff in its underground phase in newyork. punk and hiphop like it was brand new lol.

  4. Gwasgray
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    I was born the year it came out so I was a bit too young to see it at the cimena, but when I was 5 I was really into The Real Ghostbusters cartoon, I had a lot of the toy including Ecto-1 and my dad built me a painted wooden version of the Fire Station HQ (it was far more roomy then the plastic toy HQ).

    So that’s about the age I was (although maybe I was 6) when I had my parents rent the film from the video library in our local M&W convenience store. I liked it although quite a bit of it went over my head (particularly the jokes), I have to admit I found the first half a little boring and I wondered why Winston wasn’t with them at first, but I did enjoy the ending. It probably was the only film I was allowed to watch at that age which had words like sh*t in it (it was a PG).

    Then later I watched Ghostbusters 2 (I was about 7 or 8 so I understood things a bit more) and I remember having it on tape recorded off the TV and watching it numerous times as I did with our old VHS tapes.

  5. nineinchnail1981
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    Anyone else think Dana looked sexy as hell when she was possessed?

  6. FetalClown
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    Number one with a bullet: when they’re riding up the elevator in the hotel, talking about wearing unlicensed nuclear accelerator’s on their backs. Egon switches on Ray’s pack for the first time, it makes that noise, and Egon nervously backs into the corner of the elevator.

    Cracks me the hell up every time.

  7. mostlygeeky
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  8. flyingzebra77
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    what does tully say about a giant sloar of something and how it was "to be on a that day i can tell you" any help with the exact quote would help. thanx!

    http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=20553503

  9. JMongrel71
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    One of my favorites . . .

    ". . human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!"

    I recently used this to mock someone who went on a rant on how horrible an Obama presidency would be.

    When the context fits, I also like to yell out "There they are!" in a high-pitched falsetto (from the scene where the Ghostbusters emerge from the rubble).

  10. sejdoodah
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    Please no.

    I’ve heard the *rumors* and with the recent spate of remakes, tell me it ain’t so.

    TTFN

    Scott

    Deaf Does NOT Equate Daft … in other people’s cases.

  11. dnljack01-1
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    Mine’s Peter cause it seems like he’s not even really a team player. Egon updates equipment and does experiments. Ray maintains the Ecto 1. Winston just does whatever they need him to do. But what does Peter do besides write up the bill? He really doesn’t seem like much of an assett to the team.

    Slimer! That was my clean uniform!" Winston Real Ghostbusters Episode Lost and foundry

  12. ogservice
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    Does anyone know what material was used to douse William Atherton (or his stunt double) when the Sta-Puff Marshmallow Man exploded?

    I sincerely doubt they got 500 gallons of marshmallow creme (but it’s possible) to dump from a ladder. I didn’t see anything at the time in any of the movie mags about the shot. Now with IMDB maybe someone is around who could have even been part of the sequence?

    Just wondering.

  13. Daniel_Tosh
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    There are many great movies out there and everybody has their own opinion on the greatest movie ever. And no one is right or wrong on what they consider the greatest movie because everyone has their own tastes and opinions. That’s obvious, but you’d be amazed at how many people don’t understand that concept.

    Anyway, I think a great movie; What classifies it as a masterpiece….is great writing, great story, great direction, great acting, great casting, and great special affects (for the time and if it calls for it). Not to mention a great score by Elmer Bernstein.

    IMO, this movie didn’t fall short of those aspects.

    Animal House, Meatballs, Stripes, and Caddyshack all were good and had their classic goofy moments. But Ghostbusters stands alone from the goofy, wacky comedy of those other movies and really sits much higher on a pedestal of comedies. Its the more mature comedy that doesn’t require the goofiness of the other films these guys have been involved with beforehand. This movies is something different and something very special that we re so lucky to have witnessed in our life time.

    That’s my opinion anyway. Feel free to agree or add your own thoughts.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ_9PYNreJ4&feature=related

  14. yukk
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    Rick Moranis apparently came in and wrote his own character/lines for the movie. Personally, I love this film, but attribute a lot of my love solely to the presence of Louis, Moranis’ character. Without him, I would probably have still enjoyed this film, but with him I loved it.

    What do you all think of Moranis? Love him? Hate him? Kill him? Sex him?

  15. birdman2
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    Right after the scene where the ghostbusters are in the car and quote Revelation with the Lamb opening the 6th seal there is a pan to the twin towers.

    Also in Ghostbusters 2 the baby’s name is Oscar and Oscar was the class of Submarine that sunk in 2000(Kursk was the name of the individual sub).

  16. dazednconfusional
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    Rumor has it that Bill Murray wants a female Ghostbuster for GB3. Who do you think could fill that role? I think Ellen Page would be a good fit if were going for dry humor to match Murray. Or you could go older and get Jaime Pressly. She’s one of the very few comedic actresses that actually makes me laugh.

    "That just happened."

  17. yatessixecho
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    Just curious, has anyone played the ghostbusters video game released on PS3, Xbox 360, and some other consoles? Dan Aykroyd has said that this game is the 3rd ghostbusters film. The game certainly feels that way. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, and others return to provide their voices for the game making it feel like a movie. The game takes place two years after the second film. The plot has to do with Ivo Shandor (The doctor who was responsible for bringning Gozer into our world as mentioned in the film). It’s a great game with a great story. You play as a new recruit hired by the ghostbusters. Playing the game makes you feel like you are an actual ghostbuster and it feels like you are really working with the ghostbusters. To make it seem more like a film, you visit the Sedgewick hotel again and the New York public library again and there are references to the films in the game. I recommend the game to anyone who is a fan of the Ghostbuster films, chances are you will like it.

    I am anxiously awaiting the third film but until then this video game that seems like the third film will have to do.

  18. pidgeon_k5
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    i was wondering if anyone could help me out with a college project, if you believe in the paranormal then i’d like to know why you believe in it. do you think things like ouija boards and table tipping work etc. and i’d prefer it if people who don’t believe in it didn’t post because it won’t be helpful. thanks

    "is that a chinese baby?"

    "sure is, japanese to be specific"

  19. TheLoneSoldier
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    Dream Cast:

    Peter Venkman – Paul Rudd/ Neil Patrick Harris

    Ray Stantz – Tom Hardy

    Egon Spengler – Allen Covert

    Winston Zeddemore – Will Smith

    Dana Barrett – Emmy Rossum

    Louis Tully – Stephen Graham

    Gozer the Gozerian – Angelina Jolie

    Nightmare Cast:

    Peter Venkman – Vince Vaughn

    Ray Stantz – Jack Black

    Egon Spengler – Ben Stiller

    Winston Zeddemore – Chris Rock

    In my dreams, you’re blowin’ me… some kisses.

  20. z-diddy
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    Thanks, Egon.

  21. gizmomogwai
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    I got the DVD boxset of the 2 movies. The names on the cover are Murray, Aykroyd, Weaver, Ramis and Moranis- but not Hudson. Seriously, he was one of the title characters! Is it because he’s black??

  22. cooltech2
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    Hi

    Was John C. Reilly in Ghostbusters? I can’t see him credited anywhere. But i’m sure I saw him – as a party guest at Harolds party.

    Can anyone confirm??

  23. sendtownjose
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    This film has an odd connection with the post world war II beat generation. One of its members, William Seward Burroughs II, encouraged his other beat friends to read "The decline of the West", by Oswald Spengler, when they met at Columbia University. Harold Ramis named his character after this writer, and the ghostbusters were kicked out of Columbia University, at the beginning of the movie. Plus, the film was produced by columbia pictures, but that really isn’t relevant to what i’m trying to say. Maybe the go into bussiness concept was inspired by the beat generation, who also met at Columbia? Is this coincidence, or was it written on purpose?

    Uncle sandler went to the mall!!

  24. nike_jumpman_23
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    Was funnier to me, and seemed a lot cooler of a story.

    I think the ending was kind of lame, but overall it was a slightly better movie to me.

    I’m surprised how big the difference of rating there is between the two.

  25. csweetleaf2
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    Who did you like better between Walter Peck from this Ghostbusters movie and Jack Hardemeyer from Ghostbusters II and why?

  26. TheLoneSoldier
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    Yo people, a question;

    Are there any fans of Elmer Bernstein’s beautiful, ethereal, haunting masterpiece of a score who also happen to love Wojciech Kilar’s terrifying Dracula score??

    I was hittin’ the bong one night and decided to synch ’em up for a laugh, well, started out as a laugh, ended up scarin’ the *beep* outta me, man!

    Put GB’s on your Screen and run Dracula score through your system, makes you wonder…

    Of course an 8th of Blueberry Ganja helps the experiment lol.

    In my dreams, you’re blowin’ me… some kisses.

  27. DogsDontKnowItsNotBacon
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    I know he was supposed to be a big marshmallow, but when parts of him rained down and splatted people, what was that?

  28. Lady_Luck1
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    One of my favorite lines, is when Gozar says something like, "are you a god" towards Ray, in which Ray says "no", then after Gozar nearly blows the Ghostbusters off the roof, Winston tells Ray, "next time someone asks if you’re a god, you say, YES!".

    Another is "Until dick-less here opened the chamber and let them all out". "Is that true?" "Yes – this man has no dick".

    Also when Winston says to the mayor "I have seen sh!t that would turn you white".

    One of my favorite scenes is Ray’s dream.

    Another is when we first see the Ecto-1 in action when the Ghostbusters go on their first call to the hotel.

    Also when they’re on their first call, in the hotel, they accidentally blast that one women pushing the cleaning cart (note: when the Ghostbusters explain they have to split up, behind them you see the cleaning lady trying to put out the fire with the cleaning bottle).

    Many others.

    *"The light was yellow, sir". -Elwood Blues.*

  29. charles_allen95
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    I’ve seen how they turn the packs on. But how do they launch the proton stream? Is there like a trigger that we can’t see on screen?

  30. Temiken
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    So I just watched this again on Hulu after, honestly, not seeing it in 10-15 years. This movie is just enjoyable. It seems to have just about anything one would want in a fairly entertaining movie. Famous people, laughs, mild intrigue and just honest-to-goodness campiness. Good stuff!

  31. americanthrift
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    So word is that Ray, Egon and Winston will be "elderstatesman" passing the baton and Murray himself says that Venkman will be killed in the first reel and appear as a ghost for the rest of the film, so who would you cast as four younger Ghostbusters?

    I would cast:

    John Hamm (Mad Men)

    Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down)

    Bill Hader (SNL)

    Paul Schneider (Parks & Rec)

    Of course Aykroyd or one of them hinted not long ago that there could be some female ghostbusters too, which in that case I’d also throw in Amy Sedaris and Kristin Wiig.

  32. nineinchnail1981
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    I just wanna warn all Ghostbusters fans out there NOT to buy the new gift set with the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man figuine, the slime, and the cards, because after about a month, the slime molds and falls apart. Very disgusting and very cheap. Hugely disappointed with the designers of this set.

  33. ryhoyarbie
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    Before the guy in the suit gets in the cab and says he’s in a hurry, some sort of spiritual energy or whatever you like to call it gets into the taxi cab. Does that energy transform the taxi driver into the zombie/ghost?

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