Ghostbusters II script
Synopsis: After saving New York City from a ghost attack, the Ghostbusters -- a team of spirit exterminators -- is disbanded for demolishing parts of the city during the battle. But when Ghostbuster Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) learns that spirits have taken an interest in his son, the men launch a rogue ghost-chasing mission. The quest quickly goes awry, landing them in court. But when the ghosts turn on the judge, he issues an order allowing the Ghostbusters to get back to work.

EXT. MANHATTAN ISLAND - DAY

A high AERIAL SHOT of the island features the Statue of Liberty

prominently in the foreground then TRAVELS ACROSS the harbor, OVER the

Battery and Lower Manhattan to Greenwich Village.

EXT. EAST 77TH STREET - DAY

A car is being hoisted up by a municipal tow truck while its owner is

having a terrible screaming arguement with a parking enforcement officer.

DANA BARRETT comes home pushing a baby buggy, struggling with two full

bags of groceries, and trying to dig her keys out of her purse. The

building superintendent FRANK, sees her struggling but pretends not to

notice.

DANA:

(exasperated)

Frank, do you think you could give me a hand

with these bags?

FRANK:

I'm not a doorman, Miss Barrett. I'm a

building superintendent.

DANA:

You're also a human being, Frank.

FRANK:

(reluctantly going to help)

Okay, okay. It's not my job, but what the

hell. I'll do you a favor. He takes the

grocery bags from her.

DANA:

(setting the wheel brakes on

the buggy)

Thank you, Frank. I'll get the hang of this

eventually.

She continues digging in her purse while Frank leans over the buggy and

makes funny faces at the baby, OSCAR, a very cute nine-month old boy.

FRANK:

(to the baby)

Hiya, Oscar. What do you say, slugger?

FRANK:

(to Dana)

That's a good-looking kid you got there, Ms.

Barrett.

DANA:

(finding her keys)

Thank you, Frank. Oh, are you ever going to

fix the radiator in my bedroom? I asked you

last week.

FRANK:

Didn't I do it?

BABY BUGGY:

It starts to vibrate as if shaken by an unseen hand.

EXT. EAST 77TH STREET - BABY - DAY

He GURGLES with delight at the movement.

EXT. EAST 77TH STREET - DANA AND FRANK - DAY

Neither of them notice the movement of the carriage.

DANA:

No, you didn't, Frank.

FRANK:

Okay, that's no problem.

DANA:

That's exactly what you said last week.

BUGGY WHEELS:

The brakes unlock themselves.

DANA:

She reaches for the handlebar of the buggy, but the buggy rolls forward

just out of her reach and stops. Surprised by the movement, she reaches

for the handlebar again, but this time the buggy rolls away even

further. Alarmed now, Dana hurries after it, but the buggy keeps

rolling down the street at ever increasing speed.

SIDEWALK:

Dana chases the buggy down the street, shouting to passing pedestrians

for help, but every time someone reaches out to stop it, the buggy

swerves and continues unchecked.

INTERSECTION:

Cars, trucks, and buses speed by in both directions as the buggy races

toward the corner.

DANA:

She puts her head down and sprints after the buggy like an Olympian.

EXT. EAST 77TH STREET - INTERSECTION - DAY

A city bus is on a collision course with the speeding baby buggy.

BUGGY:

It careens toward the corner.

EXT. EAST 77TH STREET - BABY - DAY

Its eyes are wide open with excitement.

EXT. EAST 77TH STREET - INTERSECTION - DAY

Bus and buggy are closing fast as the buggy bounces over the curb and

into the crosswalk.

BUS:

The bus driver reacts in helpless horror as he sees the buggy enter the

intersection at high speed.

BUGGY:

It comes to a dead stop right in the middle of the street. The bus

continues missing the buggy by inches.

INTERSECTION:

Cars and trucks swerve and hit their brakes as Dana runs into the

intersection and snatches up the baby. She hugs it close, deeply

relieved, then looks at the buggy with the dawning awareness that the

supernatural has re-entered her life.

CUT TO:

EXT. UPPER WEST SIDE - NEW YORK CITY STREET - GHOSTBUSTERS LOGO - DAY

THEME MUSIC kicks in strongly as we see the familiar "No Ghosts" symbol

and PULL BACK to reveal that it's painted on the side of Ecto-1, the

Ghostbusters' emergency vehicle, which is speeding up Broadway on the

Upper West Side. RAY STANTZ is driving and WINSTON ZEDDEMORE is riding

shotgun.

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Harold Ramis

Harold Allen Ramis (November 21, 1944 – February 24, 2014) was an American actor, director, writer, and comedian. His best-known film acting roles were as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) and Russell Ziskey in Stripes (1981); he also co-wrote those films. As a writer-director, his films include the comedies Caddyshack (1980), National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Groundhog Day (1993), and Analyze This (1999). Ramis was the original head writer of the television series SCTV, on which he also performed, and he was one of three screenwriters of the film National Lampoon's Animal House (1978). more…

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