Ghostbusters

Synopsis: Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz and Egon work at the University where they delve into the paranormal and fiddle with many unethical experiments on the students. As they are kicked out of the University do they really understand their knowledge of the paranormal and go into business for themselves. Under the new snazzy business name of 'Ghostbusters', and living in the old firehouse building they work out of, they are called to rid New York City of paranormal phenomenon at everyone's whim.... for a price. They make national press as the media thinks and pressures everybody the Ghostbusters are the cause of it all. Thrown in jail by the EPA, the mayor takes a chance and calls on them to help save the city. Unbeknownst to all, a long dead Gozer worshiper (Evo Shandor) erected downtown apartment building is the cause of all the paranormal activity. They find out the building could resurrect the ancient Hittite god, Gozer, and bring an end to all of humanity. Who are you gonna call to stop this t
Director(s): Ivan Reitman
Production: Columbia Pictures
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.8
Metacritic:
71
Rotten Tomatoes:
97%
PG
Year:
1984
105 min
Website
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PETER:

to JENNIFER

Can you excuse me for a second?

JENNIFER:

Sure.

PETER runs to RAY, jumps up and smacks him on the head.

PETER:

I'm right in the middle of something, Ray! Ah, I need a little more time with this subject. Could you come back in an hour, hour and a half?

RAY:

Peter, at 1:
40 PM at the main branch of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, ten people witnessed a free floating, full torso, vaporous apparition. It blew books off shelves from twenty feet away and scared the socks off some poor librarian!

PETER:

I'm very excited. I'm very pleased. I want you to get right down there, check it out and get back to me.

RAY:

No, no.

PETER:

Get right back to me...

RAY:

You're coming with us on this one! Spengler went down there and took PKE valances. Went right off the top of the scale. Buried the needle! We're close on this one. I can feel it!

PETER:

I can feel it. We're very, very close.

to JENNIFER

I have to go now, Jennifer, but I'd like to work with you some more. Perhaps you could come back this evening, say at -

JENNIFER:

Eight o'clock?

PETER:

I was just about to say eight o'clock! You are a legitimate phenomenon!

Outside New York Public Library

PETER is yelling at RAY all the way there.

PETER:

As a friend I have to tell you: you've finally gone round the bend on this ghost business. You guys have been running your ass off meeting and greeting every schizo in the five boroughs who says he has a paranormal experience. What have you seen?

New York Public Library, reading room

RAY:

Of course you forget, Peter, I was present at an undersea, unexplained, mass sponge migration.

PETER:

Ooh, Ray, those sponges migrated about a foot and a half.

DR. EGON SPENGLER is under the table, listening to it with a stethescope. PETER runs over to him and speaks in a zombie voice.

Egon...

EGON is puzzled. PETER raps table with knuckles, then slams it with a book. EGON is starled and jumps up.

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Dan Aykroyd

Daniel Edward Aykroyd (born July 1, 1952) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, musician, businessman and filmmaker. He was an original member of the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" on Saturday Night Live (1975–79). A musical sketch he performed with John Belushi on SNL, The Blues Brothers, turned into an actual performing band and then the 1980 film The Blues Brothers. He conceived and starred in Ghostbusters (1984), which spawned a sequel and eventually an entire media franchise. In 1990, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the 1989 film Driving Miss Daisy. He starred in his own sitcom, Soul Man (1997–98). Aykroyd is also a businessman, having co-founded the House of Blues chain of music venues and the Crystal Head Vodka brand. more…

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